Todd M Casey – MH Ambassador

Todd M. Casey was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. His artistic education includes a BFA in Communication Design from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts.

After receiving his degree in 2001, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a Graphic Designer. He then moved to San Francisco to pursue a Masters in Animation at the Academy of Art. While taking the foundation classes for his MFA, he found a true passion in painting, and returned to New York City to the studio of Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and began his classical painting training in 2007.

Being raised in Massachusetts was most influential for Casey, as he loves history, and Colonial culture. He is inspired by the richness of vintage objects in historical cities, and enjoys incorporating antiquated narrative into his paintings. He also finds inspiration throughout his travels, and paints the myriad items he collects.

Casey’s work, touches on more than simplistic, rigid realism. There is a haunting, nearly literary quality to each frame. A feeling that subjects are viewed from behind rain-kissed, mottled glass; burnished by enigmatic candlelight— or brushed by the soft, hazy edges of a half-remembered dream. Works that are classically styled, but progressive in approach— fine, somber details, rendered with a clear, meticulous eye; and yet, somehow, subdued with a gentle, melancholic focus.

There is a definite purity to Casey’s paintings; the order and function of classical realist art— but equally, a plush, sentimental homage to emotive recollection. Casey paints images that are not constrained by the details of each subject’s frame; rather they emerge from their housing, passionate, contemplative, reverent, or regretful. Make no mistake, Casey’s work is more than line and brush stroke. It is a colorful tour through the very powerful emotions, surging through one man’s mind.

Drawing inspiration from classical art, historical literature, and personal experience; Casey imbues each piece with a love of both pragmatic, corporeal form, and storied, intentional function. That is to say, every painting has a tale to tell; whether emergent from the viewer’s own perception, or brewed from the very deep well of introspective thought, the artist inculcates with each brush stroke. Subtlety, refined grace, meditation, and honesty— are the hallmarks of Todd Casey’s aesthetic.

His paintings have been honored with awards, several times in recent years. Most recently, he won first place 3 years in a row in the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, and first place in oil painting from the Allied Artists of America, in 2015. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States; and exclusively on the East Coast, at Rehs Contemporary Gallery, in Midtown New York City.

Casey lives in Connecticut, with his wife, Gina and daughter Scarlet. When he is not working in his home studio, or preparing for gallery events, he reads Joseph Campbell, Paulo Coelho and Eckhardt Tolle, watches Woody Allen movies— or toils in his garden, when the weather allows.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc.5 East 57th Street – 8th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 355-5710
www.rehs.com

EXHIBITIONS

2020
Solo Exhibition
– Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The Art of Still Life” New York, NY
Boston Guild of Artists, “2020 New England Regional Juried Exhibition” Boston, MA
Sugarlift Gallery, “Still” New York, NY
Project Space Gallery, “Nature Morte” Oyster Bay, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Charleston Art and Antique Show” Charleston, SC
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The LA Art Show” Los Angeles, CA

2019The Teaching Studios, “Nature Morte” Oyster Bay, NY
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
Rockport Art Association & Museum, “National Juried Exhibition” Rockport, MA
The American Artists of America Professional League, “91st Grand National Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Antiques & Modernism Winnetka” Winnetka, IL
Allied Artists of America, “106th Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Newport Art Show” Newport, RI
Workshop 13, “Northeast Fine Art Exhibition” Ware, MA
The Art Renewal Center, “14th International ARC Salon” (Online)
Hudson Valley Art Association, “86th Annual National Juried Exhibition” Lyme, CT
Butler Institute of American Art, “83rd Annual Mid-Year Show” Youngstown, OH
Black Anchor Collective, “Paint it Black” Los Angeles, CA
The Staten Island Museum, “Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants” Staten Island, NY
Susan Powell Fine Art, “Still Life Invitational” Madison, CT
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Charleston Art and Antique Show” Charleston, SC
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The LA Art Show” Los Angeles, CA

