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 finishing undergrad, CMM's work has shifted from seeking an esthetic, spiritual ambience to an immediate, frenetic urgency about our climate crisis. She has been analyzing her local, rural ecology and considering the Midwest landscape as an article of history in and of itself. Through her 100 Days project, a series that cataloged much of her surrounding landscape and domestic rituals at the onset of the pandemic, 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 within systems of flourishing and suffering. CMM's work has always highlighted and asked questions about individual agency, and the experience of being locked in cycles of redemption and reemergence. These reoccurring threads, now woven into narratives around site specificity and our connection to place, coalesce into new work that asks what our own individual roles and journeys are as we brace for the impact of our climate emergency.  

 

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 V. 9, and Aesthetica Magazine. She is currently preparing for her research trip and solo show in Berlin, Germany, at LiTEHAUS GALERIE & PROJEKTRAUM, slated for 2021.

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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

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."