Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I am an Artist in Residence at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY where I work as a fine art painter, freelance illustrator, and a designer. My art studio nests within the stone and half-timbered Arts & Crafts style Print Shop building built in 1901. You can view a video about the Roycroft here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9GKNCsXty0
My illustrations and designs have been published in magazines, newspapers and in children's books. I've also had the pleasure of creating illustrations with Tony Walton for three Harper Collins children's books written by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton.
The paintings that I've created have been featured in gallery and museum exhibits in Hudson, NY; Kingston, NY; Woodstock, NY; East Aurora, NY; Orchard Park, NY; and Washington, CT. My collectors live in the US and abroad. You can see the latest works from my oil painting series The Lady of the House, and the mixed-media series Gifts from the Sea by scrolling though the slideshow below or clicking here : https://www.cassandraboyd.com/fineart-painting/
I have been fortunate to have had an extensive career collaborating with creative teams of talented people while designing and art directing sets for Fisher-Price, Sesame Workshop, Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Times Square, and a variety of film, TV, video and internet shows. I have created works for print, film, TV, events, fashion shows and store windows in NYC, Buffalo, Boston, Hartford, Nashville, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and London. My event designs have been experienced at Carnegie Hall, Tempe Center for the Arts, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre, and the Hammerstein Ballroom. Examples of my set design and event design work can be viewed in the slide show below or by clicking here: www.cassandraboyd.com/design.
I received a BFA in Illustration and Fine Art from Syracuse University and an MFA in Design for Film and Stage from New York University.
If you are interested in collaborating with me, or would like to license, purchase or commission a painting or design, please send an email with your inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 River Gallery, Mixed Media Show, N. Tonawanda, NY
2018 Chur Gallery, Solo Exhibit, East Aurora, NY
2017 California Road Music Hall, Group Exhibit, Orchard Park, NY
2015-2016 Redfish Gallery, Spring Art walk & Holiday Show, East Aurora, NY
2012 One Mile Gallery, Group Show, Kingston, NY
2011 WAAM Gallery, Small Works, Woodstock, NY
2011 WAAM Gallery Holiday Group Show Woodstock, NY
2010 Group Show, Posie Kviat Gallery, Hudson, NY
1994 Stories of Our People, The Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT
Tribeca Vision Fest 2008 Award for Production Design Sets & Costumes for The Marconi Bros
New Line Cinema Award, and top prize at the 2005 China-American Film Festival for God is Good
Art Director’s Club Young Guns Award for Design Revolution
2000 Hollywood Film Festival Award, and Austin Film Festival Award for Genesis and Catastrophe