2018Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
The American Artists of America Professional League, “90th Grand National Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Baltimore Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Baltimore, MD
Allied Artists of America, “105th Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
Art of the Heirloom, “National Heirloom Exposition” Santa Rosa, CA
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Nantucket Summer Antiques Show” Nantucket, MA
The Salmagundi Club, “Non Members Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Antiques & Modernism Winnetka” Winnetka, IL
Hudson Valley Art Association, “85th Annual National Juried Exhibition” Lyme, CT
Susan Powell Fine Art, “Still Life Invitational” Madison, CT
Eleventh Street Arts, “The Still Life: Contemporary Interpretations” Long Island City, NY
Society of Illustrators, “Illustrators 60: Advertising, Institutional, Uncommissioned Show” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The LA Art Show” Los Angeles, CA

2017Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Baltimore Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Baltimore, MD
Art of the Heirloom, “National Heirloom Exposition” Santa Rosa, CA
The John F. Peto Museum, “Tri-State Invitational Exhibition” Island Heights, NJ
Georgetown Art Center, “Fresh Voices of Realism” Georgetown, TX
Allied Artists of America, “104th Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Antiques & Modernism Winnetka” Winnetka, IL
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Nantucket Summer Antiques Show” Nantucket, MA
The Salmagundi Club, “Non-Juried Summer Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Newport Antique Show” Newport, RI
The Salmagundi Club, “Nautical Theme Exhibition” New York, NY
Raison D’etre Gallery, “Quintessence” Southampton, NY
The Georgetown Art Center, “Fresh Voices of Realism” Georgetown, TX
The Salmagundi Club, “Interiors” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Chicago Antiques, Art & Design Show” Chicago, IL
Southern Utah University, “Changing Seasons from Winter to Spring” Salt Lake City, UT
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL
The Salmagundi Club, “Black and White Exhibition” New York, NY
The Salmagundi Club, “Radiant Still Life Exhibition” New York, NY
The Salmagundi Club, “New Members Exhibition” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Los Angeles Show” Los Angeles, CA

2016The Salmagundi Club, “108th Annual Thumb-box Exhibit” New York, NY
Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts, “Wrap Me Up” Long Island City, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “New York Art, Antiques and Jewelry Show” Winnetka, IL
Oil Painters of America, “2016 Salon Show, Castle Gallery Fine Art” Fort Wayne, IN
Somers Land Trust, “Stone House Fundraiser” Somers NY
Allied Artists of America, “103rd Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
The Whistler House Museum, “Still Life Exhibition” Lowell, MA
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Baltimore Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Baltimore, MD
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “”Nantucket Art and Antique Show” Nantucket, MA
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Newport Antiques Show” Newport, RI
The Salmagundi Club, “Nautical Theme Exhibition” New York, NY
The John F. Peto Museum, “Biennial: International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life and Trompe L’oiel”Island Heights, NJ
The Salmagundi Club, “Annual Members Show” New York, NY
Hudson Valley Art Association, “83rd Annual National Juried Exhibition” New York, NY
Hudson Valley Seed Library, NOFA-NY “Winter Conference” Saratoga Springs, NY
Hudson Valley Seed Library, “Organic Seed Growers Conference” Corvallis, OR
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Antique and Jewelry Show” Naples, FL
Hudson Valley Seed Library, “Philadelphia Flower Show Philadelphia, PA
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL
Hudson Valley Seed Library, “Arts Center of the Capital Region” Troy, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The LA Art Show” Los Angeles, CA
Hudson Valley Seed Library, “Tower Hill Botanic Garden” Boylston, MA

2015Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Reflecting the Real” New York City NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Winnetka Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Winnetka, IL
The Old Bowery Station (NYC), Eleventh Street Arts “A Fresh Palate” New York, NY
National Heirloom Exposition, “The Art of the Heirloom “ Santa Rosa, CA
Lovetts Gallery, “The Birds” Tulsa OK
Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts, “The Still Life Show” Long Island City, N
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Baltimore Summer Antiques Show” Baltimore, MD
Allied Artists of America, “102nd Annual Exhibition” New York City, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Newport Antiques Show” Newport, RI
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The New York Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show” New York, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL
Art Renewal Center, “2014-2015 International Salon” Online
Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts, “Ai Fiori: The Alla Prima Floral Sketch” Long Island City, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The LA Art Show” Los Angeles, CA
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Antique and Jewelry Show” Naples, FL
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show” Palm Beach, FL

2014Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts, “Inaugural Group Show” Long Island City, NY
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
Allied Artists of America, “101st Annual Exhibition” New York City, NY
The Art Students League, Manhattan Borough Presidents Office,“Small Works Show” Manhattan, NY
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Chicago International Antique and Fine Art Fair” Chicago, IL
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Newport Antiques Show” Newport, RI
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show” Dallas, TX
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Baltimore Summer Antiques Show” Baltimore, MD
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “The New York Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show” New York City, NY
Bold Brush Painting Competition, “August 2014” Online Exhibition
Lee County Alliance for the Arts, “Modern Atelier: The Methods of Today’s Training” Fort Myers, FL
Art Renewal Center, “2013-2014 International Salon” Online

2013Cavalier Galleries, “Small Works Online Exhibition and Sale” Greenwich, NY
Allied Artists of America, “100th Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
Black Bird Framing and Art, “The Methods of the Modern Atelier” Asheville, NC
Whistler House Museum of Art, “The Methods of the Modern Atelier” Lowell, MA

2012Whistler House Museum of Art, “Members Gallery Show” Lowell, MA
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA

2011Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
McColl Fine Art Gallery, “Hudson River Revisited Exhibit” Charlotte, NC
Cavalier Galleries, “Group Exhibition: Recent works by Gallery Artists” Greenwich, NY
Cavalier Galleries,” Arrangements: Still Life Paintings Exhibition and Sale” Greenwich, NY
Greenhouse Gallery of Art, “Salon International” San Antonio, TX
Grace Institute, “The Personal Visions of Contemporary Illustrators” New York City, NY
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Looking at Lowell” Lowell, MA

2010Butler Institute of American Art, “74th Annual Mid-Year Show” Youngstown, OH
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA

2009The Atlanta Gallery of Art, “The Water Street Atelier” Atlanta, GA
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA

2008Hunter Gallery, “The Hudson River Landscape Show” Hunter, NY
Meredith Long Gallery, “Jacob Collins and the Water Street Atelier” Houston, TX
Bendann Gallery, “The Water Street Atelier” Baltimore, MD
Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA

2007Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA

2006The Academy of Art University, “Graduate School Show” San Francisco, CA

2003Society of Illustrator Los Angeles,“42nd Annual Show” Los Angele,s CA

2001Massachusetts College of Art, “All School Show” Boston, MA

1997-1998United States Capital Building, “National Congressional Arts Caucus” Washington DC

AWARDS

2019Portrait Society of America, “Members Only Competition” (Online)Second Place for Still Life (The Naturalist)

The Artists Magazine, “Annual Art Competition” (Publication)First Place for Still Life/Interiors (The Entomologist)

Lowell Cemetery Art Exhibition “Monuments, Memorials and Memories, Images of Lowell Cemetery” Lowell, MA
First Place (Bonney)

The American Artists of America Professional League, “91st Grand National Exhibition” New York, NY
AAPL Board of Directors Award for Representational and Traditional Artistic Merit

The Richeson75 International, “Still Life and Floral 2019”Finalist for Still Life & Floral

2018Portrait Society of America, “Members Only Competition” (Online)Finalist for Still Life (The Proper Beast)

American Artists Professional League, “90th Grand National Exhibition” New York, NY
Ridgewood Art Institute Art Award

Allied Artists of America,“105th Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
Butler Museum of American Art Award

Hudson Valley Art Association, “85th Annual National Juried Exhibition” Lyme, CT
American Artists Professional League Award for Traditional Realism

2017Portrait Society of America, “Members Only Competition” (Online)First Place for Still Life (The Entomologist Study)

Allied Artists of America, “104th Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
Aileen and Manuel de Torres Award for Still Life

The Salmagundi Club, “Non Juried Summer Exhibition” New York, NY
Margery Soroka Memorial Award

The Salmagundi Club, “Interiors” New York, NY
Certificate of Merit Award

The Salmagundi Club, “Radiant Still Life Exhibition” New York, NY
Certificate of Merit Award

