Sean Cassidy (born in Connecticut 1968) 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, Quincy College, 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 the aerial map and the concepts of plein air painting techniques to create an interesting dichotomy. He also has a well-publicized and 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 member of the Copley of Society of Art in Boston. Sean Cassidy’s work can be found in both public and private collections.