Caitlin Skelcey is an artist currently pursuing her MFA in Metals at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. In 2011 she received BFAs in both Metals / Jewelry Design and Fine Art Painting from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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.