Tuesday, January 22, 2013

About Caitlin Peck

Peck with her YAP artists

Caitlin Peck received her BFA in Drawing & Painting from Pennsylvania State University in 2010, also earning the Gerald Davis Award for her work as an undergraduate. She has participated in juried and group shows in the United States and internationally at the Burren College of Art, Ireland. Currently, she is obtaining her MFA in Studio Arts at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.

YAP students at work on their projects

Peck has been working at Taller Puertorriqueño in the Youth Artists Program (YAP) since January of 2012. Her experience with the students is to encourage them to think critically and creatively about the challenges they  face when making art. In the works of Claiming Places, she asks the students to go beyond the surface of what 'home' means and what makes them who they are. This is a similar path of Peck’s work. Understanding the slippage and fallibility of memory, Peck works in acts of memorializing, memory exercise, and memorization. She works in a variety of mediums including drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and performance.  

More information on Peck on her website  here: http://www.caitlinpeck.com

YAP Exhibition Poster
The Poster for the Children Show

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