Nate Cassie’s work varies in media and form depending on the concept at hand. Photography, video, and environmental installations illustrate identity within a social context and the “spaces in between” communities and individuals, especially public and private demarcations. Cassie’s thick, opulent paintings distill connections of patterning in nature, interpersonal relationships and desire. His process involves turning the canvas clockwise as he works, leaving gestural drips of paint over the top according to the Fibonacci sequence of numbers found in nature. Each series is a different “portrait” of natural constructions like flowers, hurricanes, and ice flows.
Cassie’s work has been shown at various locations in the United States and abroad, including the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. and the City Museum in Queretaro, Mexico. He is a past fellow in the Artpace Foundation’s International Artist in Residence Program in San Antonio and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ FIVA residency program in Miami.
Nate Cassie was born in Somerville, New Jersey in 1970 and grew up in both the East coast and Midwestern United States. He obtained his BA from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in studio art and his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Cassie lives and works in San Antonio, TX.