Katie works predominantly in socially engaged performance and site-specific installation, often incorporating photography, video, and sculpted objects as defining artistic elements to explore themes that relate to the impacts of climate change and excessive waste production.
Katie’s work has been exhibited across the US and Canada, highlights include: The Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC), The Contemporary Museum (Baltimore, MD), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockland, ME), RedLine Contemporary (Denver, CO), Emerge Art Fair (Washington, DC), SummerWorks Festival – LiveArt Series (Toronto, CAN) as well as solo exhibitions at VisArts (Rockville, MD), Verso Gallery and Type Books Gallery (Toronto, CAN). Katie is a member of the Atlantika Artist Collective and Cultivate Projects and values cross-disciplinary collaboration, recently working with Dr. Jagadish Shukla, one of the nation’s leading climate scientists, to create Breaching Waterways with Provisions Library, VA for CALL/Walks, with City as Living Laboratory, NY.
Katie previously taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts and George Mason University, School of Art, and received a Teacher of Distinction recognition from GMU in 2021. Katie holds an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.
· MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
· Interactive Art and Entertainment, Canadian Film Center, Media Lab, Toronto, CAN
· BA, Honors, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, CAN
Research & Teaching Areas of Interests & Expertise
· Socially Engaged Art
· Interdisciplinary Sculpture
· Climate Change
· Sustainable Practices
· Reuse of Materials