Caitlin Vitalo (b. 1988, New Haven, Connecticut) is a contemporary sculptor and glass artist currently living in Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in central Massachusetts where she first began working with glass at the Worcester Center for Crafts in 2004. She received her BFA in sculptural studies at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010 and will receive her MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in May of 2018.
Her work is dictated by its concept and never its material. Working in a variety of mediums, such as glass, found objects, synthetic hair, and wood she approaches themes of systemic racism, miscommunication stemming from generational and class differences, negative biases, and privilege. Her most recent work is addressing the possibility that there always exists the opportunity to look at things from a different perspective.