Kristin Casaletto’s art explores socio-political challenges facing the United States in its role as a twenty-first-century super power. Her work presents nuanced scrutiny of the precariousness of contemporary American life. Casaletto uses drawing, painting, printmaking, and at times sound, sculpture, video, monumental scale, or collaborations to confront issues of class, race, gender, power imbalances, and conscience that stem from her position within a working-class, mixed-race family.
Casaletto exhibits nationally and internationally and has shown with such artists as Nick Cave, Betye Saar, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Faith Ringgold. She has won awards, grants, and residencies, such as those from Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Washington, D.C., the Georgia Humanities Council in Atlanta, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City, and many others. Her art is in institutional and museum collections such as the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Edith and Ely Broad Museum of Art in E. Lansing, Michigan. Recent solo shows were presented in New York City; Monterey, California; and at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia. She holds a BFA in drawing, a BS in physics, the MA in art history, and the MFA in painting/printmaking.