Cas Marotta (he/they) is an illustrator and Capricorn currently based in Portland, OR. Deeply inspired by love and their trans experience, they seek to traverse complex narratives with organic shapes and bold colors. Full of dynamic bordering on chaotic mark-making and texture, their work thrives in the liminal space between abstraction & representation. From sleepless nights to exploring an unfamiliar city, they hope to capture ordinary yet profoundly felt human experiences in a quiet, dreamlike manner. While their interest spans from comics to print-making to editorial, their work is rooted in story-telling above all else.
Their work has been exhibited from New York, NY to Sapporo, Japan. They were included in the 2019 Society of Illustrators Student Show as well as the Communication Arts 2020 Illustration Annual. They are also published as cover artist and contributor in the comics anthology Unversed: Postscript.
Cas is currently pursuing their BFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art. If they’re not drawing people hugging, they’re probably trying (and failing) to make their Animal Crossing town look cute.
Heartbeat, Land Gallery (2018)
Portland/Sapporo 60th Anniversary, KOIN Tower & Sapporo North 2 (2019)
Society of Illustrators Student Competition (2019)
Tea on 65th Fundraiser (2019)
Unversed: Postscript Show, Floating World Comics (2020)