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Artist Caitlin McCormack

Caitlin McCormack

Philadelphia, PA, USA


  —   Caitlin McCormack began utilizing fibers to construct osteological specimens after receiving her BFA from Philadelphia's University of the Arts in 2010. McCormack is currently working with a meticulous, self-taught process involving the use of natural pigments to hand-dye crocheted cotton sculptures of skeletal avatars and familiar objects in various stages of disintegration, which are then stiffened with a mixture of glues and occasionally dredged in enamel paint. McCormack makes timeless inquiries regarding loss, isolation, and contending with trauma through the use of one's hands. Her intricate, specimen-like thickets of hand-wrought objects resemble unraveling creatures engaging in a conversation between the past and the present. McCormack integrates a profound appreciation for the trans-generational legacy of craft in her family with an ongoing account of her experiences with mental illness, resulting in a highly personal archive of emotional vessels. McCormack's sculptures have appeared in solo and group exhibitions at The Mütter Museum (PA), Museum Rijswijk (NL), The Mesa Contemporary Art Museum (AZ), The Taubman Museum of Art (VA), Hashimoto Contemporary (NYC and CA), The Fort Wayne Museum of Art (IN), Feinkünst Krüger (Hamburg), Vanilla Gallery (Tokyo), SCOPE Art Show (Miami), Rhodes Contemporary (London), Field Projects (NYC) and SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC. She has held adjunct teaching positions at Hussian College of Art and Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). In 2021, she was an artist-in-residence at ChaNorth in Upstate NY and was the recipient of a Joseph Robert Foundation grant.

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Caitlin McCormack Studio
1901 South 9th Street Studio 504-G, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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