Shaun Cassidy was born in Carshalton, England, in 1966. He studied sculpture at Norwich School of Art, Norfolk, UK, receiving a BA (HONS) in 1988. In 1988 Cassidy worked as a studio assistant for British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. In 1991 Cassidy finished his graduate studies in sculpture at the University of Alberta, Canada. Cassidy's sculpture has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. He has exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Franconia Sculpture Park, MN; Forum for Contemporary Art in Saint Louis; and at the DeCordova Museum, MA. In 1995 Cassidy exhibited five large-scale sculptures at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseilles, France. He has been awarded residencies at over 10 venues including The McDowell Colony, NH; Djerassi Resident Artists Program, CA; McColl Center for Visual Arts, NC; and Sculpture Space, NY. His work has been reviewed and featured in Art in America, New Art Examiner, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Currently Cassidy is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. Previously Cassidy was an Assistant Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO. He is currently working on public art commissions for the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte and CATS, (Charlotte Area Transit System).