Kristin Casaletto’s artwork charts an aggressive exploration of the ethics and politics of class, gender, race, and citizenship in a super power nation. Her art springs from an impulse to draw, both as a means of contemplation and of action. The work, often monumentally scaled, fuses high-art media and techniques (painting, printmaking, drawing…) with less orthodox materials and methods (food, insects, found objects, sound, sculpture, collaboration…) to function as parables for a secular age. Her artwork draws on history and allegory as it re-contextualizes icons embedded in American culture to create richly nuanced observations of twenty-first-century life.
Casaletto exhibits nationally and internationally and has shown with such artists as Nick Cave, Betye Saar, Sue Coe, and Faith Ringgold. She has won numerous awards, grants, and fellowships and has held residencies at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York, among many others. Her art is held in university, institutional, and museum collections such as the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the Edith and Ely Broad Museum of Art in E. Lansing, Michigan. Casaletto earned a BFA in drawing, a BS in physics, the MA in art history, and the MFA in painting with a minor emphasis in printmaking. She is based in Augusta, Georgia.
2002 Summer Plate Lithography Program, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM.
2001 Waterless Lithography Workshop, Frogman’s, Vermillion, SD.
1999 M.F.A., Painting with further emphasis in Printmaking, Western Michigan University.
1992 M.A., Art History, Michigan State University, summa cum laude.
1989- 90 Graduate Art History, Universita’ di Firenze, Florence, Italy.
1988 B.F.A., Drawing, Ball State University, Honors College graduate, summa cum laude.
1988 B.S., Physics, Ball State University, Honors College graduate, magna cum laude.
AWAKENING, Carmel Plaza, Carmel, CA.
The Past Is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (May 6-July 30).
Parable, New York Public Library, Chelsea branch, New York, NY.
Parable, Muhlenberg Library, Chelsea, New York, NY.
Made in America, Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery, Monterey, CA.
Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina, Aiken.
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA.
Voices & Visions: Kristin Casaletto’s Imagery as Social Commentary, GCSU Art Museum, Milledgeville, GA.
88 Square Feet: The Art of Large-Scale Woodcut, The Fire House Gallery, Louisville, GA.
Woodcuts, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA.
Red Earth Soliloquy: Ruminations in Print, The Fire House Gallery, Louisville, GA.
Mississippi Voices: Stories and Visions of the South, Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS.
1999 Unnamed Sources, MFA exhibition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
Fortune Five Hundred, installation, WMU.
Project Relocating Hope, installation, WMU and Florence, Italy.
1998 Leaving Limbo: Works on Paper, Terryberry Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.
1988 Some Works, Courthouse Gallery, Muncie, IN.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Awakening, Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery, Carmel, CA.
Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO (scheduled).
2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Athica, Athens, GA. Juror: Annette Cone-Skeleton, director, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Socially & Politically Engaged Art , Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN. Juror: Eric Avery.
Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. Juror: Michael Rooks, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. Prize: Honorable Mention.
Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, national show traveled to Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, CUNY, New York, NY, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA.
Sechrest Gallery, Highpoint University, NC.
Pushing the Press: Printmaking in the South, organized by Georgia Museum of Art with the Lyndon House Art Center, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA. Curator: Didi Dunphy.
Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK. (scheduled1/2– 2/28/15).
Fighting the Fires of Hate, UC Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MA (scheduled 3- 4/15).
Artist Activist, Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Augusta, GA.
Annual Invitational Brilliant Art Show, Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery Monterey, CA.
One, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY.
Lo Spirito in Volo, Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
ONE, Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery, Monterey, CA.
Speaking Volumes, Transforming Hate, Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts and History museum, Redmond, WA.
Joseph Campbell: The Artst's Way, collaboration with The Joseph Campbell Foundation, Opus Archives, Celadon Arts, at The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA.
34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley ArtGalleries, Peoria, IL.
Joseph Campbell: Nature, Myth & Art, Monterey Airport, Monterey, CA.
Woman, Town 220 Gallery, Madison, GA.
Woman Made, Redbird Gallery, Columbia, SC.
Brilliant Art Show, Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA.
ONE, Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA.
2nd National Etching Exhibition, New York Society of Etchers, National Arts Club, New York, NY.
Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA.
Day on Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
XLG: Living Large (two-person show), Town 220 Gallery, Madison, GA
2nd National Print Show, Noyes Center for the Arts and One Horse Press, Evanston, IL.
MAPC Juried Members Exhibition, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO.
2011 New Acquisitions of Works on Paper, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA.
Tempting Equilibrium, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
The Road to Equality: The 1961 Freedom Rides, Greyhound Bus Station/Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery, AL.
XLG, Town 220, Madison, GA (two-person show with Libby Bailey).
2010 Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Project Fellows Exhibition, EFA Project Space, New York, NY.
Prints: Now in 3D, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
Dream Prints/Mad Printers, Morris Museum of Art Education Gallery, Augusta, GA.
ASU Art Faculty Invitational, Hudgens Center, Duluth, GA.
(S)edition: Prints as Activism, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, Purchase award.
