Caitlin Chan

My art practice includes materials that help facilitate the concepts of the work. Salt, isopropyl alcohol, and paint combine with a variety of approaches. Pouring, dripping, scraping, covering, waiting, revealing, observing, and wondering are all significant parts of a whole process. In the studio, I grant serendipity’s control, while allowing the need to edit. Experimentation with material collaborates with the unknown. Acknowledging materiality and the intrinsic qualities of the mediums reveal truth. The aim is to expose the realities we overlook about ourselves and our surroundings. The transformative power of materials creates a vivid remnant. Visual associations and movement of the form are relied on to create an exclusive experience. I create abstraction to invite the viewer to have a deeper conversation as I have had.


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EDUCATION

2017 MA Candidate: Studio Art, Painting, CSU Sacramento, CA
2015 BA Studio Art, Painting and Drawing, CSU Sacramento, CA
2013 AA American River College, Sacramento, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 (Upcoming), “Right Now (And Yesterday)”, The University Union Gallery, Sacramento CA

2016 “Advancement to Candidacy: Recent Work by Caiti Chan, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2015 “Emergent: Recent work by Caiti Chan”, Raymond Witt Gallery, Sacramento, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 “Culminating Studies: Works by Five Emerging Artists”, Library Annex Gallery, CSU Sacramento, CA;
“Student Purchase Awards Show”, The University Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2016 “Revealing Identity”, The University Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA;
“Student Purchase Awards Show”, The University Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA;
“Annual Student Awards Show”, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento CA

2015 “Senior Show”, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA;
“Student Purchase Awards Show”, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA;
“Commune: Art by the FORM Collective”, The University Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA;

2012 “Second Saturday Flash Show”, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 Substitute Professor for Rachel Clarke, Beginning Drawing, Spring Semester, CSU Sacramento, CA

2016 Teaching Assistant to Ian Harvey, Beginning Painting, Spring Semester, CSU Sacramento, CA

2015 Teaching Assistant to Sarah Flohr, Intermediate Painting, Fall Semester, CSU Sacramento, CA

AWARDS

2016 Increase Robinson Award, “Annual Student Awards Show”, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA;
Third Place Certificate Award, “Annual Student Awards Show”, Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento, CA

PUBLIC DISPLAYS

2017 Dreams in Tropical, on loan to California State University Sacramento, Kadema Hall Art Office, Sacramento, CA (Spring 2017-present);
Untitled, on loan to California State University Sacramento, Tahoe Hall. Sacramento, CA (Spring 2017-present)

ORGANIZATIONS

2015-present Member, GASA
2014-present Member, CSUS FORM Art Collective