Katy Itter is a fiber artist /sculptor based in the Hudson Valley. Originally from Seattle, she moved to New York for grad school, and shortly after, started freelancing as an artist making Anthropologie displays at Rockefeller Center and other various locations in New York and Connecticut. Her work explores the art of repetition, obsession and the ways that social media makes us yearn for flawlessness. Images of femininity, celebrities, body positivity as well as cultural phenomena are frequently glitched to question the reality the images live in. Katy has shown work in group shows around Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, Rome, London, and New York City. She has also shown work at the Queens Museum and Dorsky Museum of Art.
Social media has had an enormous impact on our culture, changing the way we construct expectations. It has given us a perfection filtered window into the lives of everyone around us, and completely changed the rules of fame and fortune. In my work, I use video, fiber art, and casting to reflect on my relationship with society and mass media and how it affects my identity. Personal experiences help me create pieces that explore self love in a world that is constantly showering us with alienating social norms. Patterns, repetition and ritual frequently appear in my work, revealing a religious nature and expressing an obsession with an unattainable perfection.