Kat Elliott (she/her) is a Mi’kmaq artist and recent BFA (Visual Arts) graduate from MUN’s Grenfell Campus. Kat has exhibited at the Rotary Arts Centre (RAC) in Corner Brook, Art Mûr in Montréal, and Gatehouse Gallery in Harlow, England. Her work is part of the Memorial University permanent collection at Harlow Campus in Sussex, UK and she is the 2020 recipient of The Reginald Shepherd and Helen Parsons Shepherd Award for the pursuit of personal passion in visual arts.
My interdisciplinary studio practice, and curations, create moments of quiet reflection with glimpses at the overlooked and auto-piloted moments of life. By exploring themes of interpersonal relationships, domestic life, and memory through the senses, I am opening windows to the past; providing a vantage point for contemporary consideration. Choosing to carry nearly forgotten stories inherently grounds my work with the people and places where they originate. With the current demand for distance it is increasingly difficult to be connected in traditional ways, so I insist on intimacy within my artwork. By sharing my deeply personal perceptions to the public I practice paying particular attention to my body as it moves through a world both familiar and foreign.