Caitlin Cass makes comics, drawings and counterfeit historical exhibits that folklorize historic failures and foretell grim futures. Often working under the moniker, The Great Moments in Western Civilization Cooperative, she questions the authority of traditional historical narratives by co-opting their power for her own devices.
Caitlin's recent counterfeit historical exhibits include How to Fly in America (part of Amid/In WNY at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center) and The Museum of Failure (which has been exhibited in Buffalo, Rochester, and Washington D.C.). In addition to exhibits, Caitlin draws and publishes a bimonthly comic periodical under the moniker The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Her comics have also appeared in The Public and The Chicago Reader and online at The Nib. She recently sold her first two gags to The New Yorker and was awarded a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction. Caitlin lives and works in Buffalo and teaches Art at Buffalo Seminary.
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