Caitlin is an artist, teacher and curator based in Kansas City Missouri. Her experimental and non-fiction media work focuses on questions of visual history, gender and absence investigating the imaginary of the everyday to recuperate passed over histories and address the politics of knowledge.
Her work has been exhibited around the world in wildly diverse venues from micro cinemas to the Centre Pompidou and her film Themes & Variations for the Naked Eye was selected as one of the 50 best avant-garde films & videos of the 2000’s by Nicole Brenez. She has received numerous awards and grants including a Rocket Grant form the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art. One of five artists who make up the curatorial collaboration Plug Projects located in the stockyards district of Kansas City, Caitlin has been involved in film programming for over a decade. She was the educational outreach coordinator for the Chicago International Film Festival, Director of the Thaw Festival in Iowa City and now curates the FPS film and video series at Plug. Caitlin is Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty. Her work is distributed by The Collectif Jeune Cinéma.
Writing About Caitlin’s Work:
- Made in the Middle: Art and the Crossroads of Kansas City
by Annie Raab. Sculpture Magazine, Sept. 2017.
- Deconstructing Reality: Caitlin Horsmon’s Transformative Video Installations
By Rachel Adams. Informality Blog. Aug. 30, 2017