About

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This is where I tell my stories – crafting the darkness & the light. This is the journal of the moments I live & the art I create. I’m trying to keep some kind of record of my journey through this human life.

I’m an artist from Pittsburgh, PA where I grew up in a big family with a lot of animals and was unschooled for most of my K-12 education. I loved to read (still do) and escaped into books to avoid hard things, riding the 67F bus down to the Carnegie Library and carrying home as many books as I could many days a week. I’ve also lived in Bellingham, WA, Saint Louis, MO & Birmingham, AL. I currently reside in Montgomery, AL because my husband, Edward, is doing his M3 rotations here. He’s training to be a psychiatrist. We will be in Montgomery for a year or two. After that, it’s a mystery…

In college I studied Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Creative Writing at Washington University in St Louis. I really want to live near Santa Fe someday, the southwestern landscape inspires me and I feel like my favorite version of myself in it. I am a lifelong vegetarian, have lived in more apartments and houses than I can count, was once homeless and have hitchhiked up the California coast.

I’m working on healing myself – the parts that can be healed – and becoming more whole as a person.

I have worked as a photographer for Washington University in St Louis, the Riverfront Times, the Endangered Wolf Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden and many other private clients. My photography work has been featured three times on the front page of WordPress.com and in eight exhibitions (six in Saint Louis and two in New York City). It has also been published in or by:

  • The Huffington Post
  • Alabama Photographers
  • Broken Light Collective
  • Blue Monday Review
  • A&S Magazine
  • Armour Magazine
  • Spires Arts & Literary Magazine
  • Student Life
  • Ink + Volt

In 2018 I was chosen as a grant recipient by the Advocates For Youth organization for their 1-in-3 Photography Project, which I feel very honored by. The photographs taken for this project will be featured in an exhibition in Washington D.C. in addition to being published & shown on campuses/in communities all around the US.

My poetry has been published in:

  • Kalkion
  • The Bookends Review
  • Camroc Press Review
  • Editor’s Eye
  • Cur.ren.cy Literary Magazine
  • Danse Macabre du Jour
  • Spires Arts & Literary Magazine

My other writing has been featured by the International Bipolar Foundation, VSA Missouri & the Sam Fox School of Art & Design.

I have been in one drawing exhibition in Birmingham, AL and have had my floral arrangements featured five times at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA.

I’ve independently published two books, One Six Billionth & Putting The Ghosts to Rest: Poems, which are available online.

One of my on-going projects is Deer Heart Magazine, a digital publication featuring artists & art of many mediums, which I started in September of 2017.

I can be reached at kaitmauro@gmail.com.

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