About Caitlin Thompson
Caitlin Thompson grew up in rural east-central Alberta and completed her BFA in Sculpture at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary (2007). In 2009, Thompson moved to Montreal to pursue an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University (2015). She has recently moved back to Alberta to complete the beneficial cycle of journeying and returning. Her studio practice focuses on the relationship between the act of making and the formation of identity, specifically in embroidery and animation.
Thompson has participated in artist residencies at The National Film Board, Montreal; Est-Nord-Est, St. Jean-Port-Joli; Struts Gallery, Sackville; and the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at La Centrale, Montreal; Truck Gallery, Calgary; dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton; and the Museo Textil de Oaxaca. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Thompson will be presenting her first academic paper on the history of country western fashion in the summer of 2016 at the University of Alberta’s Dressing Global Bodies conference.