Through her interdisciplinary practice, Cathy McLaurin develops extended relationships with personal and institutional entities in order to understand and challenge the systems that bind her to complex social issues. Interweaving fact, fictions, and personal narrative, her recent research makes connections between kinship, legacy, philanthropy, and national identity, while questioning the value of art. What value? Whose values?
In 2016, McLaurin was awarded a second Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Resource Trust Award, a finalist award for Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, and a John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund Grant. She was awarded the Boston Center for the Arts Artist Residency in 2014. McLaurin’s work has been exhibited and performed at Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC; Grace Space, Brooklyn; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Texas, San Antonio; Space Gallery, Portland, ME; and Artspace, New Haven, CT, among others. Internationally, she has presented projects and performances at PROCESS, Toronto, Canada; and New Territories New Moves Festival, Glasgow, Scotland. Her work is included in Artists in Context’s “Prospectus for the Nation”. Born in rural North Carolina, living and working nearby Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently Visiting Artist Resident at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georg