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. Before making art of her own, she worked as an assistant for fiber artists, Jean Hicks and Amanda Browder. She also has worked as a freelance display artist for Anthropologie at their Rockefeller NYC and Westport Connecticut locations.
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 use embroidery to reflect on contemporary feminism and society’s relationship with the internet. Patterns, repetition, and ritual frequently appear in my work, revealing a religious nature and expressing an obsession with an unattainable perfection. Playing with notions of perfection and expectation is something that I have always been interested in and seems increasingly relevant in the social discourse. Making art becomes an exploration of self-love in a world that is constantly showering us with alienating social norms. I aim to question these social norms and why we are so quick to accept them.