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 fall 2020.

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She is currently living and making work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Floor of Forgiveness

Floor of Forgiveness

Overhang on Floor of Forgiveness

Atropos

Atropos

December 6th, 2018 Performed by Taylor E. Hansen, Taylor Jo Sunflower Honeck, and Monica Sanguino at the opening of "As Long as Life Endures: Ars Sacra and the Divine Feminine."

Endless Night

Endless Night

From the Divining Series. 2 hour performance at Vertigo A Go-Go. Fall 2017.

Atropa

Atropa

2 hour performance at Vertigo Mini: A Night of In-Case Performance Art. Photo by Isaiah Patton.

Untitled (from the Divining Series)

Untitled (from the Divining Series)

Preserve; Falter

Preserve; Falter

Vertigo A Go-Go Fall 2016

Banishing (From the Divining Series)

Banishing (From the Divining Series)

Vertigo A Go-Go 2 Hour Performance

Atropos

Atropos

December 6th, 2018 Performed by Taylor E. Hansen, Taylor Jo Sunflower Honeck, and Monica Sanguino at the opening of "As Long as Life Endures: Ars Sacra and the Divine Feminine."

Susanna's Virtue (Video)

Susanna's Virtue (Video)

Petroleum Goddess

Petroleum Goddess

Summer 2016 Wearable Sculpture Plastic bags, thread, dirt

Floor of Longing

Floor of Longing

Issues of Entitlement

Issues of Entitlement

Issues of Entitlement (Women and the Earth) series- Landscape. Spring 2016

Atropa

Atropa

2 hour performance at Vertigo Mini: A Night of In-Case Performance Art. Photo by Isaiah Patton.

Banishing (from the Divining Series)

Banishing (from the Divining Series)

Vertigo A Go-Go

Vertigo A Go-Go

Repetitive falling as slow as the body can. 2 hours. Spring 2016

Floor of Forgiveness

Overhang on Floor of Forgiveness