Caitlin Thompson grew up in rural east-central Alberta and received a BFA in Sculpture from AUArts (2007), and an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University (2015); specializing in digital embroidery. Her studio practice focuses on the relationship between material handling and the formation of identity, specifically in fibres and animation.
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 AGA, Esker Foundation, Glenbow, dc3 Art Projects, The ODD Gallery, The AGR, and la Centrale. She is the recipient of several grants and has presented her research in lectures, workshops, and conferences. Her areas of interest include animate objects, romanticism and hauntology, elegant grotesque, fashion as becoming, and the transformative potential of craft.