The Salmagundi Club, “New Members Exhibition” New York, NY
First Place, The Claudia & Mark Seymour Award

2016Portrait Society of America, “Members Only Competition”First Place for Still Life (Against the Wind)

The Salmagundi Club, “Nautical Theme Exhibition” New York, NY
Second Place

2015Portrait Society of America, “Members Only Competition”First Place for Still Life (The Great Escape)

Allied Artists of America, “102nd Annual Exhibition” New York, NY
First Place for Oil Painting, Gold Medal (Birth of a Kamikaze)

The Artists Magazine, “32th Annual Art Competition”Finalist for Still Life/Floral

2014The Artists Magazine, “31th Annual Art Competition”Finalist for Still Life/Floral

Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
Honorable Mention

Allied Artists of America, “101st Annual Exhibition” New York City, NY
American Artists Professional League Award for Traditional Realism

Bold Brush Painting Competition, “August 2014”Best of Show

2013Allied Artists of America, “100th Annual Exhibition” New York City, NY
Aileen and Manuel de Torres Award for Still Life

The Artists Magazine, “30th Annual Art Competition”Honorable Mention & Finalist for Still Life/Floral

2012The Artists Magazine, “29th Annual Art Competition”Honorable Mention for Still Life/Floral

Greenhouse Gallery of Art, “Salon International”, San Antonio, TX
Merit Award for Still Life Painting

2011Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Members Show” Lowell, MA
Best in Show

Greenhouse Gallery of Art, “Salon International”, San Antonio, TX
Jury’s Top 50

2010Whistler House Museum of Art, “Annual Member Show” Lowell, MA
2nd Place

2007Hunter Gallery, “The Hudson River Landscape” Hunter, NY
Full Fellowship

2006The Academy of Art University, “Graduate School Show” San Francisco, CA
Best in Show

2000Massachusetts College of Art, “Aspen Design Conference” Boston, MA
Full Fellowship

1997National Arts Caucus, Washington D.C., “5th Congressional District Art Competition”
First Place

MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS

2020
The Art of Still Life: A Contemporary Guide to Classical Techniques, Composition, Drawing and Painting in Oil
,Monacelli Press, February 18th, 2020

International ArtistIssue 132, April/May 2020
The Art of Still Life, Modeling Forms: Sculpting in Two Dimensions” page 50-59

American Art CollectorIssue 174, April 2020
”The Art of Still Life”
page 138-139

The Artists Magazine, Volume 37, Issue 04, May 2020
Composition: The Seven Principles of Design, For still lifes that grab and hold a viewers attention” page 26 – 33

The Artists Magazine, Volume 37, Issue 03, April 2020
Independent Study, Resources to inspire + build skills, “Be Still, My Art!” page 91

The Artists Magazine, “36th Annual Art Competition”Magazine, January/February Issue

American Art Collector, “Standing STILL”Magazine, Issue 171 January 2020

2019
Artist & Illustrators Magazine
, October 2019
Talking Techniques” Todd M. Casey, page 30-31

American Art Collector, “Visual Feast”Magazine, Issue 170 December 2019

The Richeson75 International, “Still Life and Floral 2019”Exhibit Book, April 2019

2018
American Art Collector,
“Ode to Autumn”October 2018, Issue 156

The International Artist, “Facing Failure”Magazine, Issue 119 February/March 2018

2017
American Art Collector,
“The Ordinary and Erotic”Magazine, Issue 139 May 2017

The International Artist, “Recognizing Excellence”Magazine, Issue 113 February/March

2016
The Art of Vanitas
Book by Rodney O’Dell Davis

The International Artist, The Art of the Portrait “Setting a New High Mark”Magazine, Issue 107 February/March

2015
American Art Collector,
“Reflecting the Real”Magazine, Issue 120 October 2015

2013
The Artists Magazine
, “30th Annual Art Competition”
Magazine, December Issue

Painting Without Mystery (Pintura sem Mistério),
Book by Cristina Jaco

2012
The Artists Magazine,
“29th Annual Art Competition”Magazine, December Issue

2008
American Artists Workshop Magazine,
“Hudson River Landscape Painters”Magazine, January Issue

2012
3 Men and a Chick Flick,
“Co-hosted the movie Frida”Television, November

PODCASTS

The Studio Podcast with Danny Grant, Episode 33
Coming Soon!

