Katie Belcher is an artist, curator, and cultural worker based in Vancouver, Canada, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Of settler ancestry, Katie was born on unceded Algonquin territory outside of Ottawa, Ontario and for the last fourteen years was rooted in Nova Scotia, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. She is grateful for the opportunity to have lived and worked in these places.
In her studio presently, Belcher is making monumental drawings in an effort to score a remembered gesture. Her drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Katie has participated in residencies in both Canada and Europe, most notably Canada Council’s former studio at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris, 2012. Recent projects include Murmuration for starlings, Antigonight, 2017; FEATHERS, Studio 21, Halifax, 2017; En faisant, HERMES, Halifax, 2015; and In times furrows, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, 2013. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Organizationally, formerly as Eyelevel’s Artistic Director (2013-17) and her work with Flotilla (2017), and now as Director/Curator of Access Gallery, Katie aims to challenge modes of presentation, with a particular focus on cultivating gathering spaces for discussion