Jen Catron (b. 1984, Bluford, Illinois) and Paul Outlaw (b. 1980, Fairhope, Alabama)  are collaborative artists who create elaborately staged, large-scale sculptures, kinetic installations, participatory experiences and immersive environments that oscillate between the tragic and absurd. The two first met and joined forces while studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art located outside of Detroit, Michigan. After graduation, they relocated their art practice to Brooklyn, New York, where they continue to live and work. The duo often uses humor, camp, and spectacle as a subtle veil for subversion and shaded view of the American Dream. Through object-making, performance, painting, video, and animatronics, their layered conceptual works become a genuinely playful and entertaining platform for pointed cultural and political commentary. Catron and Outlaw have shown their work in institutions and galleries such as the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Cranbrook Art Museum, and Postmasters Gallery.

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