Katie Huckson is an interdisciplinary artist with an interest in sentimentality, melancholy, disturbance, disorder, loss, and fear. Often her work is motivated by a struggle to control, or a perpetual sense of longing for something lost and/or unattainable. She draws from deeply personal experiences, insecurities, and memories to make work that aims to reach others in its awkward honesty. Traditionally trained in painting and drawing, her work presently tends towards digital media, collage, and performance.
Huckson graduated with a BFA from Algoma University in 2013 and an MFA from the University of Windsor in 2017. She has exhibited across Canada and abroad and has participated in residencies in Colorado, Italy, Greece, and Vietnam. Her video, Normal Disorders, won Best Picture at the Lights, Camera, Take Action Film Festival at the University of Colorado in 2018. In 2019, she performed an artwork for Occupy The Kitchen Vol.2 in Varese, Italy, supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Huckson is an instructor in Visual art and Art History at Algoma University, and is working towards her PhD in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.