Carolyn Castaño is a Los Angeles-based artist whose recent body of work - entitled Narco Venus - explores the role of women in the male-dominated culture of narco-trafficking. She is a 2011 California Community Foundation Getty Fellow and recipient of the prestigious C.O.L.A Individual Artist Fellowship 2011.
Carolyn’s work was featured in LACMA’s critically-acclaimed exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement, which traveled to the Museo Del Barrio, New York City and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, amongst other venues.
She has been featured in several group shows, including LA Now: Emerging Artists, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, Liquid Los Angeles: Contemporary Watercolor Painting in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Semi-Precious, The Public Art Fund, New York and International Paper, an exhibition of drawings at the Hammer Museum.
Carolyn has had solo exhibitions at Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles and Lombard-Freid Fine Art, New York. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and UCLA's School of Art and Architecture.