b. 1987 Seattle, Washington
Katy Itter is a contemporary artist currently based in New York. Most of her work is created digitally before translating compositions into various forms of fiber art. She also has made artwork for Anthropologie, Disney, and other various television, film and theatrical productions.
In 2015, she obtained her MFA in sculpture from SUNY New Paltz where she is currently an adjunct professor.
Her recent accomplishments include exhibiting work at La Luz de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles) and being featured in Create Magazine’s 2020 Women’s edition. Her artwork has also been featured in multiple group shows at The Untitled Space in Tribeca, New York.
I’m interested in the relationship between females and their bodies, as well as, what makes up the social expectations that govern them. As a plus size female, I’ve spent my whole life learning how to love my self and be comfortable in the space I take up. My work portrays this struggle for acceptance and the obsession that overtakes us when we long for a perfect image of ourselves. I mix fiber art and digital applications to compose bright, loud images of confidence. Cracks and glitches mirror the unsustainable nature of beauty standards and the hidden enhancements we accept as reality. Each piece is hand stitched with patience, creating reflections of obsession and perfection.