Cassie Mira is an interdisciplinary artist based in Seattle, WA. She is a 2020 artist-in-residence at The Seattle Residency Project where she is exploring material and form for loaded topics. Her work analyzes transitional spaces by exploring human interaction and experience. Informed by research in LGBTQIA+ history and the development of modern computing, she investigates upheaval and adaptive responses of individuals and communities. Incorporating assemblages with performance, ritual, and meditative process, her work evokes curiosity, inspires contemplation, and imagines new futures.
In 2018 she co-organized Failure to Con/Form with Ching-In Chen, JD Pluecker, and Addie Tsai. Failure to Con/Form was a series of performances in Houston, Texas featuring trans, genderqueer, intersex and gender-non-conforming writers, performers and visual artists in response to shared stories & conversations with Houston-area trans & gender-non-conforming folx. This project was funded by The Idea Fund.
In 2019 she co-curated Breathing in a Time of Disaster story circles and a resulting installation and performance project with Ching-In Chen in Houston, Texas. This creative project investigated the complex individual and community relationship between breath, health, belonging and disaster in response to ecological change after Hurricane Harvey and was funded by the Houston Arts Alliance's Support for Artists and Creative Individuals grant.