Caitlin O’dea Ott
Artist and Educator
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 4 year Certificate degree
Sculpture major and printmaking minor, 2015-2019
The University of the Arts Pennsylvania Teaching Artist certification, full scholarship 2019-2020
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 - Spring 2020
Teaching Artist for The Philly Friendship Circle
Creates stimulating art activities with nature friendly themes for a nonprofit centered on fostering inclusive friendships.
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.
Psychological Illustrator, Freelance artist for psychologist Harold Kirby. Developed content focused on mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.
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
The Ward Award, art stipend for "Most Exceptional Sculptor" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2019
FMC tower, purchased two paintings Spring 2018
Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Juried Group show
“The art of Climate action” Winter 2016
Legend Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Curated Group show
“Rogue Rogue” Summer 2017
Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA 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
“Material World” in Works on Paper Gallery February 2018
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Hamilton Gallery, Philadelphia PA
“The Annual Student Exhibition” May-June 2018
The Annenberg Gallery, Philadelphia PA
"Crosscurrents" juried exhibition 2019
Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn NY
"Plus One" group show 2019
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
"Small Favors" group show 2020