about the artist
Cassie Phan is an artist working primarily in mixed media installations of video, objects and drawing. Using process as play, her work often questions perception and memory, interpersonal trauma and the mechanisms of resilience. She has exhibited work nationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Art League Houston (2015), Midway Gallery (2015), Terrain Dallas (2014), and 500X Gallery (2014). She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas and is currently an Adjunct Professor for the University of North Texas, Eastfield College and Blinn College.
Functioning predominately as inquiries into the effects of chronic traumatic experiences, my work parallels, reflects and often informs an increasing sense of self-awareness. Largely autobiographical in nature, the work seeks to subtly reveal secrets that may foster a sense of connection with an emerging personal narrative. Intuitive investigation of relationships between materials drives my process, allowing an element of play that is also wrought with heaviness. The work contains both non-representational and figurative elements and is primarily constructed of humble, derelict materials. By way of ever-changing installations, the relationships between objects and materials construct narratives that can be played out in different scenarios: a constant state of revision that seeks to lend agency to each individual piece and vitality to the whole.