The Studio Podcast with Danny Grant, Episode 15www.dannygrantfineart.com/podcast/2017/1/1/the-studio-episode-15-interview-with-todd-casey

The Studio Podcast with Danny Grant, Episode 4
www.dannygrantfineart.com/podcast/2015/12/5/the-studio-episode-4-interview-with-todd-casey

ONLINE INTERVIEWS

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine,The Art of Still Life, March 3rd, 2020
https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2020/03/still-life-paintings-todd-casey/?fbclid=IwAR17AwF5WdrMZ0IWnRrb8Hm0L8zDmDtMjAQxJ1YpLsedt7bpFxxd0HRh8D8

Forbes Online, Forbes.comLiterary References and Quotidian Objects Awaken Stories in Still Life Paintings by Natasha Gural, February 29th, 2020
https://www.forbes.com/sites/natashagural/2020/02/29/literary-references-and-quotidian-objects-awaken-stories-in-still-life-paintings-of-todd-m-casey/?ss=arts&fbclid=IwAR1u2-2FYJsbwf0MWrRR3YkPiI0I6YP2CEReMub93vuFR5esPysO1Tzc1Mc#2d3cb7145f53

The Art Students League of New York, LINEA: Studio Notes From the Art Students League of NY, February 12th, 2020
https://asllinea.org/the-art-of-still-life-todd-m-casey/

Realism Today, (realismtoday.com)Art Studio Lighting Basics
https://realismtoday.com/art-studio-lighting-basics/

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2020Demonstration and Book Talk, The Strand Bookstore, New York, NYLecture, Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, “Why the Still Life” Weathersfield, CT

2016Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, “Embracing the Journey” Providence, RI
Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, “Embracing the Journey” Boston, MA
Lecture, Dawson College, “Embracing the Journey” Montreal, QC

2008Lecture, Dawson College, “Embracing the Journey” Montreal, QC

WORKSHOPS

October 1-4, 2020
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studios, Seattle, WA
Painting the Still Life in Oil

2020
Chelsea Classical Studios,
New York, NYStill Life Workshop

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts, Wethersfield, CT
Still Life Workshop

2019
The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
Still Life Workshop

2018
The Studio of Dorothy Lorenze,
Somers, NYStill Life Workshop

2017
The Grand Central Atelier
The Still Life Sketch, Long Island City, NY

The Atwood Atelier at Winnebago StudiosThe Still Life Sketch, Madison, WI

The Studio of Dorothy LorenzeStill Life Workshop, Somers, NY

2016
The Studio of Dorothy Lorenze
Still Life Workshop, Somers, NY

TEACHING

PRESENT
Art Students League of New York (since 2019)
Still Life Workshops (The Alla Prima Still Life)

Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA (since 2011)Online Instructor in the Foundations Department, Analysis of Form, Color Fundamentals, Figure Drawing

2019 – 2020
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA
Adjunct Instructor in the Illustration Department, Media Techniques

2016 – 17
Katonah Art Center, Goldens Bridge NY

Drawing Fundamentals, The Portrait Sketch in Oil or Graphite

2012
Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell MA
Portrait Drawing and Painting

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH Adjunct Instructor in the Illustration Department, Intro to Digital Illustration & Advanced Digital Illustration

2011
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA
Adjunct Instructor in the Illustration Department, Media Techniques

2010-11
The Guild Atelier for Narrative Painting, Brooklyn NY 
Portrait Drawing and Painting & Cast Drawing and Painting

EDUCATION

2009-2010 The Grand Central Academy of Art, New York NY

2007-2008 The Water Street Atelier, New York, NY

2007 The Hudson River School for Landscape, Hunter, NY

2006 The Illustration Academy, Sarasota, FL

2005-2006 The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

1997-2001 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (BFA Awarded)

AFFILIATIONS

Hudson Valley Art Association
Allied Artists of America
The Portrait Society of America
The Whistler House Museum

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