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Ford for the Birds


Caitlin Cass, Ford for the Birds

Caitlin Cass makes art that elevates the importance of mistakes and uncertainty throughout history. Working across mediums, she creates comics, prints, animations and counterfeit museum exhibits that celebrate failure. For the past five years she has drawn and published a bimonthly comic periodical called Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Her comics have also appeared in The Chicago Reader, Artvoice, The Public, and on Toronto’s subway monitors (presented by Art for Commuters). Her artwork has been exhibited at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, The Burchfield Penney, The Niagara Falls History Museum, and The Print Center at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China. Caitlin holds a BA in Great Books from St. John’s College and an MFA in Visual Studies from The University at Buffalo. She lives and works in Buffalo, NY.  See more of Cass’s work here: and here: greatmomentsinwesternciv.tumblr

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