Art and Art History

Photo of Cari Freno
Photo of Cari Freno

Cari Freno

Cari Freno (b. Cleveland, Ohio) is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including venues in Chongqing, China and Berlin, Germany.  Her work has been exhibited at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, South Carolina and in various other national exhibitions. She spent time in Williamsport, Pennsylvania as an artist-in-residence at The Pajama Factory and as a Landscape Experience Fellow at Mildred’s Lane in Beach Lake Pennsylvania. 


Art and Art History


B.F.A The University of the Arts

M.F.A Virginia Commonwealth University




Studio Practices

Common Intellectual Experience 


Research Interests

video installation

material studies



intergenerational trauma

environmental psychology

personality development

emotional emancipation

family systems

Recent Work


Video Snack 7: Video Object (screening), Grace Street Theater, VCU, VA

SCREEN 2019:Climates (screening), Studio Arts Building, UMASS Amherst, MA

Internal/External, juried by Sarah Martin, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO

Art Uncovered. Interview by Kimberly Ruth. Jan ,


Electron Salon , Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition, The Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

X +1 Vox Accelerated , Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art, Ohio University Art Galleries, Athens, OH


Lessness, Crawford Campus Center Gallery at Episcopal Academy, PA (solo show)

Sum Certain, The Alber Gallery at Allens Lane, PA (solo show)

A Dubious Procedure, Bowdoin College (dual channel video installation), ME (solo show)

Scene/Unseen, A Public Art Installation on Ursinus College Campus, Collegeville, PA

Artist Statement #2, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

This Is Now Video Series, Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

20/92 Video Screening, Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

Marks, Jon. “Ursinus Jewish Star Exhibit A Portrait of Life Then and Now” The Jewish Exponent, Sept. 6