Caitie Sellers received her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from Viriginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating, she spent the summer of 2008 teaching jewelry-making lessons to women in isolated regions near Xela, Guatemala. Upon returning to the U.S., Caitie moved between Montana and North Carolina, developing her own jewelry, working professionally as a floral designer, and assisting jewelry designers and artists.
Caities work is informed by her observations of the many places shes lived, from Central America to Asheville, North Carolina. She is interested in themes of urbanization, architecture, and social development. Caitie uses steel and silver wire to recreate and add perspective to ink drawings made on site, creating work ranging from wearable jewelry to wall sculpture.
Caitie is currently an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She was chosen to speak at the 2012 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference as a Spotlight Emerging Artist, and was a finalist for the Society for Contemporary Crafts LEAP Award. Her work is exhibited nationally, winning two jurors awards in 2013. http://www.caitiesellers.com