Kristy Caldwell | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Kristy Caldwell

Portrait of Kristy Caldwell


Adjunct Faculty, Instructor
MFA, School of Visual Arts

Kristy Caldwell holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Illustration as Visual Essay. She is an illustrator focused on narrative storytelling and the development of personal, visual language systems. Caldwell helped launch the literary journal Carrier Pigeon: Illustrated Fiction and Fine Art and worked for several years as the Director of Archives and Publications for Castelli Gallery. She has illustrated eight children's books, including Flowers for Sarajevo by John McCutcheon.

In August 2021 she was awarded a City Artist Corps Grant by The New York Foundation for the Arts. Her goal is to guide students down a path that leads to the greatest trust in themselves as they mobilize their creative identities into real-world opportunities.