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Katie Hart Potapoff is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist and writer who resides in Scotland. She is currently researching her practice-led PhD, titled Materials of the Foreshore: Explicit Ambiguity as a Methodology for Place-Based Arts Research, DJCAD, University of Dundee.
Interwoven materials, both the materials which comprise our landscape and the materials that provoke the thinking and making responses of the artist, are imbued with intimacy and texture. They can be used as imposition or invitation, can fuel the ego-centric, or bring together a community of like-minds. Through acts of intuitive creative practice, Katie explores methods of gathering from the marginalia and endeavours to reconsider their distinct qualities into ever-shifting constellations of meaning. At the centre of her practice is a desire to make art which invites humans to reconsider the relationships with their more-than-human kin.
Katie received her MFA with Merit from DJCAD, University of Dundee (2019), and her BFA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (2008). She has also completed post-graduate studies in Educational Research at the University of Calgary on Advancing Socially Just Schools and Communities (2018) and Design Thinking (2017).
Katie was awarded an Explore and Create grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to fund her place-based residency on the Isle of Iona and she is currently the AHRI research fellow for the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures.