MFA VS Alumni, Katie Piatt to perform at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
February 13, 2019
Katie Piatt is a nonbinary artist living, playing dress-up, and telling jokes in Portland, Oregon. They explore the ideas of gender, body, fatpower/sizeism, and queer identity with their extensive background in soft sculpture, sewing, and knitting as well as in their participatory performance art and storytelling/comedy practice. Using devastatingly honest humor and the art of spoken word, improvisation, and the awkward sound/silence, Katie tells stories of surviving religion, abuse, misogyny, and growing up a fat queer "girl" in the conservative Ozark hills of southern Missouri. Katie is also an educator and teaches both children and adults alike how to smash patriarchy through the wonders of arts, crafts, and participatory performance art pieces.
Katie has an MFA in Visual Studies and has performed at the Banff Centre, Portland's Artist Repertory Theatre as part of the 2015 Risk/Reward Festival, PNCA, PSU, the street, the Siren Theater with her queer comedy troupe That's What She Said, the 2017 NW New Works Festival in Seattle, WA, for her 4th and 5th graders at Abernethy Elementary, and most recently at the Deep End Theater for a 3-day run of their interactive one-person show Male Fragility: A Night of Rant & Reason.
Bisexual/Omnisexual, nonbinary, They/Them.
Causing art-mischief in Portland, Oregon by way of Springfield, Missouri.
Be sure to see MA Critical Studies Student, Jason Le, moderate Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson's discussion of their performance, Make Banana Cry!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is happy to present a panel discussion with scholars Christopher Ian Foster + Carmen P. Thompson!
Launch your future in art and design! Visit with counselors, admissions team members, and faculty from art and design schools for a portfolio review before applying to colleges or universities.
Join PNCA's MFA Applied Craft + Design Chair Sara Huston, faculty member and mentor Abbie Miller and artist and craftswoman Annica Cuppetelli in conversation as they delve into their individual use of both hand work and machine techniques, and share their research on the various layers of production and information that are intertwined with objects, processes, and materials, as well as their need to evolve, adapt, and establish craft in relationship to making and industry. The event will be at GMA Architects, where Miller’s ongoing exhibition serves as a backdrop for the talk.
October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
GMA Architects Office building, 240 N Broadway, Unit 203 Portland, OR 97227
This event is part of Portland Textile Month https://www.textilex.org/event/the-evolving-hand/