Carolyn Castaño is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work references the landscape of California and the Americas in watercolor and acrylic paintings of natural environments juxtaposed with patterns found in textiles, graphic design, geometric abstraction.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in Carolyn Castaño: A Female Topography 2001-2017 at Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery; We Must Risk Delight-Twenty Artists from Los Angeles at the Magazzino Di Sale; LACMA’s Fútbol: The Beautiful Game; the critically- acclaimed exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement; and International Paper at the Hammer Museum and the Walter Maciel Gallery.
Carolyn has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters in Fine Art from the UCLA School of Art and Architecture. She has taught at UCLA’s School of Art & Architecture, Chapman University, Cal State University San Bernardino, and Riverside Community College. She is currently Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing at Long Beach City College, in Long Beach, CA.