"Informed by the subconscious and executed by intuition, my paintings seek to examine the delicate balances between: chaos and order, comfort and discomfort, positive and negative. Through abstraction, I continue to investigate the sensations that occur simply by juxtaposing colors and shapes. Combinations of intense then subtle palettes are carefully chosen to fabricate a new world where formality meets emotion. On each painted surface I survey a field where the viewer can perhaps disengage from their own reality and enter a fantasy that transcends the present."
Cassi Denise Rodriguez is a contemporary abstract painter from Pennsylvania. Her dedication to painting has become an important ritual for over ten years. She believes that art enriches our personal environments, and that we can all benefit by bringing art into our home and work spaces. All of her works are created in her home studio in the city of Reading, Pennsylvania.
2008 BFA, Kutztown University
2011 - Time & Place.The Infantree. Lancaster, PA
2011 - Paintings by Cassi. Grandview Gallery. West Lawn, PA
2009 - Selection of Paintings. Green Man Cafe. Lancaster, PA
2008 - Touching the Surface. Heitmann Atelier & Gallery. Lancaster, PA
2008 - Recent Paintings. Hardbean Cafe. Fleetwood, PA
2007 - You Are Here. Student Union Gallery. Kutztown, PA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 - Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg, PA
2022 - 94th Int. Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA
2022 - Art of Jazz, Goggleworks, Reading, PA
2021 - 93rd Annual Int. Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA
2021 - Art of Jazz, Goggleworks, Reading,PA
2020 - Outdoor Mural Gallery at South of Penn Garage, Reading, PA
2011 - Pennridge Gallery of the Arts. Sellersville, PA
2011 - Quick Draw. The Infantree. Lancaster, PA
2010 - Pennridge Gallery of the Arts. Sellersville, PA
2010 - 44th Annual Lititz Ourdoor Art Show. Lititz, PA
2009 - ion, ism and ic. Susquehanna Art Museum. Harrisburg, PA
2009 - 47th Annual Open Art Award Exhibition. Lancaster Museum of Art. Lancaster, PA
2008 - Landis Woods Art Show. Neffsville, PA
2008 - 80th Annual International Juried Exhibition. Art Association of Harrisburg. Harrisburg, PA
2008 - Kutztown University Senior Show. The Goggleworks. Reading, PA
2007 - Absolutely Abstract. Philadelphia Sketch Club. Philadelphia, PA
2007 - Handenbrain. Eckhaus Gallery. Kutztown, PA
2011 - 2nd Place in Painting Category. Pennridge Gallery of the Arts.
2010 - Best in Show. Walter Emmerson Baum Memorial Award. Pennridge Gallery of the Arts.
Visiting Artist Lecture
2009 - York College. York, PA