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Katie Hart Potapoff is a multidisciplinary artist and writer born in Canada and while residing in Scotland, is researching her practice-led PhD, titled With an Attentiveness Towards intimacy and Texture: Exploring a Sense of Land and Place Through Creative Practices, at 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 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).
She was recently 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 Katie is currently the AHRI research fellow for the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures.