Fiona Naomi Cashell (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1981) is a lens-based interdisciplinary artist using digital and hybrid practices to explore the boundaries and artistic use of video and sound, performance, photography, text, textile and print. Work created is usually situational in context – utilizing the immediate environment and drawing from personal narratives and interests such as memory, attachment, distance, otherness, place and exile. Research within her practice also includes philosophy and psychology, with a specific focus on phenomenology, otherness, sense, consciousness and cognitive aesthetics.
In addition to her fine art practice, Fiona is a Lecturer in Art & Design at the University of Salford, Manchester, designing and delivering modules on the BA in Digital Media Arts (Hons) program. She is a professional member of the Teaching Council of Ireland, and serves as an advisory board member for SAH Journal (Ireland). She exhibits widely, and her work has been being screened or shown in institutions such as Anthology Film Archives, New York; West African Research Center, Senegal; Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Ireland and CICA Art Museum, Korea.
MFA in Studio Art, Stony Brook University, New York
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Art & Philosophy, Stony Brook University, New York
MSc in Art Direction, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
BDes in Visual Communication, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Individual Artist Bursary Award, South Dublin County Council
Dorothy L. Pieper Award
GSEU Professional Development Award, Stony Brook University
Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2012 - 2015
Teaching Assistantship/Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook University
Getting Lost, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, NY.
Home, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, Stony Brook University, NY.
Explorations, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Dublin, Ireland.
Over the Structures, Juried Selection, CICA Museum, Korea.
Lahti Fringe Festival, Finland.
Single Channel: Video Art Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA.
Efes International Video Art Biennial, Juried Selection / Official Program, Turkey.
Subterranean (as part of Cavo Fest), Santa Geffa Church,Trani, Italy.
Borderless: In Perspective, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
Here Me Now, Risør Kunstpark, Norway.
Chez/Home, The West African Research Center (part of Dakar Biennale), Dakar, Senegal.
Groundless, The Cube Creative Hub, Dublin, Ireland.
Soundscapes & Sound Identities, Juried Selection, Castello Di Beseno, Besenello, Italy.
MFA Thesis Show, Paul W.Zuccaire Gallery, New York, USA.
Transmadatac, Juried Selection, Madrid, Spain.
Experimento BIO, Experimental Arts International Festival, Bilbao, Spain.
FTLO, Bottleneck Gallery, Williamsburg, New York, USA.
Spring Equinox, Greenpoint Gallery, Greenpoint, New York, USA.
Connections, Juried Selection, RuaRed Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.