Caitlin G McCollom

Caitlin G McCollom

Bio:

Based in Austin, TX, Caitlin G McCollom is a visual artist whose conceptual paintings encapsulate metaphysical longing. Working with high flow acrylic paint, polypropylene paper and a paintbrush, McCollom visually expresses encounters with the unknown at the moment they are experienced. She uses shapes that include orbs, rectangles, teardrops and hearts to represent channels for understanding spirituality, windows into the spiritual realm, the experience of suffering or crying tears of joy, and the feelings of the heart, respectively. Her vibrant colors create modern icons that connect the visible and invisible world. McCollom’s work can be found hanging in the Kendra Scott headquarters in Austin, The Rabboni Institute for Learning & Healing, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, and Angelo State University’s Archer College, as well as the homes of private collectors internationally. Her work has been featured in Marie Claire, Real Simple, Vogue, and countless local publications in print and online. She graduated in 2010 from Texas State University with bachelors degree in Fine Art.

 

Press:

Feature in Sightlines Magazine, November 2017

Interview in BONPHILOSOPHIA July 2017

Studio Visit Magazine 2017

feature in October 2016 issue of Marie Claire Magazine: "Room to Glow"

Interview by Jennifer Smart for Arts+Culture Magazine

"Caitlin G. McCollom: The Artist is Present" by Brian Fee for New American Paintings

"Blood and White" review by Caitlin Greenwood for The Austin Chronicle

"Open Corpus" Review by Charlie Arnold for Art and Arnold

Saying Goodbye to Red Space by Seth Schwaiger for Glasstire

Interview by Tracie Chan for The Austinist

Annual Young Woman to Watch By Johanna Wheeler for Austin Woman Magazine

Review by Caitlin Greenwood on The Austinist for The Lustration

Review by Jessica Mathews on sister space for The Lustration

Review on Tribeza by Susannah Duerr for The Lustration

Video Interview by Sean Gaulager on the performance work, The Untitled

 

Curriculum Vitae:

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2017 April

Fruits Of Solitude, Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX

Curator: Sarah Sudhoff

 

2016 August

Interior Mortification, BLUEOrange Gallery, Houston, TX 

Curator: Cassie Skelly

 

2016 Feb-April

The Cloud of Unknowing: The Southwest School of Art Ursuline Gallery San Antonio, TX

Curator: Mary Mikel Stump

 

2015 April

Blood and White: Pump Project: Austin, TX

Curator Rebecca Marino

 

2013 February

Caitlin G. McCollom: New Work, Flex Space, Austin, TX

 

2012 September

The Lustration: Big Medium, Austin, TX

Curator: Shea Little

 

2011 July

The Untitled: Co-Lab New Media Project Space Austin, TX

Curator: Sean Gaulager

 

2010 July

*CASH Only: Co-Lab New Media Project Space, Austin, TX

Curator: Sean Gaulager

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2017 April

Texas National, Stephen F. Austin University Cole Art Center, Ledbetter Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX 

Curator: Benito Huerta

 

2017 March

45th International Contemporary Art Exhibition

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art Brownsville TX

 

2016 July

SHE :

Mindzai Creative Gallery Austin, TX

Sweet Art Gallery London, UK

Sao La Gallery Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Curator: Annie Wells

 

 

2015 October

Almost Nothing: Northern Southern Gallery Austin, TX

Curator: Shawn Camp

 

2015 July

Exclamation: Zosima Gallery San Marcos, TX

Curator: Billi London-Gray

 

2015 April

Softactics: Cement Loop Gallery Austin, TX

Curator: Monica Alfonso

 

2013 December

A Catalogue: Tiny Park Austin, TX

Curator: Brian Willey, Director Tiny Park

 

2013 March

Group Hug: Flex Space, Austin, TX

Curator: Jaime Castillo

 

2011 August

NoHegan: BOX 13, Houston, TX 

Curator: Elaine Bradford Director Box 13

 

2011 June

Paper Girl: Co-Lab New Media Project Space, Austin, TX

Curator: Melissa Murray

 

2011 March

Dream: Gallery Black Lagoon, Austin, TX

Curator: Chantelle Rodriguez

 

2011 February

Group Hug: Pump Project Satellite Space, Austin, TX 

Curator: Jaime Castillo

 

2010 November

Conspectus: Co-Lab New Media Project Space for the East Austin Studio Tours, Austin TX

 

2010 September

Red Dot: Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX

Curator: Chris Cowden, Director of Women and Their Work

 

2010 August

Hot Grease: 210 Studio Project, San Marcos,TX

 

2010 April

La Petite Mort: Galleries I & II, San Marcos, TX 

Curator: Mary Mikel Stump

 

2010 April

AHA! Moments: Juried Show, Austin, TX

Curator: Andy Campbell 

 

2010 April

TASA One Cube Foot: Juried show St. Edwards University

Curator: Eric Zimmerman, Editor of …Might Be Good

 

2009 July

Friends: F8tl Gallery and Studios group exhibition

 

2009 June

Nude: Industry Print shop and Studios Juried exhibition 

Curator: Zane Thomas creator/editor of Kid Glory Magazine

 

2004 April

Ahead of Their Time: Arthouse at the Jones Center (The Contemporary) Juror/curator: Cynthia Camlin, Director of The Creative Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin

 

 

 

NOTED COLLECTIONS:

Angelo State University 

Anh and Victor Nguyen

The Rabboni Institute

The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Kendra Scott

Hilton Worldwide Austin

 

PUBLICATION:

Interview in BONPHILOSOPHIA July 2017 by Catherine Gonzales

The Fool Magazine: “The Color Blue: Caitlin G. McCollom Visual Artist” by Sommer Brugal

Arts+Culture Magazine :Interview by Jennifer Smart

New American Paintings: “Caitlin G McCollom: The Artist is Present” review by Brian Fee

Art and Arnold: “Bodies on Slabs” Review by H. Charlie Arnold

The Austinist :Interview by Tracie Chan

Sister Space: “Caitlin G McCollom: The Lustration” Review by Jessica Mathews

Sister Space: “Hot Grease” Review by Celina Zisman

 Austin-American Statesmen: “Seeing Things” Mention by Jean Claire Van Rizyn

 

Print:

2017 Studio Visit Magazine

2016 Marie Claire October Issue

2016 teenVOGUE September issue

2016 Kendra Scott Collection Catalog

2015 The Austin Chronicle: “Blood and White: review by Caitlin Greenwood

2013 Austin Woman Magazine: “Women to Watch” feature by Joann Wheeler

2013 Les Femmes Folles: Catalog American Women Visual Artists 

by Sally Deskins

2012 Tribeza Magazine: “The Lustration” Review by Susannah Duerr

2012 Co-Lab Exhibition Catalog

2011 Tribeza Magazine: “Stepping Up, Stepping Out” Feature/interview Carolyn Harrold

2011 2011 Co-Lab Exhibition Catalog composed by Sean Gaulager

2009 Persona literary Journal: selection of art for Issue 45, 2009 edition

 

EDUCATION

December 2010: BFA Texas State University-- San Marcos, TX

Studio Art: Painting, Cum Laude

  • Dean’s List: Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010
  • Texas State Honors College
  • Council of Scholars: School of Art and Design