Cassandra Kim

Arrogant Rooster
Cassandra Kim

Arrogant Rooster

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

30 x 24 in

$950.00

Doe of Cleaves
Cassandra Kim

Doe of Cleaves

Acrylic and Oil in Canvas Lined Black Frame

28 x 24 in

$950.00

Mademoiselle de Renard
Cassandra Kim

Mademoiselle de Renard

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

34 x 28 in

$850.00

Naval Officer Llama
Cassandra Kim

Naval Officer Llama

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

34 x 28 in

$1,150.00

Pope Panda
Cassandra Kim

Pope Panda

Acrylic and Oil in Gold Frame

18 x 15 in

$850.00

Portrait of Johannes Rhinoceros
Cassandra Kim

Portrait of Johannes Rhinoceros

Acrylic and Oil in Canvas Lined Black Frame

28 x 24 in

$950.00

Portrait of Margaret Van Orangutan
Cassandra Kim

Portrait of Margaret Van Orangutan

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

30 x 24 in

$1,150.00

The Noble Toad
Cassandra Kim

The Noble Toad

Acrylic and Oil in Hand Carved Frame

32 x 26 in

$1,150.00

Saint Opossum; Virginia’s Unsung Hero, 2019
Cassandra Kim

Saint Opossum; Virginia’s Unsung Hero, 2019

painted on a vintage 1 piece wooden frame in acrylic and oil

15 x 9 in

SOLD

Arrogant Rooster
Cassandra Kim

Arrogant Rooster

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

30 x 24 in

$950.00

Pope Panda
Cassandra Kim

Pope Panda

Acrylic and Oil in Gold Frame

18 x 15 in

$850.00

Saint Opossum; Virginia’s Unsung Hero, 2019
Cassandra Kim

Saint Opossum; Virginia’s Unsung Hero, 2019

painted on a vintage 1 piece wooden frame in acrylic and oil

15 x 9 in

SOLD

Doe of Cleaves
Cassandra Kim

Doe of Cleaves

Acrylic and Oil in Canvas Lined Black Frame

28 x 24 in

$950.00

Portrait of Johannes Rhinoceros
Cassandra Kim

Portrait of Johannes Rhinoceros

Acrylic and Oil in Canvas Lined Black Frame

28 x 24 in

$950.00

Mademoiselle de Renard
Cassandra Kim

Mademoiselle de Renard

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

34 x 28 in

$850.00

Portrait of Margaret Van Orangutan
Cassandra Kim

Portrait of Margaret Van Orangutan

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

30 x 24 in

$1,150.00

Naval Officer Llama
Cassandra Kim

Naval Officer Llama

Acrylic and Oil in Vintage Frame

34 x 28 in

$1,150.00

The Noble Toad
Cassandra Kim

The Noble Toad

Acrylic and Oil in Hand Carved Frame

32 x 26 in

$1,150.00

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Cassandra Kim
Cassandra Kim is a Virginia native and 2003 BFA Illustration graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a child, Cassandra was a voracious reader - devouring books as quickly as they could fuel her imagination. It taught her that animals could invite her to tea or take her on a wild car ride. Perhaps her passion for reading could only be rivaled for her love of art. Certainly her regular visits to museums and art galleries developed her love and admiration of the old masters. As she began to paint, it was only natural she would gravitate towards blending her two loves. Working with acrylic and oil on canvas or masonite, Cassandra paintings seek to invoke the grandeur and color of past works while introducing the public to her own sense of twisted whimsy and wonder. Working as a muralist and graphic artist for Trader Joes for 15 years, she further developed her professionalism and style. In 2013, the Klondike Gold Rush National Park and Chilkoot Historical Site awarded Cassandra with an artist residency to capture the beauty of the park and share her impressions of the trail through her images and experiences. Today, her personal works continue to reflect her love of nature, imagination, and respect for the old masters of her medium. STATEMENT Seemingly like works of art acquired from an alternative universe, these works add elements of levity, curiosity, and whimsy to classic portraiture. Our society is living in stressful times, and these paintings aim to provide a break from that stress. The simple subject matter make them accessible to all. Everyone is familiar with classic portraits - the lush, rich oil paints, jewel tones, and even the mysterious expressions that cause us to pause and reflect on who those people might have been. I am continuing the tradition of using art from the past as inspiration for new works, much as Romans artists were profoundly influenced by Greek pieces of art. The twist is that the faces of people are replaced with those of animals, revealing the shared ability of all species to reveal so much emotion through their faces, especially through ther eyes. It has proven critically important for me to match the right animal or insect with the most appropriate painting in order to create a unique persona and painting. All the paintings are cted with a mix of acrylic and oil paint on masonite or canvas. They are framed in antique or vintage ornate frames, to add to the old world feel. EDUCATION 2003 BFA in Communication Arts and Design with a focus in Illustration, from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 “Hear Me Roar” at Eclectic Gallery, London, England (Feb.- April) “Hung Juried” at Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA (Mar.) 2018 “All Media Show” at Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA (Nov.-Jan 2019) ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2013 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residence- Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park & Chilkoot Trail National Historical Site, Skagway, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada (July)
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