Born in Connecticut in 1968, Sean Cassidy graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He later received his Masters in Fine Arts degree in painting from Central Michigan University. While living in Michigan, he taught as an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University and at Mid-Michigan Community College. In 2007 he moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Currently, he teaches at Bridgewater State University, the Cape Cod Art Association and teaches classes at his art studio.
Sean paintings are primarily done in oil. He has a series of figurative work using aerial maps and layers of thin glazes to create an ethereal quality that metaphorically explores the nature of the human psyche. His new series connects historic figures with the aerial map from each figures birthplace to create an interesting dichotomy. Some of his most current work is of city street scenes and beach scenes over aerial maps. He also has a successful series of portrait paintings of famous musicians from the world of jazz and blues regularly on display at the Zion Union Heritage Museum.
His work has won various awards and has been exhibited in both national and international juried exhibitions. He is a juried Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, a juried Master Artist at the Cape Cod Art Association and a juried artist member at the Plymouth Guild for the Arts. Sean Cassidy’s work can be found in both public and private collections.