Cassie Suche is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Calgary, AB. Her work spans several mediums: drawing, sculpture, print-making, painting, textiles, and murals. Suche is fascinated by the laws of nature and mechanization, specifically the repetition of patterns. Accordingly, repetition is essential to her practice, along with rigorous experimentation and a lot of failure. The tone of her work varies from whimsical to beautifully austere. Her aesthetic – which evokes spontaneity and discipline – follows from a process that involves meticulous logical orders and slight natural deviations. Suche enjoys abstraction for its universality.
Suche’s practice is informed by a global perspective. Her art education carried her to Canada, America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. At first, Suche imagined a career in graphic design, then flirted with a career in commercial prints, and eventually, she gravitated toward being a visual artist. Along the way, she picked up a mixed bag of ideas and techniques. Her art is inspired by the logic-based work of 20th-century artists Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse, who gained prominence during the minimalist and post-minimalist movements, respectively.
After graduating high school in Calgary, Suche studied at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB; pursued graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was a Trustee Scholar; returned to school in Canada, at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON, where she discovered a passion for print design; worked at a couple of high-profile design studios, Karolina York and Longina Phillips, in Sydney, AS; and ended her education at Leeds Art University in Leeds, UK, where she received the Principal’s International Undergraduate Scholarship.
Suche’s work has been critically praised. In 2018, she won the Masterpiece Prize from the Global Wallcoverings Association and first place in Antsey’s Wabi Sabi Wallpaper Design Competition, for a jagged, grey-toned wallpaper drawing. In 2017, she won the SURTEX Designext Award, for a small collection of “GEO” themed designs. Looking forward, Suche sees infinite potential in Calgary’s design world, since there’s plenty of room for young contemporary artists to make an imprint. Her dream is to do large-scale public sculpture.