Caitlin Masley

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
liminal space curated by f(r)iction project
Installation View, Projects '09 at the Islip Museum Carriage House, New York
Installation View, the entropy plan ver.2, zaum projects, Lisbon
Installation View, Ghost of a border, temporarily here; Solo Gallery, Tel Aviv
Installation View, Ghost of a border, temporarily here; Solo Gallery, Tel Aviv
Artist's Statement

It is the influence of Yona Friedman’s system of building after WWII; “when acute housing shortages and ruined economies required immediate and radical solutions. Like his colleagues Frey Otto and Buckminster Fuller, Friedman began his work designing lightweight structures (space-defining elements) for the urban environment. Friedman’s contribution maximized the freedom of the inhabitant to determine the dwelling’s design.” My recent works are a multiplicity of large-scale foam-core hanging structures, onto which I project and then cutout the facades of different international housing projects. These become visual growth structures for various ambiguous situations. The works address the physicality of the space they occupy; continually eluding to movement and forcing the audience to move in dislocating ways. The structures become a never-ending flux based situation thrust upon its temporary inhabitants.


I have received an Emerging Artist Award from Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC (2002/3) in addition to several artist residencies in Salzburg, Austria, Berlin, Germany, Trondheim, Norway, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland and Action Art Actuel, Centre d’Artistes Autogere Residency, Quebec. In 2007/8, I was awarded a LMCC Swing Space residency/grant as well as a Pollock-Krasner grant. Solo and group shows include Amsterdam, Geneva; Zagreb (among others) as well as having been published in Revue Urbanisme, the New Yorker and Cabinet Magazine. In addition, in 2009, I have had solo shows at Solo Gallery in Tel Aviv and Zaum Projects in Lisbon and completed a new installation for “Projects ‘09” at the Islip Museum. Currently I am an Artist in Residence at the Abrons Art Center in the Lower East Side in New York City.