Cassie Kerns, also known as Cassinova, was born in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1987. Kerns works predominantly in the medium of painting, but loves to experiment and explore with all other art mediums, such as photography, mixed media, collage, writing, sculpture, and functional art. She uses these mediums to create abstract and realistic pieces, often meshing a combination of both to portray and convey her message. Kerns completed a BFA in photography, from the University of Connecticut in 2010, while playing college basketball for the prestigious UCONN Huskies. Her artwork is her vehicle to communicate thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are often too difficult to put into words. Her purpose is to bare her heart and soul to the world, in order to balance the internal with the external, making in congruencies congruent. She wants to give the viewer permission to be real.
Kerns has had work on display in shows all around Indianapolis, such as: "Flight of Fancy" at Indiana Landmarks Rapp Family Gallery, "Tiny V" at Gallery 924, "RAW: naturally born artist". Solo exibitions including "Perfectly Imperfect" and "Picking up the Pieces". Her work is the cover for Solitary Walks: vol III, by Brian Bex. Kerns is also a member of WOIA: Women of Indianapolis Artists.
She currently lives and works as an artist and published model in Sarasota, Florida.