Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (Calgary, Canada) explore the interspace between seemingly polarized entities: light + dark, nature + culture, DIY + institutional, individual + collective. The duo centres their practice in relational space, conceptualizing installations and interventions primarily for the public realm. Their projects beckon viewers with novel materials and participatory contexts, inviting strangers to share in collaborative viewership. Beautiful, subversive, playful, and radically inclusive, their works transform the everyday through a critical shift in perspective.
Caitlind graduated from Alberta University of the Arts in 2010, earning an Alumni of Merit award in 2019. Wayne trained as a musician at Mount Royal University and a machinist at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Together, they have exhibited at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), Weisman Art Museum (USA), Pera Museum (Turkey), Japan Alps Art Festival (Japan), the National Arts Centre (Canada), and others. Their public artworks include Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, AFTER IMAGE, and Delta Garden + The City Unseen in Calgary, CARBON COPY in Edmonton, and LIGHT KEEPER in Toronto. In 2019, they won Urban Design Awards for public artworks in Calgary and Edmonton, including the People’s Choice Award for CARBON COPY. In collaboration with Lane Shordee, Caitlind & Wayne are currently Lead Artists for The Wandering Island.
Caitlind & Wayne maintain an experimental art practice in their home, transpiring in wintertime weekly series The Hibernation Project. Whether exhibiting in domestic settings, formal galleries, pre-demolition buildings, or public spaces, Caitlind & Wayne continue to develop new artworks in Canada and beyond.
When working independently, Wayne Garrett is a musician and composer; Caitlind Brown is a co-founder and co-curator of WRECK CITY curatorial collective.