Cari Freno lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She uses video, drawing and sculpture to explore the landscape where internal and external worlds intersect.  She is currently a professor of Drawing and Sculpture at Ursinus College.


2009    MFA    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2004    BFA    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA



20/92 Video Screening, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sum Certain, Allens Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

A Dubious Procedure, Edwards Art Center Main Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


A Dubious Procedure, High Tide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

ImageOhio, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH


The Woodmere Annual: 74th Juried Exhibition, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

What Was I?, Little Berlin annex space, Philadelphia, PA (solo show)


Good Neighbors, The Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA


Public Art Academy Artist in Residence Exhibition , The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

Performance Post Appropriation (screening), Nightengale Theatre, Chicago, IL

Cold Open, Possible Projects, Philadelphia, PA

Greener on the Other Side (screening), Organhaus, Chongqing, PRC

Tacit, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA


 I Am Two With Nature, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC (two-person show)

Your Swimming Brain, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Show VI, MMX, Berlin, DEU

Freedom Sparks, Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, BC

The Shifting Face: Portraiture and the Art of the Moving Image, (screening) Cornell University, Ithica, NY


I Donʼt Watch the Internet, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery,Philadelphia, PA

Words on Paper, Words on Screen, Cabell Library, Richmond, VA

The Pocahontas State Park Series, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (solo show)

FEED Biennial, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

HAPPY TREE FRIENDS (Or Standing: (Tree as Agent, Index, And Object of Desire), La Esquina, Kansas City, MO

Blend- FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA


The Candidates, Central Fidelity Bank Building, Richmond, VA

VCU/Arizona State University exchange show- Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ

Tangents, Slaughterhouse Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

VCU/Pratt exchange show- Steuben Galleries, Brooklyn, NY


2014    Videofocus, Stigmart 10 Art Review pgs. 16-23


2011    Tacit Group Exhibition Catalogue, Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

            One Year One Book, MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin, DEU


2014    Ursinus Show a Strong Statement, Edith Newhall, The Inquirer

2013    On and On Screen,

2010    Nature Lovers, Nick Smith, Charleston City Paper

2009    Post-Modern Flurries in Fleisher Ollman’s Emerging Artist Show, Roberta Fallon, The Artblog

            Feed 2009, Richmond, VA, Andrew Kozlowski, Art Papers

            Shhhh!, Edith Newhall,

            La Esquina’s Happy Tree Friends is Smarter and Subtler than it’s Title, Dana Self, The Pitch

            Happy Tree Friends Exhibition Catalogue, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO


2014    The Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA, Artist Talk in conjunction with Good Neighbors

            Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, Guest Lecture in Digital Portfolio Class

2011    Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, Guest Lecture in Digital Video Class

2011    Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Gallery Talk, Richmond, VA

2010    Redux Contemporary Art Center, Gallery Talk, Charleston, SC

2010    Ursinus College, Philadelphia, PA, Guest Lecture in Sculpture class