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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
2022 Group Exhibition, ORGANISMEN: Science and Life in Art Exhibition, Friedrich Nietzsche Society
2022 Screening + Group Exhibition, DRIFT Moving Image, SSA at Summerhall, Edinburgh
2022 Group Exhibition, Tales of the Unexpected, Lamb Gallery
2021 Group Exhibition, Relate North 2021: Everyday Extremes, ASAD, online
2020 Collaborative Project, Nexus Art Book, Dundee
2020 Group Exhibition, River Deep, Mountain High, Lamb Gallery
2019 Group Exhibition, Trace and Resonance: MFA Graduation Exhibition, UoD
2019 Group Exhibition, The Collage Garden Dundee, Dundee Botanic Garden
2019 Curatorial Project + Group Exhibition, Arts and Humanities in the Community: Past, Present and Future,
2016 Collaborative Project, The Elephants in the Room, The Gallery - UoC
2011 Curatorial Project, Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls, assistant-curated, The AGC, Calgary
2011 Collaborative Project, The Subliminal Rabbit Presents, Calgary
2008 Group Exhibition, Anchor Tenant, UBCO, Kelowna

Artist Talks + Presentations
2022 Presentation, ‘integuments re-enchanted’, Multispecies Architectures PG Symposium, UoD
2021 Presentation, ‘materials of the foreshore’ at 100ºC Hauntology, Turmoil, Change PG Symposium, UoD
2021 Presentation, ‘wherever my feet take me’, The Rural Reimagined, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland
2021 Invited Speaker, Scotland’s Land Futures: Panel Discussion, Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures
2021 Invited Roundtable Participant, Ethics, Advocacy and Decolonizing Place-Based Research Symposia, DJCAD and University of Minnesota
2019 Open Studio + Presentation, Iona Hostel Art Residency

2019-2023 PhD Practice-Led Creative Research, ‘With an Attentiveness Towards Intimacy and Texture: Exploring a Sense of Land and Place Through Creative Practices.’, DJCAD, UoD
2018-2019 MFA with Merit, Art and Humanities, DJCAD, UoD
2017-2018 Post Bachelors Diploma, Advancing Healthy & Socially Just Schools & Communities, UoC
2016-2017 Post Bachelors Certificate, Design Thinking for Innovation, UoC
2004-2008 BFA, Visual Arts, UBC Okanagan
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