Cassandra Brown

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I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge. I studied studio art and graduated in 2010 with a focus on painting. I have called Calgary home since 2019.


I create paintings with an interest in our history, as told through folklore, fairy tales and myths. I am often exploring concepts of memory and cultural identity, how the sum of our values can be recorded in what we choose to remember or forget. I'm fascinated by folklore for it's oral storytelling origins, how our memory (both individual and collective) is not a static concrete thing, but shifting and evolving. Not even the bones of a story can hold up to the passing of time and generations of retelling; evolving depending on the situation, the story teller and the listener.


Acrylic on birch panel.


I learned about the newly discovered immortal jellyfish; when death is looming due to age or injury it reverts to an earlier stage of life and starts over, an endless existence.

nu·​mi·​nous: supernatural, mysterious; appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense.

Cassandra Brown


Acrylic on canvas.


“The owl of Minerva takes its flight only when the shades of night are gathering.” -G. W. F. Hegel

Minerva is the Roman equivalent to Athena, Greek Goddess of wisdom. Hegel was a philosopher, he believed philosopher's (the owl) rises with the night, when the day (a political movement, significant event, conflict etc) is ending and can be reflected on and fully understood. The idea is we can't truly know something in the moment, and I think that can apply everything in life. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say.

Cassandra Brown