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Propelled by a curiosity of the world we inhabit, my practice traverses both the materials which comprise our landscape and the materials that provoke the thinking and making responses of the artist. Through acts of attentiveness, my work considers the reflexive and attentive perspectives that emerge when elements of poetry and visual art are interwoven with place-based responses. 


I engage an intentional intermedia approach that enables an iterative mode of working at an intersection of various media. These include drawing, installation, fibre art, printmaking, creative writing, metal casting, and ceramics. Imbued with intimacy and texture, these materials, when gathered together, can be used as imposition or invitation, can fuel the ego-centric, or bring together a community of like-minds. Offered as an invitation, my practice holds space for dialogue; to share ideas, shift perceptions, and reconsider human relationships with one another and our other-than-human-kin.

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Katie Hart Potapoff (she/her) is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist and writer who resides in Scotland. She completed a practice research PhD titled, Materials of the Foreshore: Explicit Ambiguity as a Methodology for Place-Based Arts Research, in 2024  from DJCAD, University of Dundee.

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 has exhibited her artwork, presented her practice research at various symposia and through publications, participated in residencies and acted as a research fellow on various collaborative projects in Canada and UK, and her arts research has received funding from Canada Council for the Arts.

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