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Carolyn Castaño
Born: 1971, Los Angeles, CA


2001 University of California, Los Angeles, MFA
1996 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1995 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, BFA


California Community Foundation, Getty Fellow, Mid-Career Grant 2011
C.O.L.A Individual Artist Fellowship 2011, Los Angeles, CA

Solo Exhibitions:

Walter Maciel Gallery, El Jardin Femenil y Otros Ocasos, Los Angeles, CA

Walter Maciel Gallery, It’s Complicated, Los Angeles, CA

Kontainer Gallery, Carolyn Castaño, Los Angeles, CA

Lombard-Freid Fine Art, Beastly, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY.
Kontainer Gallery, Bombs & Restless Lovers, Los Angeles, CA

Kontainer Gallery, Dead Hotel, Carolyn Castaño & Tom Ellis, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Exhibitions:

Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College MexiCali Biennial, Curated by Ed Gomez Luis F. Hernandez, Amy Petersen, Los Angeles, CA
Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta College Head Strong, Curated by Leslie Nemour, Oceanside, California
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, Domestic Disobedience, Curated by Nuvia Crisol Guerra-Ruland, San Diego, California
Charlie James Gallery, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus, Los Angeles

Creative Artist Agency, California Community Foundation Recipients Exhibition
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, C.O.L.A Exhibition, City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship

PØST, Asesinados United, Los Angeles, CA
El Museo Del Barrio, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, New York, NY

Museo de Arte Zapopan, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Guadalajara, Mexico
Phoenix Art Museum, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, Phoenix, AZ
Center for the Arts at Eagle Rock & Outpost for Contemporary Art, Intersection 2009, The Beauty Doll Salon, Los Angeles, CA
Museo Alameda, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, San Antonio, Texas

Museo Rufino Tamayo, Phantom Sightings- Art After the Chicano Movement, Mexico D.F.
MACLA, The Art of Style, San Jose, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Phantom Sightings-Art After the Chicano Movement
SB London, VideoWorks by Carolyn Castaño, SB London, Los Angeles,
ThirtyNineHotel, This Fever I Can’t Resist, Carolyn Castaño and Megan Wilson, Honolulu, Hawaii

Angles Gallery, Hysteria Deluxe with the LA Art Girls

Kontainer Gallery, Material Faith, Los Angeles, CA
Lombard-Freid Fine Art, Against Nature, New York, NY

Hammer Museum, International Paper, Los Angeles, CA
Bank, Group Show, Los Angeles, CA,
Intersection for the Arts, Sama Sama-You’re Welcome!
38 Langham Street, Honey Traps, London, U.K.
Kontainer, The Agreement, Los Angeles, CA

Hunter College, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, “Marked” Bay Area Drawings, New York. NY, Curated by Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson
Sonoma Art Museum, “Marked” Bay Area Drawings, Curated by Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson, Sonoma, CA

San Jose Museum of Art, Piecing It Together; A Visual Diary, San Jose, CA
Works/San Jose, Nine Lives; Rethinking Identity, San Jose, CA

Four Walls /Scene Escena, Sap, at the Motel Lanai (Amy Berk & Carolyn Castano)
New Langton Arts, All of Me, San Francisco, CA
Traywick Gallery, The Shape of Her Thoughts, Berkeley, CA

Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, Three Great Walls, San Francisco, CA
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, Bay Area Now, San Francisco, CA

The Luggage Store, Sweet like Sugar, Sticky like Bubble Gum November
The Lab, Individualism, San Francisco, CA
Acme Gallery, Snacks, San Francisco, CA
Meridian Gallery, Swell, San Francisco, CA

Meridian Gallery, About Drawing, San Francisco, CA
Galeria de La Raza, Another Life Up Inside Her Head,
San Francisco, CA
Galeria de La Raza, Lagrimas Y Sonrisas, San Francisco, CA
The Luggage Store Gallery, Dos Painters from the Mission, San Francisco, CA

LA Angeles Times, MexiCali Biennial, Christopher Knight, January 28, 2013
New American Painting 2011-2012, Selected Artist
K.P.C.C. Radio Interview with Adolfo Guzman Lopez, February 1, 2011
KCET, Movie Miento blog by Adolfo Guzman Lopez, Narco Dolls Interview January 2011
LA Times, COLA, Individual Artist Fellowship, Christopher Knight, June 2011
Artnews, How Chicano Is It? By Carolina Miranda, Phantom Sightings: Art After Chicano
NY Times, They’re Chicanos and Artists. But is their Art Chicano? by Ken Johnson, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at el Museo del Barrio, New York, NY April 9 2010
Village Voice, Art After the Chicano Movement, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at el Museo del Barrio, by Martha Schwendener, April 6, 2010
Artnet Magazine, The Chicano Avant-Garde by Walter Robinson, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at el Museo del Barrio, New York, NY March 2010
Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo by Annice Jacoby 2009
Artweek, It’s Complicated at Walter Maciel Gallery by Ashley Tibbits
LA Times Review, It’s Complicated at Walter Maciel Gallery by Christopher Knight April 17, 2009
American Quarterly, Project Muse, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at LACMA by Nizan Shaked January 2009
Artweek, The Art of Style at MACLA Frank Cebulski January 2009
X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicno Movement at LACMA by Vanesa Place Winter 2009
Frieze Magazine, Phantom Sightings by Natalie Haddad, September 2008
ARTFORUM, Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at LACMA by Julia Bryan-Wilson Summer 2008
LA Times, The Guide, Video/Works by Carolyn Castaño, May 2008
LA Artland- Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Jan Tumlir, Chris Kraus, Jane McFadden, Nov 2005
Los Angeles Times, Drawing, Not Toeing the Line, International Paper at the Hammer Museum by Christopher Knight, February 7, 2003


Watts House Project with Edgar Arceneaux, Selected Virtual Redevelopment Proposal October 2008- 2011
PØST Filmic: Jordan Biren & Ursula Brookbank, Curated by Carolyn Castaño, Los Angeles, CA June 2011
High Desert Test Sites, Wagon Station Customization- Collaboration with Andrea Zittel AZ West, Joshua Tree, CA May 2006- 2011
Outpost for Contemporary Art, Carolyn Castaño at T-shirt Revival Night, Highland Park, CA
Meridian Gallery Favorite This! Selection of video artists from Los Angeles and San Francisco Curated by Carolyn Castaño, July 2009

Lectures & Presentations:
Kruglak Gallery, MiraCosta Gallery, Artist talk, Oceanside, CA January 2013
XTEN Biennial & Big City Forum, Artist talk, Atwater Crossing, Los Angeles, CA December 2011
Art Platform-Los Angeles We’re Just Artists with Juan Capistran, Fay Ray, Moderated by Cesar Garcia, Senior Curator LAXART, October 2011
Lecture- Cal State University Los Angeles, October 2009
Artist Lecture-Painting Symposium, USC Roski School of Fine Art November 2008
Featured Artist- Hammer Museum, International Paper, November 2002
Visiting Artist- Stanford University, Senior Seminar with Professor Enrique Chagoya 1998
Visiting Artist-UC Berkeley, Contemporary Practices Seminar, Instructor Kevin Radley 1997


Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Artist Pension Trust
Eileen Norton, Santa Monica
J.P. Morgan Chase
Deutsche Bank
Progressive Collection
Sam Schwartz Collection
Michael Lynne, New Line Cinema