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Katie Potapoff

Katie Potapoff
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Katie Hart Potapoff (She/Her) takes a non-hierarchical approach through an interdisciplinary practice, intuitively working across processes and mediums such as drawing, installation, creative writing, fibre art, printmaking, metal casting, and clay sculpting. At the centre of her practice research is an exploration of the space in-between, where she sees the creative process as an on-going and reciprocal dialogue; a liminal space of possibilities to exchange ideas, shift perceptions, an invitation to inhabit a space that remains undefined.

Katie is currently completing her practice-led PhD, with a working title of ‘Invitations to Inhabit the Unknown: An Exploration into the Liminal Nature of Intuitive Creative Practices’ at DJCAD, University of Dundee. She was recently awarded an Explore and Create grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to fund her residency on the Isle of Iona. She received her MFA with Merit from DJCAD, University of Dundee (2019), and her BFA from University of British Columbia Okanagan (2008). Katie 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).
Selected Exhibitions, Collaborative Projects, + Curatorial Projects

2020 Collaborative Project, Nexus Art Book, PhD Reading Group, Dundee
2020 Group Exhibition, River Deep, Mountain High, Lamb Gallery, Dundee
2019 Group Exhibition, Trace and Resonance: MFA Art and Humanities Graduation Exhibition, University of Dundee
2019 Group Exhibition, The Collage Garden Dundee, University of Dundee Botanic Garden
2019 Curatorial Project + Group Exhibition, Arts and Humanities in the Community: Past, Present and Future, University of Dundee
2016 Collaborative Project, The Elephants in the Room, The Gallery - University of Calgary
2012 Group Exhibition, Abstract Painting, Gallery 371, Calgary
2011 Curatorial Project, Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls, assistant-curated, The AGC, Calgary
2011 Collaborative Project, The Subliminal Rabbit Presents, Calgary
2011 Curatorial Project, The Pile Project, assistant-curated, The AGC, Calgary
2010 Curatorial Project, softcore HARD EDGE, assistant-curated, The AGC, Calgary
2008 Group Exhibition, Anchor Tenant, UBCO, Kelowna

Artist Talks + Presentations

2021 Invited Speaker and Roundtable Participant, forthcoming Ethics, Advocacy and Decolonizing Place-Based Research Symposia, organised by Duncan of Jordanstone and the College of Liberal Arts University of Minnesota
2020 Presentation, ‘Further Into The Living Mountain’, Not Knowing and Knowing Transdisciplinary PhD Symposium
2019 Open Studio + Presentation, Iona Hostel Art Residency, Isle of Iona
2019 Open Studio + Presentation, MFA, DJCAD, Dundee


2019-2023 PhD Practice-Led Research, working title ‘Invitations to Inhabit the Unknown: An Exploration into the Liminal Nature of Intuitive Creative Practices.’, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), University of Dundee
2018-2019 MFA with Merit, Art and Humanities, DJCAD, University of Dundee
2017-2018 Post Bachelors Diploma, Educational Research: Advancing Healthy & Socially Just Schools & Communities, University of Calgary (UoC)
2016-2017 Post Bachelors Certificate, Educational Research: Design Thinking for Innovation, UoC
2004-2008 BFA, Visual Arts, University of
The Stone Series: Day 1, 2, and 17
  • Katie Potapoff
  • The Stone Series: Day 1, 2, and 17
  • Watercolour
Eadar Dà Lionn | Sinking Into Thin Places
  • Katie Potapoff
  • Eadar Dà Lionn | Sinking Into Thin Places
  • Installation
Sublime Landscape
  • Katie Potapoff
  • Sublime Landscape
  • Lithograph
Meditations in Gold Series
  • Katie Potapoff
  • Meditations in Gold Series
  • Drawing