Meet A Staff Member: Caitlin Peterson

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How long have you been a staff member at Latitude?
I joined the staff in July of 2016, after working as a Lab Assistant since September of 2015. Since joining the staff, I have worked in various roles but currently I am the Education Fellow, which means I plan all of LATITUDE’s educational programming, including workshops, critique groups, & reading groups.

What do you enjoy most about working at Latitude?
LATITUDE is such a special space & I feel so grateful that I get to be a part of this amazing community. It’s exciting to witness the incredible work that’s produced in the lab & to occasionally get to be a part of producing it. Also, as someone who loves education, I feel so lucky that I get to work somewhere where I’m afforded the opportunity to be constantly learning, whether that be about printing/digital output or non-profit management.

Tell us a little bit about your art and projects you are currently focusing on.
Honestly, I’m currently in a bit of lull creatively. I love making pictures & I think it’s always going to be something that’s ingrained in my day-to- day life, but I haven’t felt inspired to start any sort of focused project lately. I did recently get a new camera though & I’m making an effort to always have it with me. So we’ll see what comes of that.

What does “being creative” mean to you?
For me, being creative is about seeing things differently. It’s about being able to go beyond the surface level & find new meaning in something. But I also think being creative means something different to everyone. There’s no right or wrong definition.

What is the title of the last book you read?
“Milk & Honey” by Rupi Kaur

What type of music are you currently listening to?
I’ve been on a real Prince kick lately.

What artists are currently inspiring you?
Terry Evans, Ed Panar, Devin Lunsford, Lauren Henkin

Describe yourself as a piece of furniture.
A well-organized bookshelf.

Link to website:
www.caitlinpeterson.com