Caitlin MacBride is an artist currently residing in Hudson, New York she is a lecturer at Rutgers University and a member of the BARD MFA faculty.
In 2020 she was shown in a traveling exhibition entitled, Lost in America at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) curated by artist John Miller. Her panel discussion on Design & Ideology alongside Alexander Alberro (Virginia Bloedel Wright ‘51 Professor for Art History, Barnard College / Columbia University, New York), Dan Graham (artist and writer, New York) and, Cameron Rowland (artist, New York) explored the politics inherent in 20th century American design.
In this body of work she contemplates the rich history of American regionalism by associating 19th century bonnets from the Metroplitan Museum, New York with the four quadrants of the United States. In one piece affirming this regional system by using Tennessee red clay mixed in pigment of the painting entitled, SOUTH which she Completed while on residency at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2020.
MacBride is drawn to the subject of American Material culture, and her works consider both the tradition of hand craft especially with recurring references to the American Shakers and the modernist history of Bauhaus. Her work has been written about in Modern Painters, Art Forum, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Dazed Magazine and Vogue.