New and Selected Works by Katie Green
Spirituality, nature, balance, and the human/animal connection are central elements in Katie Green's work. She is deeply interested in the primal nature of human beings and in the fear that comes when questioning the evolution or de-evolution of our own species. Katie's work is chiefly concerned with growth, death, adaptation, cooperation, and our physical and emotional connection with nature. Primarily using animal and plant imagery to depict her concepts, Katie hopes her work can be a catalyst towards building a stronger connection with our rootedness in nature, and in turn, our sense of self. Rich in complexity and detail, Katie's work questions humanity's push towards superiority and progression and the exploitation of nature that often follows.
Katie Green was recently selected with five other artists from across Canada to explore the Peel Watershed Region in the Yukon. The Peel is an area of 68,000 square kilometers of untouched and unaltered wilderness, and is currently in a state of pending development. In September, Katie embarked on one of the most challenging experiences she has ever endured: paddling the Peel River for twenty-one days. No roads, no people, and no infrastructure, just the open wilderness and a raw interaction as she responded to this experience through her creative expression. Learn more about the project at thepeel.ca.
The work that Katie has created since returning from this journey will be displayed in a solo exhibition at ArtPoint Gallery & Studios Society in Calgary, Alberta. An opening reception will be held on January 9th, 2015, from 5pm - 9pm.
Holding a BFA with Distinction from University of Calgary, Katie Green is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited in public venues including Contemporary Calgary (formerly Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Nickle Galleries. Her work can also be seen internationally in Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka, where she worked on numerous mural projects, both independently and in collaboration with artist collectives and non-profit organizations.