Caitlin Mary Margarett is a Midwestern artist, born and raised between Minnesota and Iowa. She is currently working across disciplines and holds a BFA in performance art and a BA in art history from the University of Northern Iowa (2018). Since leaving undergrad, CMM has been analyzing her local, rural ecology and considering the Midwest landscape as an article of history in and of itself. In her video and performance work, she has been predominantly featuring rural cemeteries, vast fields, and female bodies which evoke an essence of the queer pastoral. Through her Performance A Day project, a series that cataloged much of her surrounding rural landscape and her own domestic rituals for 100 days, CMM generated work that considered time, ecological and cultural erosion, and grief. Through her art practice, she is attempting to make sense of her own feminist spirituality regarding systems of flourishing and suffering, queerness, and the importance of specificity regarding time and place- and, ultimately, the impact these coalescing themes have for our ecological survival. In the past year, her work has been shown throughout the Midwest, at Louisiana State University for the Queeramics Symposium, in Ceramics Monthly, Emergency Index V. 8, and Aesthetica Magazine. She is currently preparing for her research trip and solo show in Berlin, Germany, at LiTEHAUS GALERIE & PROJEKTRAUM, slated for 2021.
She is currently living and making work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.