Kaitlin Santoro is an interdisciplinary artist who works across photography, video, glass, and printmaking. Her work explores time, impermanence, loss, and generational trauma caused by cognitive impairment with a recent focus on dementia. She creates work that slowly breaks down and shifts, documenting the process and the aftermath to illustrate the fragility of memory over time. Santoro pushes the traditional boundaries of lens based, print, and glass mediums by using incompatible materials, intentionally breaking, or working in non archival methods like printing with household items and not fixing light sensitive materials.
Santoro’s work has been exhibited nationally and was most recently included in exhibitions at the International Center of Photography and in the 2021 New Prints Exhibition at the International Print Center of New York. She has attended residencies at the Manhattan Graphics Center, Pilchuck Glass School, the Sculpture Space, and the Oxbow School of Art. She received her BFA from the University of Connecticut, and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture where she received a Teaching Assistantship and received two Dean’s Grants for student research. In addition to her studio practice, she teaches at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia and for the City University of New York.