Chris Casio has a wide range of experience in the arts. A practicing artist and an art professor, he has the unique experience of existing in two distinct realms, that is, a grassroots community-based environment, as well as a more institutional setting. Having been in art school in one capacity or another for his whole adult life, he is well versed in the exchange of critique.
Skills and Experience
- Drawing and Mixed Media
About the Advisor
Christopher Cascio was born in New Orleans, and lives and works in Houston. He went to school at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Houston. Over the past decade his art has dealt with themes of obsession, compulsion, and ritual practice. The work now primarily consists of hard-edge abstraction (paintings) and is influenced by traditional quilting designs. Color and its transformative effects on the human psyche figure heavily. The paintings come from a spiritual place and serve as a fount of positive energy for those who take the time to look deeply. The act of painting is curative and creates an aura of healing around the work. In addition to practicing art, Chris has been teaching painting at university since 2011.
Learn more at christophercascio.com
What led you to teach?
I went to graduate school at the University of Houston and one of the things that interested me in the program was the teaching fellowship, which gave me a position teaching Drawing I and Painting I courses...