Caitie Sellers received her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from Viriginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating, she spent the summer of 2008 teaching jewelry-making lessons to women in isolated regions near Xela, Guatemala. Upon returning to the U.S., Caitie moved between Montana and North Carolina, developing her own jewelry, working professionally as a floral designer, and assisting artists such as Joanna Gollberg, Natalya Pinchuk, and Amy Tavern.
Caitie’s work is informed by her observations of the many places she’s lived, from rural Virginia to Central America. She is interested in themes of urbanization, architecture, and social development. During her residency at HCCC, Caitie will use the local landscape of Houston to inspire a new body of work that will be a mixture of ink and wire drawings for the body and for the wall.
Caitie was chosen to speak at the 2012 Society of North American Goldsmiths’ conference as a Spotlight Emerging Artist and was a finalist for the Society for Contemporary Craft’s LEAP Award. Caitie will be with HCCC from December 2013 through August 2014. To learn more about her work, visit http://www.caitiesellers.com/.
Above, from top to bottom: Catie Sellers. Photo courtesy the aritst. Catie Sellers, "Megawatt Earrings," 2013. Sterling silver and steel. 2.5"x 1.25.” Photo by the artist.