Katie Harris-MacLeod is a multidisciplinary Scottish Australian contemporary artist.
Katie’s work is deeply connected to nature, the psychogeography of place, Ecofeminist thought and the symbiotic exchanges experienced throughout the life cycle. Nuances of folklore, multiple generational narratives, femininity, loss and isolation are all present within her work. These narratives are 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, Dundee, Scotland. 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.
Since graduating, Katie has lived and worked across the Hebrides of Scotland and the rural Highlands of Argyll. She has undergone a wide variety of international study tours and residencies across Scotland, Ireland, France and most recently, the ecologically diverse landscape South East Queensland, Australia.
In November 2020, Katie underwent an Arts and Ecology residency at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, granted by the Sunshine Coast Council. During this residency, Katie was awarded a mentorship with Artist, Jude Anderson, as part of the ‘Seed-Pod’ program with Punctum Inc. During this residency, Katie delved deeply into a study of the interwoven connectivities between bodies of trees and human beings/ bodies, becoming an on-going project named, Sap Works.