Cassandra Boyd

Cassandra Boyd is an Artist in Residence at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY where she works as a fine art painter, freelance illustrator, and designer.

Her paintings have been featured in gallery and museum exhibits in Hudson, NY; Kingston, NY; Woodstock, NY; East Aurora, NY; Orchard Park, NY; and Washington, CT. She has private collectors in the United States and abroad. Her illustrations have been published and seen in magazines, newspapers, New York City window displays, and in children's books.

Her recent solo painting exhibit, titled The Lady of the House: New Works in Oil by Cassandra Boyd , opened February 24, 2018 and ran through April 20, 2018 at the Chur Gallery in East Aurora, NY. 

Cassandra has had an extensive career designing and art directing sets for Fisher-Price, Sesame Workshop, and many film, TV, video and internet shows as well as art directing Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum exhibits in Times Square, NY and designing and art directing NFL Superbowl events. Her event designs have been experienced at Carnegie Hall, Tempe Center for the Arts, AZ, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre, and the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. She has created many works for print, film, TV, events, fashion shows, art galleries, and department store windows in NYC, Buffalo, Boston, Hartford, Nashville, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and London. Examples of her design work can be viewed here: www.cassandraboyd.com/design. Cassandra also had the pleasure of creating illustrations with Tony Walton for three Harper's Collins children's books written by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton.

Cassandra 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 working with Cassandra, or would like to license or purchase a painting or design, please send an email with your inquiry to: www.zboyddesign@gmail.com.

The Lady of The House: New Works in Oil

"Through my interest in dream symbolism, story and myth, I explore the hidden places between the worlds and aim to liberate the dynamic of enchantment. I am fascinated by the power, sensuality, and individuality of a subject and the layers of energy and meaning that each can hold. Whether through the intensity and intelligence in the eyes of a woman, through the curved stem and velvet color of a flower in bloom, or through the clever antics of a pair of crows, each piece is a window  into a timeless dreamscape, a curious drawing room, or a charmed place." 

Gifts from the Sea: Mixed Media

"In this recent painting series, I utilize a variety of mixed media elements embedded into acrylic polymers on wood panels. The materials include vintage wallpaper and ephemera, tumbled ocean pottery, sea glass, mica, and sand. These textural seascapes evoke the power and transformative majesty of the oceans able to transform and recycle discarded items into objects of value and beauty. The motions of the waves depicted in each painting are analogous to the human experiences of navigating inner emotional landscapes from the rise of an initial desire or feeling, to the merging and processing of conflicting ideas and thoughts, to the resolution, acceptance, and calming state of mind."


      

    Exhibits

    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

    Private Collections

    Dover, NH; Stowe, MA; Albany, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Bellingham, WA; Wilkensburg, PA; Washington, DC; Louisville, KY; Oslo, Norway.

    Clients

    • Harper Collins Children's Books
    • Fisher-Price, Inc.
    • Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.
    • Sesame Workshop
    • U.S. Figure Skating Association
    • Preston Bailey Design
    • Comedy Central
    • NFL
    • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
    • MTV Productions
    • NBC
    • PBS
    • CMT/VH-1
    • Kohl’s
    • Anheuser-Busch
    • Macy's
    • Tiffany & Co.
    • Lord & Taylor
    • Saks Fifth Avenue
    • Kenneth Cole
    • Jones New York
    • Sag Harbor
    • Overland Entertainment
    • Nickelodeon
    • Mattel
    • Noggin
    • McDonald's
    • Vineyard Theatre/TPAC
    • NY Spirit Magazine
    • Sentinel & Enterprise Newspaper
    • Arnold Communications Boston
    • RHI/Hallmark
    • HBO
    • Virgin Records
    • Lookalike Productions
    • Classic Sports Network
    • Visual Design Associates
    • Mystic Scenic Studios
    • Merrimack Theater
    • American Repertory Theater
    • Hartford Stage Co.
    • Huntington Theater
    • Lucille Lortel Theater       

    Awards

    Tribeca Vision Fest 2008 Award for Production Design Sets & Costumes: The Marconi Bros 

     New Line Cinema Award, and top prize at the 2005 China-American Film Festival: God is Good 

     Art Director’s Club Young Guns Award: Design Revolution 

     2000 Hollywood Film Festival Award, and Austin Film Festival Award: Genesis and Catastrophe