Callie Mulcahy

mixed media

Callie Mulcahy is a Providence, RI based artist and educator who currently teaches art at North High School in Worcester. In her artwork, Callie is interested in creating an illusion of permanence for ephemeral moments. She enjoys experimenting with a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, and ceramics, and has a particular interest in creating installations. Her work is personal and vulnerable in nature, where she explores themes of the human condition, feminist theory, and confessionalism. Callie is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with an M.A. in Art and Design Education, where she focused her research on analyzing artist’s studios and non-profit art organizations as models for the creation of more student-centered learning environments in public school art classrooms.  During her time at RISD, Callie developed her studio work through taking several printmaking and painting classes, where she began embedding text and narrative into unconventional formats in order to challenge the juxtaposition between private and public spheres. She now balances her time between teaching and personal artmaking but feels that her artistic and pedagogical practices have become increasingly interconnected as she discovers new ways to help her students reach their full creative potentials.