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Caitlin Masley
updated: 11/26/2010
website: www.caitlinmasley.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #4
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #3
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #2 and #3
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #2
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #1
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon
Untitled Silver 8
We are from this land. We are one of you
Ghost of a border, temporarily here Solo gallery, Tel Aviv
Untitled (White on black surrounded in gold)
Ghost of a border, temporarily here Solo gallery, Tel Aviv
nightvision 2 & 4
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, geometric, landscape, mapping, obsessive, organic, futuristic, site-specific, urban, technology
 
 
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #4  by Caitlin Masley
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #4
Ink and Acrylic on paper
2010
26 " x  33 " 
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #3 by Caitlin Masley
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #3
drawing
2010
26 " x  33 " 
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #2 and #3  by Caitlin Masley
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #2 and #3
Ink and Acrylic on paper
2010
Dimensions variable
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #2  by Caitlin Masley
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #2
acrylic, inks and whiteout
2010
56" x  73" 
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #1  by Caitlin Masley
he swept me off my feet: CopperLand #1
acrylic, inks and whiteout
2010
56" x  70" 
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon by Caitlin Masley
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon
drawing and sculpture
may 2009
Dimensions variable
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon by Caitlin Masley
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon
drawing and sculpture
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the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon by Caitlin Masley
the entropy plan (ver 2), zaum projects, lisbon
drawing and sculpture
may 2009
Dimensions variable
Untitled Silver 8 by Caitlin Masley
Untitled Silver 8
Ink and Acrylic
2007
41" x  52" 
We are from this land. We are one of you by Caitlin Masley
We are from this land. We are one of you
acrylic, inks and whiteout
2010
36" x  61" 
Ghost of a border, temporarily here Solo gallery, Tel Aviv by Caitlin Masley
Ghost of a border, temporarily here Solo gallery, Tel Aviv
Drawing
2008/9
Dimensions variable
Untitled (White on black surrounded in gold) by Caitlin Masley
Untitled (White on black surrounded in gold)
Black in, whiteout and acrylic
2008
14 1/2" x  19" 
Ghost of a border, temporarily here Solo gallery, Tel Aviv by Caitlin Masley
Ghost of a border, temporarily here Solo gallery, Tel Aviv
Drawing
January 2009
Dimensions variable
nightvision 2 & 4 by Caitlin Masley
nightvision 2 & 4
acrylic, inks and whiteout
2007-10
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

In previous drawings, installations and sculptural works, I am often reconstructing space and architectural situations from ideas of possible worlds suiting the needs of changing landscape and its mobile population. The base of all this work begins with images from political media outlets, mining online archives or take my own photos when I can, from geopolitical and social structural projects around the world. From there, using various modern architectural materials, begins an obsessive treatment of space, meticulously hand recording every block, passageway, and texture on such a large scale to engulf the viewer and locate ourselves within the newly created space. Through layering and subtracting fractions of various structures, the works collectively record the invisible history of where; where we go, where we live, how we create, erase or redraw borders and the colors that depict this visual information. The viewer sees a wasteland, contrast of negative and positive space; intricate labyrinths to promote the intimacy of mapping and emotions. These works result in completely organic and unpredictable image; seeped in an emotional and political texture of landscape.

 

I am looking to learn to develop a new way of exploring society’s desire for mass building and map making through an exploration of “monuments to failure” and abandoned cities both real and fabricated. By using multiple online mapping engines and historical archives as a basis for the new works, it will also determine its mode of existence. These new works explore generations of recorded visual history and how to put the visual into the collective and include the audience as a participant.

Artist Bio / CV

2002/3 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York

2004 Kunstlerhaus Salzburg International Residency, Salzburg, Austria

2005 Schinkel-Progressive Residency, Berlin, Germany?2006 Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder Residency, Trondheim, Norway

2007 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Swing Space Grant and Residency, New York

2007 Pollock-Krasner Grant

2008 Künstlerwohnung Chretzeturm, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

2009 Action Art Actuel, Centre d’Artistes Autogere Residency, Quebec

2009/10 Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York

2010 Puffin Foundation Grant

2011 Manhattan Graphics Center Residency/Scholarship

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2010-11

neo habitats, SITE 92 projects, Smack Mellon Gallery, New York
“expo ‘67”, video screening, Big screen project, New York
Caitlin Masley, Wirksworth Art and Architecture Festival, Derbyshire, England
somewhere in the middle,
Galleri 5, Denmark
2009

Projects ’09,
Islip Museum, New York
The Entropy Plan ver. 2
; zaum Projects, Lisbon
A Place to Call Your Own;
Action Art Actuel, Centre d’Artistes Autogere, Quebec
Ghost of a border; temporarily here,
Solo gallery, Tel Aviv

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010-11

Blind Faith,
curated by Helen Wu, Invisible Dog Art Center, New York
CUBEopen, Center for the Built Environment, Manchester, England
TRANSFORMATIONS,
curated by Brank Bencic, gallery Kozelites, Pecs, Hungary
gimme shelter
, Mixed Greens, New York
Hive/Web/Mind:Animal Nests and Human Networks,
curated by Hallie Cohen and Adam Ludwig, 
Philoctetes Center Gallery, New York
liminal space,
curated by f(r)iction projects, Lay-up project space, New York
gtroup show,
Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany

2009
One Size Fits All,
curated by Jenny Solomon, One Stellar Rays Gallery, New York?
“expo ‘67” screening; curated by Hajnalka Somogyi; Storefront for Art & Architecture ?and Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, New York?
Spatial nonfictions
, curated by Susan Thompson; ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York?
Visionary Drawings
, book, curated by Max Goldfarb and Matt Bau.? ?

COLLECTIONS and BIBLIOGRAPHY (upon request)