Caetlynn Booth was born and raised in Napa Valley, CA, and her interest in pursuing a career in the arts began early. In undergrad at UC Davis, she gained a solid foundation in the visual arts in drawing and painting as well as the technically rigorous aspects of photography, sculpture and printmaking. She studied with faculty including Wayne Theibaud, Robin Hill, Alice Shaw, and Lucy Puls.
After graduating from UC Davis, she lived in the North Bay where she had a painting studio and worked at the di Rosa art collection. Inspired by daily access to works by Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo, Peter Saul, and Bruce Connor, among many others, the experience was intensely supportive to her painting practice.
Booth lived in the North Bay and then San Francisco for close to a decade. In the late aughts, she moved to New Jersey to attend graduate school at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, studying with mentors including Thomas Nozkowski, Stephen Westfall, Marc Handelman, Hanneline Røgeberg, Martha Rosler, and John Yau.
Upon graduating from Rutgers, Booth moved to Berlin, Germany, where she lived while developing new work as a Fulbright fellow and traveling throughout Germany to study the paintings of Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610). In 2012, she was awarded an additional fellowship through D.A.A.D., staying on for a second year to deepen her project and exhibit her work.
Booth relocated to New York City in 2013, and lives and works in Queens. In addition to her own studio practice, she is studio assistant to the artist Yvonne Jacquette.