Katie Harris-MacLeod is a visual artist and photographer.
Katie’s work combines traditional and contemporary myth and methods of making, with a specialised use of manual photographic techniques, such as cyanotype.
Her work conveys collations of family narratives, repetition and a dialogue between multiple generations entwined with subtle nuances of folklore, femininity and isolation. This narrative is then recorded through a poetic exchange between the artist, landscape, performance and practice of the wild.
Katie is a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art & Design. She was awarded a mentorship and residency placement on the Muir is Tìr sailing residency funded by SAIL BRITAIN and AN LANNTAIR, as part of ‘YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018’. As well as exhibiting her degree show work at An Lanntair gallery for the Lùl: Art, Course, Learning, Guidance - Exhibition. She was a key speaker at Las! | Ignite! Festival.
(October - November) Las/Ignite Festival, Year of Young People 2018, An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.
(August - Ongoing) Muir is Tìr (Land and Sea), YOYP 2018 Sponsored Artist with Sail Britain & An Lanntair.
(July - August) Lùl: Art, Course, Learning, Guidance. An Lanntair, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.
(June) Oban Open Art Exhibition, Oban, Scotland.
(January – Ongoing) Screen Machine: Futureproof 2017, Various Locations, Scotland http://www.streetlevelphotoworks.org/event/screen-machine-futureproof-2017
(February) Futureproof: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland
(April) Sneaky Peaks: DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland
(May) DJCAD Degree Show: DJCAD, Dundee, Scotland (Work selected for the DJCAD permanent archive collection)
(July-August) Lota Sigma: Par Tout Artiste, Rennes, Bretange, France
(October) Othering: Coburg House Art Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland
(November 2017 – February 2018) Futureproof: Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, Scotland
(Sabbatical; travelling and WWOOFING in Australia and New Zealand) During this time, I worked alongside the established New Zealand Artist, Jen Gay. This residency & mentorship involved building Eco Houses, Farming/Animal Husbandry, Ceramics, Felting, Mosaic and learning how to cook in Organic and traditional methods.
Cubed: Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland http://generatorprojects.co.uk/cubed/
Members Show: Generator Projects, Dundee, Scotland
Bilan: EESAB, Quimper, Bretange, France
OHS Creatives Exhibition: Oban, Scotland
Young Brits at Art Competition (100 Finalists): London https://theartclassroom.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/top-100-young-brits-at-art-announced/
The Festival of The Sea: SAMS Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Scotland