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Caitlin Masley
Brooklyn, NY

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.

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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


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

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

Singapore in New York ver. 2; LMCC Swing Space, New York
Everywhere and Nowhere: curated by Anat Egbi and Jen deNike; FREE FRISBEE, Miami
Drawings, Rdeea Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Marina City #6, Galerjia 01, Zagreb, Croatia
The 24 hour drawing, BABEL Gallery, Trondheim, Norway


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
flatfile, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany

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.

Start; Zaum Projects, Lisbon
MAPIRANJE GRADA / MAPPING THE CIT Y, galerija Karas, Croatia; curated by Branka Bencic
Creative Cartographies; curated by Jeanne Gerrity, BAC Gallery, New York
Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture & Activism, curated by Anonda Bell,
Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

Host, curated by Elizabeth Grady, Soap Factory, Minappolis, MN
Future Nomad, curated by Sarah Reisman, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Between to and from, curated by Veronica Mijelshon and Eleanor Eichenbaum, NJVAC, New Jersey MAPIRANJE GRADA / MAPPING THE CIT Y, curated by Branka Bencic, Gallery mmc Luka; Pula, Croatia

Weak Foundation, Momenta Art, New York
Urban Spectacle, curated by Leor Grady, Makor Gallery, New York
Home for Lost Ideas, curated book project, Catherine Griffiths and Dan Rees, Berlin, Germany

Pfizer Corporate Collection
The Progressive Corporation Collection
Private Collections

2011 Caitlin Masley Interview by Cielo Lutino, Artcards January
2010 Great Art in unexpected places, artsderbyshire, September
2009 The treatment of Space, ME Design Magazine (Arts) November 2009
2009 Caitlin Masley : paper, November 2009
2009 Caitlin Masley, NYARTS Magazine summer 2009
2009 Paquin, Nathalie; “ODE AUX ESPACES URBAINS”, Voir, April 22, volume 23, numero 15.
2009 Valentin, Bárbara; Caitlin Masley at zaum projects, TIMEOUT Lisboa Magazine, May 19.
2008 Buff, Christoph; “Kunst aus der Vogelperspektive”, Bote vom Untersee und Rhein December 16.
2008 Fritschi, Edith; “Stadtansichten der utopishen Art”, Gchaffhaufer Nachrichten, December 17.
2008 NY1 Interview with Ella Weiss and Marty Markowitz, December 2008
2008 Bellantoni, Ralph J. “Are you experienced?”,Home News Tribune, Jan 4.
2008 Between to and From, Eleanor Eichenbaum and Veronica Mijelshon (catalog)
2007 “Weak Foundations”, The New Yorker, Jan. 22.
2007 Momenta Art, Matt Hampton, Block Magazine Feb. 13.
2006 Shifter Magazine, featured artist October .
2006 Novi List; online newspaper; Caitlin Masley;Marina City #6; September 30.
2006 Matica Hrvatska, “Caitlin Masley at Galeriji 01”, September 28, 2006.
2006 Kiš, Patricia; I zložba 'Zaboravljeni prostori': Hommage suvremene umjetnosti gradovima;
2006 Kultura I zivot; September 28.
2006;”Caitlin Masley:Marina City”, September 20.
2006 H-Alter;”Caitlin Masley:Marina City”, August 21, 2006.
2006 Wollamo,Heidi Oliv; “The 24hour drawing”; Udresfeavifen Newspaper, July 22.
2006 KULTURENETT; ‘Caitlin Masley “The 24 Hour Drawing”’, July.
2006 :café TT;”Caitlin Masley; 24 hour drawing”, July 17.
2006 Rogers, Damian; the Centre Cannot Hold, EyeCandy, Eye Weekly;
April 27, Volume 15, Issue 30.
2005 Feldman, Hannah and Body-Gendrot, Sophie; Urbansime Magazine.
New Photos, Artist Project, Cabinet Magazine.
2004 Agro, Ombretta “Sidewalk Project” Carnet Magazine, January 2004
2003 Kelly, James J. The Sculptural Idea.
Feldman, Hannah. Catalogue essay.
2002 Larsen, Soren. Around Town, Time Out New York, January 23.
2001 Hunt, David; Pratt, Kevin; Lopez-Chahoud, Omar. Point of Failure (catalogue).
2000 Braff, Phyllis. “Picturing Architecture” New York Time Online, November 26.
Hunt, David Float New York: Sara Meltzer Gallery.
Norese, Giancarlo La Folie Rome: French Cultural Institute.
Shulevitz, Judith. “Culturebox: Young American Art: A Web Tour” Slate, April 24th.
1999 Vincent, Martin, City Life. February 1999, pg 45.
Anastas, Rhea. “Art as Disposable Architecture” catalogue essay.
Grennan, Simon. Catalogue essay.


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