Honors Exhibition – Caitlin Alderfer

Tetrapus, photo-collage, 2011

The Department of Art and Art History of the University of the South announces the first of several exhibitions and presentations which are a part of the Art Major Comprehensive Exam. An exhibition by Caitlin Alderfer opens to the public from Tuesday, April 5, 2011 to Saturday, April 9, in the Carlos Gallery of the Nabit Art Building.

An honors candidate, Ms. Alderfer will give a public presentation on April 8, 4:30 PM, at the Nabit art Building.The Department cordially invites the Sewanee community to the exhibition and talk.


Caitlin Alderfer was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia, less than half a mile outside Washington, DC. It is there she grew to love city life and all the vibrancy and culture it brings. Along with this, art has been another constant interest in her life. This manifested itself in a variety of mediums through high school and her current passions for oil painting and found photography-based collage have grown since her time in college. Alderfer is a senior studio Art major and Psychology minor at Sewanee: The University of the South, which has allowed her to focus her energies on art and people throughout her academic career. Speaking of her work, she says, “in the 21st century women are encouraged to be strong and independent, able to be and achieve whatever we can imagine. As a woman I struggle daily with my love-hate relationship with the fashion industry and its influence over my perception of my ideal self. This body of work draws from this struggle.”

A desire to experience as many cultures and different people as possible is leading her to teach conversational English in China next year, and then she plans to attend either art or advertising graduate school.


The Carlos Gallery, Nabit Art Building, The University of the South, 105 Kennerly Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375.Hours: M-F, 9-5 and Sat 12-5.For more information, contact Pradip Malde, 931-598-1537

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