Katie Belcher is an artist, curator, and cultural worker based in Vancouver, Canada, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Of settler ancestry, Katie was born on unceded Algonquin territory outside of Ottawa, Ontario and was rooted for fourteen years 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 art practice, Katie makes monumental with-drawings in an effort to score a remembered gesture. Her drawings have been exhibited at artist-run centres in Canada and Northern Ireland, and she has participated in residencies in both Canada and Europe, most notably Canada Council’s former studio at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris, 2012). She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Organizationally, as Director/Curator of Access Gallery, formerly as Eyelevel’s Artistic Director (2013-17) and through her work with Flotilla (2017), Katie aims to challenge modes of presentation, with a particular focus on cultivating gathering spaces for discussion.
Katie is represented in Nova Scotia by Studio 21.