Caitlin Ryan


University of Illinois at Chicago, MFA in Studio Arts, 2018 expected
Columbia College Chicago, BFA in Fine Art, 2012

Caitlin Ryan's work employs commonly used text, everyday objects, and mundane suburban settings, resulting in simultaneously sincere and humorous acts. Although she makes these works in earnest, it is just in her nature to bring forth humor as a means of dealing with the sometimes absurdity of the everyday. By constructing scenarios using these typically banal subjects, her work engages contemporary notions of privilege, social practices, and cultural accessibility and engages the viewer to more closely examine their own conceptions of these established norms. 

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