Casey McGuire was born in Shrewsbury, Vermont. The daughter of a taxidermist and decoy carver she was subject to object making at a young age. Growing up in Vermont has left a lasting impression and fuels the work produced today. McGuire received her BFA cum laude in Studio Arts from Alfred University; She received her MFA in 2007 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In May of 2009 she was a full fellowship resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT. She has exhibited widely, at the Diary Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado; The Arvada Center, Arvada, Colorado. In 2010 she had solo exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids Michigan. Recently she was featured in the October 2009 issue of Sculpture Magazine. She currently is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia, Carrollton.