A Chat With Cat Morin and Meghan Gagliardi: Mays Artist Of The Month
Capillaries is Meghan and Cat’s latest publication in their collaborative book series.
Featuring a collection of poems written by Meghan, capillaries maps the lifecycle of intimacy: how it shapes our evolution, while forcing cracks and fissures in our intuition. Landscape renderings, generated and adapted by Cat, outline the precipitous nature of these cycles.
About the artists:
Meghan writes poetry about memory and ecologies of and between bodies. She studies feminist geography and works on the collaborative and collective transformation of the university towards inclusion, representation, and visibility. Read more of her work atcargocollective.com/meghangagliardi.
Cat is a multidisciplinary artist currently concentrating on illustration, animation, and zine printing. See more of her work at cargocollective.com/catmorin.
Both artists are inspired by bodies and landscapes. These entities are deeply political and represent more than a metaphor; understanding this, the artists would like to acknowledge that the space housing their installation is located on unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Cat: It changed all the time. I still feel that way.
What are you listening to right now?
Cat: Kendrick’s DAMN.. For work sessions it’s been RuPaul’s podcast and all of my favourite choir music.
What would the perfect day be like for you ?
Cat: Sleeping in, shopping, seeing a movie, going to a diner for a late-night BLT.
What are you working on right now?
Cat: Taking pictures and doing more animation.
If your window display was a planet what celebrities would live there?
Cat: Haha oh man I’d hope that all of my favourite designers would live there.
Did you go to art school or are you self taught?
Cat: I studied graphic design and architecture in college, but honestly Youtube tutorials teach me how to do everything.
In 5 words, how would you describe your aesthetic?
Cat: Amateure in a hopefully charming way. Sorry that’s six.
What’s your favorite fashion decade ?
Cat: Probs the 90s or right now.
How would you describe your style ?
Cat: Loose and long.
What’s your favorite vintage purchase ?
Cat: No joke an amazing dark green wool coat from Citizen. Looking good during the winter is hard but that coat makes me feel like a fancy lady.