Caitlin O’dea Ott

Artist and Educator

Philadelphia, PA 

caitlinott97@gmail.com

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Education

 

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 

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 - 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.

-Winter 2020-

 

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

The Ward Award, art stipend for "Most Exceptional Sculptor" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2019

Private Collections

 

FMC tower, purchased two paintings Spring 2018

 

Exhibition Record

 

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