Chair, Sculpture + Extended Media
Department of Fashion Design + Merchandising
Department of Sculpture + Extended Media
Kristin Caskey is an associate professor of Fashion Design. She has designed for Arlequin Paris and Perry Ellis America in New York, and was the associate designer at Urban Outfitters, in Philadelphia. She was project coordinator for Keepers of the Waters in China, an international environmental art initiative, and is the design director for Kloth Studio, a uniform company based in Toronto, Canada. Caskey’s studio work utilizes textile history, sustainable studio practice, and digital textile printing. Her work includes “Cultural Traveller,” which won the Queen Sirikit Peacock Standard for Thai Silk, and “A New Suit of Clothes,” which won the ATEX Inc Award of Excellence in Marketable Textile Design. Projects at VCU include three subsequent NEA Artworks Grants, one for “Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion” for $30,000 and two for “Recovery by Design”, pattern design and student workshops for conjoined twins Maria and Theresa Tapia of the Dominican Republic. She sits on the Board of Directors at the Storefront for Community Design, and is one of the three founders of VCUarts’ community engaged, service-learning project mOb Studio. Caskey earned her MFA in print/media from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and her BSS in liberal arts from Cornell College.