United States of America
Caia Diepenbrock is an artist-designer originally from Rhode Island with newfound roots in Los Angeles, CA.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Arts from Bard College and is now working in the film industry as art director, scenic painter, and set decorator while building her custom Wearable Art brand, SpiralEyez Design.
She has exhibited her work throughout Los Angeles, New York, Rhode Island and most recently, Melbourne, Australia. and was featured in a touring art show that went all over the world. Caia is a member of the largest arts organization in the world, RAW: Natural Born Artists, and exhibits with them frequently.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Her creative practice stems from her bachelor’s thesis called Matrix of a Moment, which was an immersive installation focused on the viewer’s experience of shadows and illusions created from uniquely manipulated mirrors and light. Having used a wide range of media and practices for this project, Caia has explored many forms of creative expression in both the art and design world since then. Her experience ranges from designing sets for the film and music video industry, painting murals and canvases, and designing and printing textiles by hand for her own clothing brand.
Working in a variety of media and spaces, the main theme in Caia’s work is the creation of immersive worlds that explore the human psychological experience of reality versus illusion and subjectivity versus objectivity. As an artist, Designer, and overall creative experimenter, Caia is always looking for something new and exciting to do.
1993 | Providence, Rhode Island USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
2015 | Bachelor’s of Studio Art, Bard College Annandale on Hudson, NY , USA
2011 | Certificate in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
2020 | Monster Children Group Show, Gallery 1700 Naud, LA, USA
2018 | Perimeter Group Show, ARTShare LA, USA
2016 | LEXICON Solo Artist in Residence Show, Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, USA
2016 | Translations Solo Show, M. Bird Studios, Culver City, California, USA
2016 | Vision Prizm, Part of 7th St. Annex Group Show, California, USA
2021 | Proyecto’ace, “Frontiers”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020 | Proyecto’ace, “Shelter”, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 | Lehrer Architects, Echo Park CA, USA
2018 | Top Ten Artists of the Year, Circle Arts Foundation
2015 | Fund for Visual Learning Grant, Annandale on Hudson NY, USA
2010 | Honorable Mention, Jamestown Art Center, RI, USA
Exhibitions, Together Apart
#3 | FRONTIER: results
Artists in dialogue
Frontiers as geopolitical frontiers, as cultural, biopolitical; frontiers as limits and as separations within the artistic disciplines, frontiers as hegemonic considerations of our bodies and identities…were some of the approaches on FRONTIER general theme in the Together Apart Program #3 session.
Through 4 encounters we collectively and individually created ideas and artworks which explored a non-binary approach of the topic. The participant artists also had the possibility to dialogue with Kristina Borg and Liz Ingram & Bernd Hildebrant, international artists and former ´ace artists-in-residence, invited to present their contributions and explorations in relation to the topic. For this session we also gave priority to moments of peer review or collective feedback and to open discussions which drifted through issues of art and therapy, art and research, participatory art, the complexity of artistic collaboration and how collective practice appears to be a right to claim even more in moments of isolation.
Through different theoretical readings and artistic references, and through the proposals of each of the participant artists, we identified the importance of liminal states, the non-binary, we assumed the difficulty of inhabiting the in-between but also recognized that art practice is what allows us to live in ambiguous states and to constantly raise questions. We also explored other practices as breathing techniques, meditation and knowledge and skills sharing as methods to break through discriminative or isolating frontiers.
Using poetry, film, online performances, video art and the creation of a network for artists through the method of “participatory asset mapping”, the artists from this cohort created in search of commonalities in their migrant’s everyday experiences, resonances among the natural conditions of the places they live in, the links among their identities and psychological researches and in search of practical collaborations to continue working in the future.
DANIELA RUIZ MORENO | curator-in-residence