Caitria Gunter is a mixed media artist working primarily with paper, fabric, wax, and ceramics to respond abstractly to patterns and forms found in the growth and decay in nature. She received her BFA in Crafts with a concentration in Fibers/Mixed Media from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2012. Her artwork has been in group shows across the US and displayed abroad. She moved to Boise in 2019 and is enjoying exploring the beautiful state of Idaho and being a part of the BOSCO community!
I am drawn to abstract forms and patterns found in ephemeral natural phenomena such as drifting cloud formations and sunlight glittering on water. I am also captivated by the constant growth and decay in nature, and how the cellular and net-like building blocks of these processes repeat themselves on both microscopic and macroscopic scales. I seek to explore and translate these patterns and phenomena into materials such as fabric, paper, wax, and wire.
I use repetitive processes to manipulate materials, constructing minimal 2D and 3D artwork through subtle mark-making and the accumulation of small fragments or voids. These methods yield porous forms and landscapes ranging from biomorphic and tactile to delicate and filamentous. My work is obsessive and time consuming, yet meditative in nature.
Visit her website: www.caitriagunter.com