The swarms of technicolor lined up on Caetlynn's palette are hard to believe came from mixing paint. The cool neon violet, for example, looks like it has been like that forever, made up of a material halfway between mud and clouds. Combined with her ways of boldly cutting landscape with geometry, her paintings become a vision from eyes shaped by digital environments - she has a special interest in mirroring and repetition in particular. As recognizable objects slowly disappear with such modulations, what remains is a sense of transcendence that does not relinquish joy.
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 fromMason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (2011), and BA from the University of California at Davis (2002).