Katie Bethune-Leamen

Katie Bethune-Leamen works in sculpture, installation, and video, toward consideration of the nature of objects, our relationships with them, and our relationships with each other as mediated through objects. She is interested in the inchoate and the abstract — amorphous things subsisting in an in-between state — as location for engagement and possibility for meanings. Recent solo exhibitions include: YOU WIN!  (8-11, Toronto), Hologram Tupac. Other Things. ALL-ONE! (OpenStudio, Toronto), Shiny, Object, Person. (AGO, Toronto), the commissioned project Blobs for Lawren Harris’s Glaciers, Icebergs, and Unknown Things (AGO). Recent residencies include Fogo Island Arts (Fogo Island, NFLD), and SIM (Reykjavik, IS) with upcoming ones including the Canada Council for the Arts International Residency—Paris, and as artist-in-residence at NSCAD. She is a 2015 recipient of a Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fellowship Grant to research sculptural abstraction through travel in Japan, Germany, Italy & the USA. She received her BFA from Concordia University, and her MFA from the University of Guelph.

b. 1970’s, Canada. Lives and works in Toronto.

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Katie Bethune-Leamen, Really It’s A Lot Bigger, A Lot Heavier, And A Lot Darker #18, with Some Bars of Dr. Bronner’s (All-One!) and The Minister’s Black Veil: A Parable. A New Edition, With Illustrations, solid cast aluminum, plinth with book slot, polychromed wood, book work, various, 2012.

Katie Bethune-Leamen, Really It’s A Lot Bigger, A Lot Heavier, And A Lot Darker #18, with Some Bars of Dr. Bronner’s (All-One!) and The Minister’s Black Veil: A Parable. A New Edition, With Illustrations, solid cast aluminum, plinth with book slot, polychromed wood, book work, various, 2012.

Katie Bethune-Leamen, Really It’s A Lot Bigger, A Lot Heavier, And A Lot Darker #18, with Some Bars of Dr. Bronner’s (All-One!) and The Minister’s Black Veil: A Parable. A New Edition, With Illustrations, solid cast aluminum, plinth with book slot, polychromed wood, book work, various, 2012.

Katie Bethune-Leamen, A Third And Final Part: Peary & Ahnighito, HD video, 16’53”, Scored by Andy McCluskey (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), 2012.



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