Caitlin Cass is an artist, cartoonist and storyteller who makes art about history and failure. During her WISC fellowship she will work on a graphic novel about the history of women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement in the United States.
Caitlin’s comics have appeared in print and online for The New Yorker, The Lily and The Nib. For the last ten years she has self-published a bimonthly comic periodical called The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Caitlin was a 2018 NYSCA/ NYFA Fellow in Fiction and a 2020 recipient of an NEA Artworks grant for her project at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. She exhibits her art widely with recent exhibitions at Rochester Contemporary, Argus Gallery and Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. She earned an MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo and a BA in Liberal Arts (Great Books) from St. John’s College, Santa Fe.
Caitlin has spent the last 11 years in Buffalo, NY but is in the process of moving to Omaha, NE where she will be Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Illustration and Time Based Media at the University of Nebraska Omaha beginning in the fall of 2021.