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Caitlin Carney is an abstract painter who makes light and color the central focus of her work. 

Her paintings contain intimations to landscapes and cloudscapes that are abstracted and made ephemeral. Taking field notes from different hours of the day, she forms a dreamlike archive of fleeting lights.

The vivid qualities of the paint and color on canvas are physically screened by an opaque membrane in order to sieve meaning from the hues. These hazy abstractions simultaneously offer visual shelter and confusion, as viewers move far away, close up, and to each side of the works, to experience an illusion of shifting illuminations. Caitlin’s process includes experimenting with her own senses, painting and observing with and without her glasses on, and, in doing so, surrendering herself to an emotive experience of her environment. Through the blurriness, her paintings elicit a connection between color and memory that is both romantic and meditative.

Caitlin Carney (b. 1994) is a California based artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. She received a Bachelors of Art in Communication Studies from the University of San Diego in 2017 and a Masters of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in 2022. Her work has been shown domestically, in the United States, and collected internationally.