About the Artist

About the Artist

Statement:

Flynn works with the concept of nostalgia in her paintings, often beginning with a specific experience or memory, sometimes based on her's or other's photographs. She plays with paint like its memory-sometimes thick, lush, and vibrant, other times thin and fading away. Flynn intentionally keeps her figures loose and gestural, her land and seascapes broad and dreamy, because she wants to strip the image of its specificity.  Her goal is to create paintings that use the personal to access the universal, allowing viewers to drift away into their own memories to a time that resonates and inspires wonder.


Bio:

Caitlin Flynn was born in Nashua, New Hampshire and received her Bachelor's of Arts from the University of New Hampshire. In high school Flynn attended figure drawing classes at the Art Institute of Boston. In 2006 she moved to NYC and earned her Master's degree from Pratt Institute. Flynn has exhibited internationally. She lived and exhibited in NYC and Brooklyn for 6 years before moving to Neptune Beach, FL. Flynn currently exhibits throughout Jacksonville with different artist groups and galleries.

Exhibition History:

September 2018, Solo Show, Jewish Community Alliance Vandroff Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
August 2018, Private Group Show, Women First Group Show, Jacksonville, FL
August 2018, Live Mural Solo Show, Dragon Surf Factory, Jacksonville, FL
January 2018, Karpeles Museum, First Amendment: Group Show, Jacksonville, FL
March 2017, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Humanity: Group Show, Jacksonville, FL
July 2016, Gallery 725, Deck the Chairs Fundraiser Group Show, Atlantic Beach, FL
December 2016, Gallery 725, Private Showing and Demonstration with Wells Fargo Patrons, Atlantic Beach, FL
December 2015, Gallery 725, Earth: Group Show, Atlantic Beach, FL
November 2013, Gallery 725, Group Show, Atlantic Beach, FL
March 2011, Pratt Institute, Group Show, Brooklyn, NY
May 2011, 320 Studios, Group Show, Chelsea, NY
December 2010- January 2011, Lindhart Studios, Solo Show, NY, NY
December 2010-February 2011, Theater for the New City Gallery, Group Show, NY, NY
July 2010- 320 Open Studios, Group Show, NY, NY
February 2010- March 2010- Ave A Restaurant and Gallery Group Show, NY, NY
December 2009-January 2010- Kush Café, Solo Show, Brooklyn, NY
December 2009- United Film Festival, Solo Show, New York, NY
2008-2009- Clinton Hill Art Gallery, Solo Show, Brooklyn, NY
2007-2008- Private Funding Event for Film: Manzanas Verdes, Santiago, Chile
2005-2006- Monastery Artists Collective, Group Show, Manchester, NH
2002-2004- Waysmeet Art Gallery, Artist in Residence Durham, NH
May 2004- Art in the Park, Honorable Mention: Group Show, Portsmouth, NH

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Master's Art, Pratt Institute, NY 2011
B.A. Fine Arts Focus, University of New Hampshire, NH 2005
Joined American Pen Woman, Visual Arts, 2016