Caitlin Mary Margarett is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice rooted in performance art and contemporary craft. Her work utilizes an aesthetic, spiritual ambience punctuated by a frenetic urgency to discuss cultural issues, such as ecological and emotional erosion. By invoking nostalgia and solastalgia through antique and handmade objects, her cyclical performance projects demand the analysis of our ties to place. CMM strives to emphasize the importance of looking back as we move forward to escape our own chimeras surrounding individual agency and isolation- especially as we brace for the full impact of our climate crisis.
Her work has been shown throughout the Midwest; at 2022's Fringe Arts Bath festival in Bath, England; at 2021's Miami Art Week as a part of the PERFORMANCE IS ALIVE / Satellite Show that runs concurrent with Art Basel Miami; at Louisiana State University for the 2019 Queeramics Symposium; in Ceramics Monthly; Emergency Index V. 8 and V. 9; and Aesthetica Magazine. CMM's next upcoming solo show is scheduled at ARTIFACT Gallery, New York, NY, on January 11-29, 2023.
CMM is from the Midwest, born and raised between Minnesota and Iowa. She attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison, seeking an MFA in 4D (2024), and holds a BFA in performance art and a BA in art history from the University of Northern Iowa (2018).