Caitlin Skelcey is an object maker working and teaching in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She earned her MFA in Metals at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2017 and BFAs in both Metals and Jewelry Design and Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design (2011).
Using the body as the site for her work, her practice originates from her own augmented physicality. Through digital and traditional practices, her jewelry prosthetics aim to blur the boundaries of human biology and machine, and question the nature of the human relationship to the artificial.
Using the body as the site for her work, she is anchored in a love for process and tactile material knowledge, where 3D printing technology and traditional adornment and craft practices are fused to critique issues of identity within our transhuman culture. Her explorations are inspired by her own augmented physicality and the ways in which these modifications changed her not only physically, but also how she connects and empathizes with others.
Her work celebrates the fabricated new nature of the cyborg; blurring the boundaries of human biology and machine and questioning the nature of the human relationship to the artificial.