Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett explore the interspace between seemingly polarized entities: light + dark, nature + culture, DIY + institutional, individual + collective. Based in Calgary/Mohkinstsis, 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 Career 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 other art spaces across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Their public projects 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 Guiding Artists for The Wandering Island, a site-responsive project on a small island in the Elbow River.
Caitlind & Wayne maintain an experimental art practice, transpiring in wintertime domestic art intervention, The Hibernation Project. Whether exhibiting in formal galleries, pre-demolition buildings, public spaces, or their own backyard, Caitlind & Wayne believe in art’s potential to catalyze new understandings of the everyday.
When working independently, Wayne Garrett is a musician and composer; Caitlind Brown is a co-founder and co-curator of WRECK CITY curatorial collective.