Katie Bruce

Katie Bruce was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. She attended University of Lethbridge, earning a B.F.A. in Fine Arts, where she was awarded the Faculty of Fine Arts award in her graduating year of 2011. Bruce went on to do an M.F.A. of Visual Arts at York University, graduating in 2015.  She currently lives and works in Alberta. 

In her practice, Bruce is interested in exploring the human mark and liberating it from its creator. She uses printmaking and embroidery while casting surfaces, giving such human mark agency and preserving its history. Bruce looks to the role of the maker, exploring both his role in creation, and his nature as creation himself. Surface and surface-mark come through in Bruce’s practice. 

Her current body of research is engaged with the intersections of touch, empathy, and the
affected/affective body, based material in a print-media dialogue. Practicing and knowledgeable
in intaglio, silk screen, relief, polymer plate making and printing. Self taught embroidery practice,
and working knowledge of lost-wax bronze processes.

 

Selected Exhibitions: 

2018 surface to surface Two person show with Christie Kirchner, at Alberta
         Printmakers, Calgary AB
2017 Roloff Beny Retrospective Exhibition, Penny Gallery, University of Lethbridge,
         Lethbridge AB
2017 Patterns, group show, Walnut Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON.
         Curated by Raquel Vilhena
2017 Plus Art Fair, The Cotton Factory, Hamilton ON. Show Directed by Rafi
         Ghanaghounian
2017 Contact Festival: Space Within Walnut Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON
2017 In Time Art Lab and Gallery A, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa ON
         Curated by Anastasia Hare
2016 Art Springs Eternal Arta Gallery, Toronto ON Curated by Jennifer Blakney
2016 RESONANCE Annual Juried Exhibition Latcham Gallery, Stouffville ON
2015 Escape Plans YTB Gallery, Toronto ON Curated by Marjan Versteppan
2015 Fresh Paint / New Construction Art Mur, Montreal QB Curated by Mike Patten 

2015 felt knowledge, solo show, Special Projects Gallery, Toronto ON

2015 This is Water: Emerging Practices in Contemporary Art Southern Alberta Art
         Gallery, Lethbridge AB Curated by Christina Cuthbertson, Assistant Curator
2015 Look At Us The Same 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and
         Education, Toronto ON Curated by Ryanne Hollies
2015 Intersections | Cross Sections presents: Threshold Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON
2015 encounters Artscape Young Place, Toronto ON Curated by Vanessa Fleet and
         Megan Toye
2014 as (it) is York University, MFA and PhD Exhibition, Toronto ON
2014 – 2016 art@suite500 Miles S. Nadal Business Centre, Toronto ON

2013 on the principles of nostalgia, solo show, Trianon, Lethbridge AB
2013 Proem York University, MFA and PhD Exhibition, Toronto ON

2011 Transplant: 204B, solo show, Parlour, Lethbridge AB

2011 median: an exploration of twenty two days in nine hundred four photographs, solo show,  University of                   Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB
2011 Out of the Ordinary: Annual Curated Student Exhibition University of Lethbridge
         Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB. Curated by Emily Foley

Untitled (338M), 2014
Within Reach; Out of Touch, detail
Median-Trains, 2011
Median - Pisa, 2011
Twenty Four Studio Spaces, 2010
Twenty Four Studio Spaces, 2010
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