KATI CASIDA

“My study of modern dance patterns help me to realize how I want to cut through space with my materials and color,” says artist Kati Casida. Her work implies motion and a continuous passage through space, inviting visitors to view natural elements inside, outside and through her work.

About Kati Casida

Kati Casida was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has travelled extensively in countries including Norway, Sweden, Greece, Israel, Japan, England, Switzerland and Costa Rica among many others. She was an Artist-In-Residence in Ekeley, Edvard Munch Studio, Oslo, Norway and also in Hydra, Greece, at the Ecole Superiure des Beaux-Arts d’Athens. Her work can be seen in several public collections including the Santa Clara Civic Center, Oakland City Center and the Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA. She has also had numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world and is featured in many private collections. Casida was the editor and publisher of Nordic 5 Arts and in 2006 coordinated the Nordic 5 Arts exhibitions in San Francisco. She currently lives and works in Berkeley, CA.

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Title of Piece: SUN KISSED
Year and Materials: 2010 Painted Aluminum
Dimensions: 38″ x 54″ x 30″

“My sculptures imply motion, a continuous passage through space.” – Kati Casida

Title of Piece: SHALL WE DANCE
Year and Materials: 2012 Painted Aluminum
Dimensions: 48″ x 53″ x 48″

“The seasons, wind, snow, and rushing waterfalls of Norway, the land of my great grandparents, are also reflected in my work.” – Kati Casida

Title of Piece: UNTITLED
Year and Materials: 2017-2018 Painted Aluminum

Title of Piece: EMERGING SQUARE
Year and Materials: 2017 Painted Aluminum
Dimensions: 70″ x 66″ x 48″

“Thrust, undulation, rhythm, inside, outside, and around are all words I use to describe my work and the creative process. I begin with paper or strips of metal, cutting and folding, making small models to explore on an intimate scale how form relates to space.” – Kati Casida

Title of Piece: RED JAZZ
Year and Materials: 2013 Painted Aluminum
Dimensions: 132″ x 108″ x 60″

“I’m influenced by images in the landscape and how movement changes these images. Rhythms of various Greek and Cypriot dances and my study of modern dance patterns help me to realize how I want to cut through space with my materials and colors.” – Kati Casida

For purchase and inquiries regarding Kati’s sculptures exhibited in Harmonies exhibition, please contact arts@lutherburbankcenter.org

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