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Caitlin Hackett
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
My love for animals and nature has shaped my art since I first put pencil to paper, as has my love of mythology. Both tell a story of dramatic, often violent change.
There are gods who transform into beasts, or who were born with the heads of animals, and there are gods who cursed humans to take on animal or plant forms as punishment. Mirroring those ancient myths in often grotesque ways we find in contemporary times that animals are being transformed against their will due to interactions with human pollutants, as well as animal testing, deforestation, the draining of wetlands, and the hunting of endangered species. I am interested in the power of these mutations both for their mythological echoes and their dire environmental implications.

Although I had long intended to go to school for wildlife biology I wound up choosing to study fine art at Pratt Institute, where I graduated from the Fine Art department with my BFA. Although I now live and work in Oakland CA, it is the remote mountains and oceans of my childhood that are echoed in my work, my love for the natural world and fear for its loss. As humanity encroaches ever further upon the remnants of wilderness left in the world I hope to allow some sense of wilderness to encroach back upon those people who view my work.

Favourite Visual Artist
Walton Ford, Allison Sommers, Jeremy Hush, Martin Wittfooth, Beth Cavaner Stichter, Erika Sanada
Favourite Movies
Pans Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, Spirited Away, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Favourite Books
the Hobbit, The Crane Wife, Of Bees and Mist, the God of Small Things
Other Interests
cats
hey guys! Sorry I haven't been around for a little while, things got really hectic in my life. I'll try to be better about posting now that things have calmed down. If you're trying to get in touch with me for info about my art, commissions, shows, e...

Upcoming group show in Brooklyn

Upcoming group show in Brooklyn

hey everyone! If you live around the NYC area or are visiting the NYC area this week I've got a piece going up at My Plastic Heart for their new group show "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone" opening on Sept 5th! It should be a great show, there are a ton of talented artists with work up, including Zoe Williams, Lou Pimentel, Yuri Leonov, Allison Sommers, and many more! My piece "Save the Queen" will be available for sale during the show as well : ) http://www.myplasticheartnyc.com/

gallery show in SF

gallery show in SF

hey everyone! I've got a three person show called "Dark Matters" opening at Bash Contemporary in SF on Saturday May 31st. the show will feature my work alongside the talented artists Robert Bowen and Dave Correia. If you're in the area come on out, the opening is from 6pm to 9pm on the 31st! www.bashcontemporary.com

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Your gallery is so amazing!

Beautiful gallery 😊

Your vision and symbolism are mind-blowing. I wish I saw the world the way you do! Darkly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work. I hope to see your visions in my dreams via a new lucid dreams elixir I'm trying at night.

Beautiful gallery :love:

Your aspiration is even more beautiful than your art. Bravo.