Photo from: https://www.catielewis.com/about-forte
Catie Lewis is an Austin-based artist from South Carolina. Her work explores her Filipino identity that she reconnected with after meeting her birth family six years ago and her identity as a child growing up in America.
Her work can open opportunities for self-awareness, social awareness, and self-management, due to the focus of her work. Students can relate and empathize with her experiences and, potentially, their own experiences reflected in her work.
Integrating personal and social identities
Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets
Identifying one’s emotions
Linking feelings, values, and thoughts.
Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones
Managing one’s emotions
Demonstrating personal and collective agency
Big ideas for lessons include: Identity, Heritage, Home, Family
Note: This Artist’s focus/topic may not comply with your school’s guidelines on school-appropriate topics; please review your school’s rules prior to referencing any artists.
Video of her studio and art-process:
Photo from: https://www.catielewis.com/shopworks