Salon des Refusees, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT.
Generation", two-person show, The Fire House Gallery, Louisville, GA.
IconData 2009: Global Virtual Museum of Contemporary Graphic Art, SMGT, www.triennial.cracow.pl, April 2009-April 2010.
Sognando la Realta, Mya Lurgo Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.
Identity, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Washington Printmakers National Small Works 2008, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC.
Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT. Travels to the following venues through 2010: Copper Village Museum & Art Center, Anaconda, University of Montana-Western, Dillon, Carbon County Arts Guild & Depot Gallery, Livingston, Custer County Art
Center, Miles City, Paris Gibson Square Art Museum, Great Falls, Mondak Heritage Center, Sidney, Emerson Center for Arts & Culture & the
Helen E. Copeland Gallery, MSU, Bozeman, Montana Museum of Arts & Culture, Missoula, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT.
Cascade Print Exchange IV, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR. Organized by Yuji Hiratsuka.
Another View, In conjunction with Los Angeles Printmaking Society 19th National Exhibition, Weingart Gallery at Occidental College, L.A, CA.
31st Bradley International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center,Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Industrial Identity: Developing the American South, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA.
Black Line, Contemporary Arts Exchange, Macon, GA.
Adam’s Fault, Gallery 222, Augusta, GA.
Krakow Print Triennial, Stowarzyszenie Miedzynardowe Triennale Grafiki, Krakow, Poland. Curator: Katarzyna Wojtyga.
The Transferred Image, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL
Twenty-seventh Annual Paper in Particular National Juried Show, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
Something about Soul, State of the Art, Augusta, GA.
2005 Intolerance, New Jersey Print Council, Somerville, NJ, (traveling exhibition).
2004 ASU Art Faculty Show, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Augusta State University, GA.
Cultural Crossroads, video screening, Port Gibson, MS.
Janet Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA.
Tamarind Group, E.J. Bellocq Gallery, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Of Art & Artists: Recent Work from the ASU Art Faculty, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA, Southworks, Oconee Fine Arts Center,
2002 Digital Video Screening, University of New Castle, New Castle, Australia.
Juried Alumni Show, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Fear-Fun, four-person collaborative multimedia installation and performance, The Multimedia Room, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
Starr Earthwork, thirty-seven-acre earthwork by the World Peace Art Initiative international collaborative group, Starr Commonwealth
ampus, Albion, MI.
Points of View, Art Gallery, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS.
World Peace Artists Initiative (WPAI), international collaborative that creates large-scale public artworks and related peace activities in five
World Peace Artists Initiative Inaugural, Brueckner Museum, Albion, MI.
Roots Uprooted, multimedia digital book piece published in Peter Hyatt Middleton’s digital book Art and Education.
1999 Mississippi Statewide Art Faculty Traveling Show, multiple venues, 1999-2000.
1998 Counter/Fit, South Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI.
WMU Printmakers, Rotunda and South Galleries, Kalamazoo, MI.
Ready for the Renaissance (commissioned to paint 12-ft. fresco mural and tempera painting), Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI,
Trajectories, Studio Art Centers International Gallery, Florence, Italy.
Settimo Concorso di Belli Arte, Galleria delle Carmine, Florence, Italy (2nd prize).
Aquinas College Faculty Show, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.
Earth, Air, Water, Sky, Kresge Art Center, East Lansing, MI.
Arts Alive!, Chrysler Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.
Five Imagists Named Moe, Emmons Auditorium, Muncie, IN.
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Archive, New York, NY.
Library of Congress Fine Art Print Collection, Washington, DC.
One Horse Press, Chicago, IL
Mississippi Humanities Council, Jackson, MS.
La Serena Vineyards, Montalcino, Italy.
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy.
SMTG, Krakow, Poland.
Permanent Collection, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR.
Eli Broad Museum of Art, E. Lansing, MI.
GCSU Museum of Art, Milledgeville, GA.
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA.
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA.
Northern Illinois University Print Collection, DeKalb, IL
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts Print Study Collection, Kalamazoo, MI.
Louisiana State University Print Collection, Baton Rouge, LA.
Western Michigan University Prints Collection, Kalamazoo, MI.
Ball State University Print Study Collection, Muncie, IN.
Augusta State University Print Study Collection, Augusta, GA.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA.
Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, GA.
University of North Dakota Print Collection, Fargo, ND.
Southern Graphics Council Archive, University, MS.
2012 Parham, Roert R., Cover art for the book THE RELENTLESSNESS OF SALVATION, Snake Nation Press.
2010 Snyder, Jeffrey B. , PRINTMAKERS TODAY, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Pennsylvania.
2002 De Grazia, Diane and Barberson, Eric, et. al., ITALIAN PAINTINGS OF THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002. Contributing researcher.
Chotner, Deborah, et. al., AMERICAN NAIVE PAINTING, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002. Contributing researcher.
Contributing researcher, Wheelock, Jr., Arthur, DUTCH PAINTINGS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002.
29016 Pushing the Press: Printmaking in the South. Georgia Museum of Art in partnership with the Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA
Fl3tch3r Exhibit: Socially & Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN.
2013 Joseph Campbell: The Artist’s Way, published by Celadon Arts.
34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley Art Galleries, Peoria, IL.
2011 Dixie Icons: Re-Visioning the Dixie Myth. Fire House Gallery, Louisville, GA.
Road to Equality: The 1961 Freedom Rides, Alabama Historical Commission.
2010 2010 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas Stat University, Jonesboro, AR.
20/20 Vision: The Art of Contemporary University Printmaking II, The Fire House Gallery, Louisville, GA,
2008 20/20 Vision: The Art of Contemporary University Printmaking, The Fire House Gallery, Louisville, GA.
Speaking Volumes Transforming Hate, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.
4th International Cascade Print Exchange, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
21st Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Communication Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
2007 31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradlley University.
2006 2006 Southern Printmaking Biennale, North Georgia College and StateUniversity, Dahlonega, GA.
Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR.
Southworks, Oconee Fine Arts Center, Watkinsville, GA.
2016 Burnaway’s Best of 2016: Exhibitions, Burnaway, Dec. 20, ’16, http://burnaway.org/feature/burnaways-best-of-2016-exhibitions/
2015 Living Arts of Tulsa Exhibit Shows Hate Turned into Art, Tulsa World, by James S. D. Watts, Jr., online ed., Jan. 1, www.tulsaworld.com/scene/artsandentertainment/livings-arts-of-tulsa-exhibit-shows-hate-turned-into-art/article _2e0b48fd-a4dd-51aa-a92d-8c062ad452d3.html?mode=story
2012 Adams, Lucy, Arts Alive in Madison, AUGUSTA MAGAZINE, p. 60, 4/12..
Freedom Riders Get Place in History 50 Years Later, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK TIMES, 5/20/12.
Artwork at the Freedom Rides Museum, MONTEGOMERY ADVERTISER, 5/15/12.
2010 Christian, Amy, Lady Justice, METRO SPIRIT,1/6/10.
Kimelman, Molly, Weighty Topics: UICA Exhibits Tackle Timely Social Issues, GRAND RAPIDS PRESS, Grand Rapids, MI.
Plocha, Ashley, Scratching the Surface: Casaletto Carves Meaningful Art, VERGE, 1/10 issue.
Artistic Look at Hate, HELENA INDEPENDENT RECORD, Helena, MT.
Kidston, Martin J., Shedding Light on Hate, HELENA INDEPENDENT RECORD, 1/21/10.
Ugliness into Art: Holter Exhibit Transforms White-Supremacy Literature intro.
Donahoe, Emily, Works of Art, HELENDA INDEPENDENT RECORD, p. A8, 1/24/10.
Kovac, Jr., Joe, Words Weave Their Way through Visual Art Exhibit in Milledgeville, MACON TELEGRAPH, 3/21/10.
Galvin, Kathleen, Kristin Casaletto—Stretching the Limits, THE DOWNTOWNER, Louisville, GA, p. 3, Vol. 4, Issue 5.
2007 Quadrino, Carlo, Intervista con Kristin Casaletto, Artista e Docente d’Arte all, Augusta State University in Georgia, 6/19/07.
GENOMARTART (www.genomart.org), Salerno, Italy.
2006 Walmsley, Elizabeth and Obethaler, Elke, Technical Studies of Painting Methods, essay in Bellini, Giorgione, Titian and the Renaissance of Venetian
Painting, reproduction of Casaletto's infrared reflectography for catalog, Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria.
Revelation’s Death on a Pale Horse Sprawls across the Heavens in Kristin Casaletto’s Woodcut, AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, color photo.
Art Series Brings Up Topic of Religion, AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, 8/12/06, color photo.
Norton, Virginia, Justice in the Works: Civil Rights-era Murder Inspired Artist’s Series, AUGUSTA CHRONNICLE, 8/12/06, Interview & five color images.
2005 Bellantoni, Ralph, Transcending Intolerance: Juried Show at Printmaking Council Examines Blight of Bigotry, COURIER NEWS (New Jersey), 5/5/05.
SOUTHERN POETRY REVIEW MAGAZINE, Summer 2005, cover image.
Howard, Parish, Red Earth Soliloquy: Ruminations in Print, NEWS AND FARMER/ WADLEY HERALD/ JEFFERSON REPORTER, 9/8/05.
Review, 3 color photos.
Gallery Hosts Exhibit of Prints Depicting Difficult Southern Themes, NEWS AND FARMER/WADLEY HEARALD/JEFFERSON REPORTER, 9/8/05, color photo.
Garvey, Jim, Small Gifts of Hope, AUGUSTA MAGAZINE, pp. 17-22, 4/04
Lember, David S. and Fraser, Rolland, Landscape Art: How Geographers and Artists Can Collaborate in the (a) Field, YOU ARE HERE: THE JOURNAL OF
CREATIVE GEOGRAPHY, Summer/06.
2004 Johnston, Mandy, The Fine Print, SYNTHESIS, 2/6, Chico, CA.