Cat Mailloux

Artist Statement

My work explores the contradictions of being, using means of mark making, language, sewing, and sculptural materials to investigate suffering, love, tenderness, and pain.

I focus on very local and specific things that hold significance for my family, such as domestic objects like family quilts or medical imaging like MRI’s and x-rays. I image these apparatuses that offer support or comfort to the body in some way to suggest vulnerable exteriors and mark invisible interiors. The threads of fragility, vulnerability, and what it means to exist in a body are picked up in the text banners I make out of fabric, wherein language finds its place between color and pattern.