EDUCATION
2002 - 2006  BFA Sculpture Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2004  Mobility Exchange Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

EXHIBITIONS
2015
Unusually Natural ● The Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI. September 2015
2014
Antlers: From Fairy Tales to the Spirit World  ●  True North Gallery, South Hamilton, MA. November 2014
2013
Current Tendencies III  ●  Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. August 2013
Out of the Wild  ●  Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. April 2013
2011
Slow Start, Long Beginnings  Collaborative exhibition with Jessica Steeber and Karin Haas.  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
2010                           
Handmade Meaning  James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI
DIY: A Revolution in Handicraft Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA
Sweeping the Pool of Light  Parachute Project, Milwaukee, WI
Annual MIAD Collaboration Project, Year Two Community outreach project, exhibition of a month long collaboration between myself and a Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design BFA student, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Kate Brandt Pink UW-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Eight Counties Exhibition John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2009
Haggerty Museum of Art Spring Benefit Milwaukee, WI
Annual MIAD Collaboration Project Community outreach project, exhibition of a month long collaboration between myself and a Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design BFA student, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Jan Lievens On A Jet Plane One night show inspired by the work of Dutch painter Jan Lievens, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
2008
Art Workers of Milwaukee Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Gallery Night Exhibition Vital Source Magazine, Milwaukee, WI
Hidden River Emerging Artist Gallery Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI.
What You Get When You Cross… One night, collaborative installation with Jessica Steeber, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI. August 2008.
Urban Outfitters Site-specific collaborative installation with Jessica Steeber. Milwaukee, WI
Opening Reception The Armoury Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
MARN's Annual Mentor/Mentee Show Hotcakes Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2006
Wilderness of Memories Two person show with Marrilee Challiss at Paper Boat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Juried Graduate Exhibition Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Senior Thesis Exhibition Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
2005
Night Blooming Serious Temporary installation/performance piece with Jessica Steeber, Mary DiBiasio, Jena Lee and Marla Sanvick, Moct Bar, Milwaukee, WI

RELATED EXPERIENCE
05/2013 – 10/2013  Co-Curator ● “Co/Exist: New Sensibilities in Collage” at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
09/2011 – current  Gallery Committee member  For the galleries at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
03/2011 – current  Owner  Made By Cassandra Smith
09/2010 - current  Co-Editor/Owner  ● Fine Line Magazine
04/2011 - 04/2012  Jury Panelist  ● Gray Blush Gallery, McLean, VA
04/2010  Art Direction    Sleepy Sun music video shoot, Milwaukee, WI
01/2010  Curator    “Armoury @ the Cedar Gallery”, Milwaukee, WI
07/2009  Curator   “Generate: An Exhibition of Work by MIAD Alumni”, Milwaukee, WI
05/2008 –  05/2009  Co-owner and Curator   The Armoury Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
06/2007 – 12/2007  Self-guided International Travel and Studio Research
Travel and studio research to 26 countries in 6 months; included museum, gallery and art fair visits
08/2006 – 06/2007  Studio Assistant   Grotta & Co, Milwaukee, WI
08/2006 – 06/2007  MARN Mentor Program, Mentee   Milwaukee, WI
Participated in a grant-funded, jury selective mentorship program through Milwaukee Artist Resource Network.
08/2005 – 06/2006  Studio Assistant/Intern  Miller & Campbell Costume Shop, Milwaukee, WI
12/2003 - 05/2004  Studio Assistant/Intern  Fashion Ninja Boutique, Milwaukee, WI

SPEAKING / OTHER
11/2013  Guest Lecturer ● UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.
09/2013  Guest Lecturer ● Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
04/2012  Visiting artist, UW-Madison ● Conducted critiques with college-level advanced painting workshop students at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
02/2012  Visiting artist, MIAD ● Conducted critiques with college-level fine art students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
10/2011  Workshop: Marketing and Social Media ●  Lead workshop for alumni at the MIAD
10/2010  Visiting artist, MIAD ●  Conducted critiques and studio visits with college-level fine art students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
11/2009  Guest artist, MIAD ●  Lecture and critique with college-level integrated studio arts class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
06/2009  The Moment: The Art of Affordable Collecting ● Guest speaker at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI