Swain McCaughrin is an American artist who works in both traditional art and avant-garde fashion. She specializes in paper folding, oils, and acrylics and also creates wearable sculptures and jewelry through her brand, MISASSEMBLED.
A primary source of inspiration for her work is the visual and energetic aspects of city environments. Observing the interplay of structure and chaos, Swain works in series to respond to the impact of new locations. Each series is a record of time that documents shifts in rhythm and responses to new stimuli. Her latest work explores tessellation through origami forms, which started during her time in Dallas, Texas.
Swain holds degrees in Studio Art and Art History from Oklahoma State University and has shown her work in Paris, New York, Milan, and Berlin. She is currently living and working in Jersey City, New Jersey.