"Humor and joy are much in evidence. Kristin Casaletto re-imagines Richard Hamilton's seminal collage of 1956 defining 'pop art' as a reassessment of the romantic sentiments of the Old South, complete with an up-dated hunky version of Jefferson Davis, a hoop-skirted belle, and a Tootsie-Roll wrapper."
--David Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 2010
"The viewer will appreciate Casaletto's work for its symbolistic ingenuity and the bold use of materials--a fresh occurrence in today's artistic commonplace."
--Liselott Johnsson, author, Painting in the Expanded Field 2014
"When I saw the work of Kristin Casaletto, it made me think of [Joseph] Campbell's ideas. It struck me that her work expresses ideas that go back to the early cave paintings, but they are also documents of the times in which we live, and they relate to political myths of today. They express what Campbell meant when he answered Bill Moyers' question on PBS, 'Who interprets the divinity inherent in nature for us today? Who are our shamans? Who interprets unseen things for us?' Campbell replied, 'The artist is the one who communicates myth for today. But he has to be an artist who understands mythology and humanity and isn't simply a sociologist with a program for you.' Casaletto is one of these."
--Gail Enns, Anton Gallery, Monterey, CA 2012
"Intense human emotion--angst, fear, and rapture--are captured in...the nervous, jagged linework of Kristin Casaletto's woodcut Regrets (2004), in which the weight and worry of the world seem to bear down with every vertical line, on this figure."
--Judith B. Hecker, Asst. Curator, Dept. of Prints, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2006
Kristin Casaletto uses printmaking and other media to address human and social concerns, often
touching on racism, issues of conscience, or other difficulties encountered in her daily life in the Deep South. She regularly exhibits nationally and internationally. She’s been awarded numerous residencies (most recently at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York) and grants, and recently a purchase award selected by David Kiehl of the Whitney Museum in New York for the Delta National Small Prints show. Her art is held in many museum, university,
institutional, and private collections. She holds a BFA in drawing, a BS in physics, the MA in art history, and the MFA in painting, with a minor emphasis in printmaking. She is a professor of art at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia.