Artist Bio

Cailin Alainn is a visual artist who uses installation, sculpture and drawing as a means to reuse found, rejected objects on the side of roads and from her surroundings. She focuses on the use of the discard and recyclable objects in her work to showcase the construction and deconstruction of the self and of society.

Her endeavor is to validate broken, fragmented artifacts. This is why she collects trash as her artistic material.

Costa Rican-American Visual Artist and Educator

Based in Istanbul, Turkey

 

Education

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Concentration in Drawing and Mixed Media (D.M.M.)

Minors in Art History and Business

2018 - Fulbright Scholarship Applicant: Study Research United Kingdom 

2017 - Alternate Fulbright Scholar ETA Brazil         

Graduated with Honors

  • Honors in the Major Research Thesis “Home Demolitions in Palestine” 2016

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2013 - Art History Study Abroad Program in Paris and Venice

Certifications

 

TEFL 200, Center for Intensive Studies (CIES) Tallahassee, FL 2016 – Present

TEFL 120, CIES Tallahassee, FL 2015 – Present

Grants & Awards 

2017 - Andy McLaughlin Award

2015 - Florida State University Fine Arts Department Summer Scholarship

2015 - Anderson Ranch Shaw Fund Fellowship

2012 - Penland Arts and Crafts Full Work Study Scholarship

Exhibitions   

2019 - C-Mine Genk Expo | 4 Istanbul Design Biennale “A School of Schools,” Belgium           

2019 - XXII Triennale di Milano Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, Milan, Italy

2018 - Arter Gallery Dunya Okulu: Earth School 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 

                                   

2017 - the SH/ed/ Yellow Above the Fridge A Collaborative Show, Tallahassee, FL 

 

2017 - Florida State Museum of Fine Arts MOFA Modular Immersion Graduating Show, Tallahassee, FL 

      

2016 - Working Method Contemporary Synthesis Show, Tallahassee, FL           

2016 - Phyllis Strauss Fragmentation: A Solo Show, Tallahassee, FL                                    

Workshops

2019 - Istanbul&I NGO "Art and the Environment | A Series of Workshops" Istanbul, Turkey

  • Project Coordinator - Raising environmental awareness through art

2018 - 4th Istanbul Design Biennial “Landskip Lab” Istanbul, Turkey             

      

2018 - 4th Istanbul Design Biennial “Living Leftover Workshop” Istanbul, Turkey     

       

2018 - 4th Istanbul Design Biennial “School for Poetic Computation” Istanbul, Turkey

            

2018 - 4th Istanbul Design Biennial “Algae Lab” Istanbul, Turkey     

  • Studied ancient glass particular to Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Created and designed a 3d printed vessel out of algae filament

 

2017 - Koc University ELC Summer Camp “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink” Istanbul, Turkey       

 

2015 - Anderson Ranch “Problem Seeking: Chasing the Quixotic Impossible” Snowmass Village, CO

2012 - Penland School of Arts and Crafts “The Metaphorical Portrait” Bakersville, NC

Volunteer Experience

2018 – Present - Istanbul&I Volunteer, Istanbul, Turkey  

  • Activities Assistant

  • Art and Environment Workshop Leader

 

2018 - Sah Performans Volunteer, Istanbul, Turkey        

  • Poster Designer

 

2015 - 2017 Progress Coalition Volunteer, Tallahassee, Florida 

  • Canvassing for members

  • Awareness  through Art Coordinator

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