Cathy McLaurin

Subjects taught at EAC: 
Adult courses in drawing, contemporary practice, inter-disciplinary media, and performance.
Artist's Statement: 
I use performance, video, photography, drawing, and writing to interrogate what is. My practice is an investigation into the insidious slow drip of complacency that leads to the raging tidal wave of institutionalized systems.
"The North Wind and the Sun", mixed media, 94" x 123", 2012-ongoing
Approach to teaching: 
My role as a teacher is to create a mutual learning environment where everyone is simultaneously a teacher and a student.
Training and Distinctions: 
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, 2013. Studied with Alfredo Jaar, Public Interventions, Harvard University and Black Market International, Glasgow, Scotland. Teaching: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston BFA and CE programs; New Hampshire Institute of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Art Allstate Currier Museum, Manchester and Worcester Museum of Art; Boston Center for Adult Ed.; Rugg Road Paper Company, Boston. I have lectured and/or been a visiting artist at: University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly; MassArt; Phillips Academy, Andover; Lawrence Academy and Groton Academy, Groton; Endicott College, Beverly; Clark University, Worcester; Merrimack College, North Andover; Meredith College, Raleigh, NC; and Fuller Museum, Brockton. Awards include: Berkshire Taconic ART Award; Puffin Foundation Grant; Tufts University Graduate Research Award; Montague Travel Fund Grant; and The Final Berwick Research Award. Artist residencies: Boston Center for the Arts; Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX; Caldera, Sisters, OR. Exhibitions national and international.