ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cassia Kite, American b. 1979
Kite was born and raised in Auburn, Nebraska and attended Northwest Missouri State University earning a B.F.A in painting and sculpture, along with a B.S in Art Education. In the summer of 2006, Kite moved to St. Petersburg, FL from Atlanta, GA to work with both the Museum of Fine Arts and Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Between 2006 and 2011, Kite taught K-5 art with the Pinellas County Schools and completed a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in School Improvement and Technology at the University of Florida.
Currently, Kite is teaching Painting, Printmaking and Modern and Contemporary Art History at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Kite currently resides in Sarasota, FL where she continues to work in her home studio and downtown studio.
REGENERATION series statement:
REGENERATION is about the passive and active emotional declination of the past. It is my hope to bring a resolve to intense feelings of nostalgia, that present grievances between my present and the past.
Although I cannot recover past experiences, or return to places I have a longing to be, I can recall and regenerate them to the canvas in an attempt to construct these sentimental memories from my past to the present. What I am finding however, is that within a sense of sentimental satisfaction there is a realized emptiness found in objects and places that no longer exist.
Regenerating these constructs based on nostalgic impulses have not offered a resolve but rather, presents further sentimental devastation and a sense of emptiness throughout the series, in turn, leaving me with a yearning for that which is irrecoverable.…Read More