Caitlin O’dea Ott

Artist and Educator

Philadelphia, PA

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Certificate degree

Sculpture major and printmaking minor, 2015-Present

Employment Experience

Philadelphia Art Education Partnership STEAM Teaching Artist

Teaches visual art to children grades 5 through 8 focussing on critical thinking and self confidence through the arts 

-Present- Fall 2018


Teaching Artist at Taller Puertorrequeño Teaches children ages 5-16 to share their feelings, explore creativity, and develop critical thinking skills through art making.

-Fall 2017- Poetry Teacher

-Spring 2018- Experimental Art Teacher

-Summer 2018-Performance Art Teacher and Aftercare Teacher

Museum Education Instructor, Weekly family arts academy instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Works with children and their families interested in art making.

-Fall 2016-Fall 2017

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sculpture class at the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts.

-Spring 2017-

Psychological Illustrator, Freelance artist for psychologist Harold Kirby. Developed content focused on mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.

-Summer 2016-


Grants and Awards


The Richard C. Von Hess Memorial Travel Scholarship, One year’s free tuition at The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts and travel grant


The Charles E. Dutrow Award, art stipend for “Most Creative Sculpture” at The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts 2018

Private Collections


FMC tower, purchased two paintings Spring 2018


Exhibition Record


Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Juried Group show “The art of Climate action” Winter 2016

Legend Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Curated Group show “Rogue Rogue” Summer 2017

Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Juried Group shows

“Future’s Past” January 2016

“Happiness, liberty, life?: American Art and Politics” June-September 2016

“Gods and Beasts” Summer 2017

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA 19102

“Material World” in Works on Paper Gallery February 2018

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia PA 19102

“The Annual Student Exhibition” May-June 2018