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Dr Katie Hart Potapoff | PDRA for PLaCE International


Dr Katie Hart Potapoff (she/her), a fourth-generation Canadian-born settler, is an artist-researcher based in Scotland. Propelled by a curiosity of the world we inhabit, her practice traverses both the materials which comprise our landscape and the materials that provoke the thinking and making responses of the artist. Katie’s research considers the reflexive and attentive perspectives that emerge when elements of poetry, visual art, and theoretical writing are interwoven with place-based responses. 

Katie's practice-as-research PhD, titled Materials of the Foreshore: Explicit Ambiguity as a Methodology for Place-Based Arts Research, was completed in 2024 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Scotland. She received her MFA with Merit from DJCAD, University of Dundee (2019), and her BFA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (2008). Katie has also completed post-graduate studies in Educational Research at the University of Calgary on Advancing Socially Just Schools & Communities (2018) and Design Thinking (2017).

Katie has exhibited artwork and presented research through various symposia, publications, residencies, and collaborative projects in Canada and the UK. Her research projects have been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Society Fife.

'Further Into The Living Mountain' art book, 2020, typewritten vellum pages.


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