In partnership with Ivester Contemporary, PrintAustin’s 2nd annual online juried exhibition, The 5x5, is juried by Caitlin Clay, Curator of Exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. This virtual exhibition--with an in-person element at Ivester--showcases five works by five contemporary artists from the United States, Mexico, and Poland, giving us a broad survey of printmaking happening across the globe. In-depth artist features and online programming highlighting this year’s selected artists can be found on printaustin.org.
Kena Kitchengs, Ryan O'Malley, Junli Song, Anna Trojanowska, Linda Whitney
ABOUT THE JUROR
Caitlin Clay is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. She was promoted to the Curator position in October 2020. As Curator of Exhibitions, she organizes all exhibitions at the museum, including 4 to 8 shows in the Main Galleries each year. She also oversees projects in the Curatorial and Collections Departments, including a $50,000 IMLS Grant project to photograph and digitize the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art.
Before her promotion to her current position, Caitlin worked as AMSET’s Registrar and Collections Manager. As Registrar, she oversaw the safety, movement, and storage of AMSET’s permanent collection, as well as all loans and special exhibitions. A Beaumont native, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree with a Business concentration in 2016 from the University of Dallas. Her bachelor’s thesis focused on Roy Lichtenstein’s use of appropriation throughout his career, with an emphasis on his interest in Cubism. In 2018, she graduated from Texas Christian University with her Master of Arts in Art History degree with a specialization in Modern and Contemporary Art. Her master’s thesis explored glass-blowing as an art practice and examined our contemporary definition of sculpture through a comprehensive study of Dale Chihuly’s artworks.
Caitlin has presented papers at Ohio University, the University of Texas at Tyler, the University of Dallas, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University. She has also interned at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the National Heisey Glass Museum, and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology.