Toronto-based artist Kathy Kranias works in sculptural ceramics, engaging the clay material to explore the body, movement, and the social. Grounded in myth, archetype, and a feminist perspective, Kranias’s sculptures harness the emotions of colour and bodily gesture. A selection of Kranias' work is available for sale at Artlife Galleries, USA and David Kaye Gallery, Canada.
Beginning her professional arts education in modern dance, Kranias expanded her studies to include the visual arts and earned her BFA cum laude in Studio Art from Concordia University. She later earned her BEd from University of Toronto, and received her MA from York University, where she was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Masters Scholarship.
Kranias’s sculptures have been presented regionally and internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions, with solo exhibitions in Canada at David Kaye Gallery and Art Gallery of Peterborough. Her work is held in many private collections across North America and Europe, including A.I.R. Vallauris international collection and Gail & Ian Brooker, benefactors of The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.
Kranias has presented at national art and craft conferences, including the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, (2017) and Universities Art Association of Canada (2015). She has served as juror for the 20th Toronto Potters Biennial Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum Shop and Fusion: Ontario Clay and Glass Association Awards and Scholarships. In addition to guest lectures at NSCAD University, OCAD University, and York University, Kranias has taught in the position of adjunct studio faculty in the Craft and Design Program at Sheridan College since 2004. Her contributions to national and international art and craft journals include the recent article "Making, Material and Orientation: My Process in Clay," published in the Fall/Winter 2018-19 issue of Studio Magazine.