Visual Arts Visiting Speaker series presents

Katie Bethune-Leamen

Recorded OCTOBER 21, 2020

Katie Bethune-Leamen is a visual artist who works in sculpture and installation. Recent solo exhibitions include: La douche écossaise (Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto), Tom Selleck. Orchid mantis. Hats. (Gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover.) Also hats. (University of Waterloo Art Gallery), Shiny, Object, Person. (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA); group exhibitions at: Aldea (Bergen, NO), MOCA Tucson (USA), Thames-Side Gallery (London, UK); residencies with: Nordic Artists Centre (Dale, NO), Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts Paris Residency (Cité Internationale des Arts), and Fogo Island Arts. In 2020 she received an Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fellowship Grant to research histories of the 16th c. aesthetic of the ‘grotesque,’ and Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, the historical Parisian theatre of gore, horror, and schlock. Recent writing on her work has appeared in Artforum, C Magazine, Border Crossings, and Peripheral Review. She received her BFA from Concordia University and her MFA from the University of Guelph