b. 1991
caitlin ann shieh

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Caitlin "Sonny" Shieh is an artist and filmmaker specializing in the art of nonfiction and documentary storytelling. Shieh also works as freelance videographer/video-editor for a diverse array of clients from various industries based in both Asia and North America.
Born in Los Angeles, raised in Taiwan, Shieh's art and filmmaking practice is highly informed by her bicultural upbringing. Shieh is a 2021 graduate of California Institute of the Arts' MFA Film & Video program. She is a recipient of the Allan Sekula Documentary Fund for her thesis work: Quest House, a documentary about a grassroots community healing space for transmen recovering from bottom surgery. Her works have been featured in Engauge Experimental Film Festival, SDAFF, REDCAT, New York LIFT-OFF Festival, Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque, USA), and various others.
Shieh is moved by the subtle yet intricate details of the quotidian and the mundane. Her interest and directorial attention focuses on the nuanced notion of gender and/or national identity. A delicate composition of land, space, and community merge into undefinable subtlety as we traverse into her works.