Caitlin Applegate earned a BFA from the Hartford Art School, finished a year of post-baccalaurreate study in Anchorage, AK and a residency at the Mendocino Art Center in Northern, CA. In 2004, Caitlin moved to Lincoln, NE to pursue an MFA from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. During this period of study, Caitlin received honors including several awards from the University, a commission from the Lincoln Arts Council, and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. After finishing her graduate study, Caitlin went on to work as an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.
After leaving Nebraska, Caitlin moved to Upstate NY where she maintained an active studio practice in addition to teaching at SUNY Cortland and at the Cornell Ceramics Studio. In the year following, worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in ceramics at the School of Visual Arts at the Penn State University Park Campus. Since then, Caitlin was a resident artist and Barbara Rittenburg Fellow consecutively at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY where she currently works and teaches. Caitlin’s work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally.