About the artist
Caetlynn Booth (b. St. Helena, CA) is an artist based in Queens, NY. Last year, she and Amy Lincoln had a two-person exhibition, “Perennial Visions,” at Project: ArtSpace (New York, NY), and over the past few years, her work has been featured at Pulse Art Fair in Miami Beach with Project: ArtSpace (New York); and in shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn); Reservoir Art Space (Queens); Able Baker Contemporary (Portland, ME); The American Academy of Arts & Letters Gallery (New York); ODETTA (Brooklyn); and Penn State Galleries (State College, PA). Booth received a 2019 Oscar Williams & Gene Derwood Award, and in 2017 a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters in New York. Her work is in the collections of the Mississippi Museum of Art and the di Rosa Contemporary Art Center, among others. Booth was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a D.A.A.D. grant for a painting and research project in Berlin, Germany, and she has completed residencies at I-A-M Institut and GlogauAIR in Berlin, at the Vermont Studio Center, and at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. She received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (2011), and BA from the University of California at Davis (2002).
Image: Caetlynn Booth pictured with Swamp Shimmer, 2015-18, oil on panel. Photographer: Tyson Washburn
My work depicts in-between domains that explore both internal and external spaces. Alternating between bodies of work in the studio, cross-pollination leads to unexpected relationships and associations. Each body of work takes as its starting point an element of figurative imagery, such as grasses reflected in a swamp, or the silhouette of a swimmer. Drawing from imagery developed at residencies and from lived experience, a symbolic language has emerged through which I explore abstraction and metamorphosis.
“Swamp Sunrise” is the latest iteration of working with swamp imagery after an artist’s residency at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. The swamp is the landscape that aligns most closely with my interests as an artist: the reflection of the sky and mirror imaging on the water’s surface, suggestive and ambiguous forms, and a visual context saturated with lingering mystery. The swamp grasses and other biomorphic debris provide the perfect imagery to concentrate into essential forms to explore relationships of symmetry and mimicry within the field of the picture plane.
Sunrise Study 2
Oil on Paper, 2019
CAETLYNN BOOTH: NEW WORK
February 22nd, 2020 | 2:00 - 4:00PM
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
February 22 - April 26th, 2020
Join us for an opening reception with a special artist talk from 2:30-3:00 PM featuring Caetlynn Booth and learn her art-making process and motivations.