Caitlin Cherry was born in Chicago and lives and works in Brooklyn. In a hybrid practice that combines installation and painting, Cherry weaves together references to art history and present day politics, expanding the formal and discursive spaces of painting. Her installations often involve the institutions in which they are shown, such as museums and galleries, to playfully suggest the ability to inflict damage on what could be regarded as bastions of cultural authority. Cherry received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Cherry’s work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Brooklyn Museum, the University Museum for Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst, and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. She is a recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship Residency.