Caitlin Rooney's work exposes the poetic idiosyncrasies existing within popular culture iconographies through sculpture, painting and text. As Rooney appropriates signs and symbols associated with youth culture, her additional application of humor is used to align not previously seen relationships between these consumable symbols. By diminishing the differences between these symbols, Rooney acknowledges what is sad about funny and intelligent about dumb.


Caitlin Rooney received her BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2014 and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016.