Biography Caitlin Thompson grew up in rural east-central Alberta and completed her BFA in Sculpture at Red Deer College and The Alberta College of Art + Design (2007). Caitlin moved to Montreal to pursue an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University (2015) where she trained in digitizing and machine embroidery. Many of her projects involve the combination of embroidery and animation, or embroidermation. Caitlin moved back to Alberta to complete the beneficial cycle of journeying and returning.
Caitlin has participated in artist residencies at The National Film Board, Est-Nord-Est, Struts Gallery, and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at The Esker Foundation (Calgary), Glenbow Museum (Calgary), Red Deer and District Museum, La Centrale (Montreal), dc3 Art Projects (Edmonton), and the ODD Gallery (Dawson City). She is currently working on a new project, Panoramada, at The Ledge Gallery in Arts Commons and is looking forward to presenting this work at the Art Gallery of Alberta as part of the upcoming exhibition Processor: Digital and Analog Retranslations.
“ I was pleased that the YW values original artwork and recognizes the comfort and agency that art can bring to a space. I chose to work with mountain landscapes not only because they are part of the local horizon, but also because mountains are often used as a symbol of overcoming obstacles and challenges. We all have our mountain on the horizon.”