Jackie Cassidy is a painter and mixed-media marquetarian living and working in southern New Jersey. She is mostly self-taught, having graduated in 2010 with her M.A. in Writing from Rowan University. She has since exhibited at numerous galleries and institutions, and her work exists in collections in the U.S., U.K., and France. Her paintings and mixed-media works act as a barometer for her desire to discover eclectic landscapes and figures that negotiate the boundary between our reality and the fantastical, the unsettling, the sublime. Through research, many of her paintings translate natural phenomena into something that is at once alien and terribly, terribly human.