Kathy Kranias is a Toronto-based ceramic artist. Her sculptures are represented internationally in the AWBZ Visual Art Collection (2019) of Global Affairs Canada, as well as in many private collections across North America and France. Solo exhibitions of her work include Archetypes in Clay: recent work (2010) at the David Kaye Gallery and Becoming The Persephone (2009) at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, a ceramic installation reviewed in Fusion Magazine by Canadian art critic Gil McElroy.
Kranias received her BFA cum laude from Concordia University and her BEd from University of Toronto. In 2015 she earned her MA cum laude from York University, where she was awarded the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Scholarship.
Kranias has written essays, articles, and reviews on craft and Canadian post-World War Two architectural art glass for numerous publications. These include The Journal of Modern Craft, Journal of Canadian Art History, Stained Glass Quarterly, Studio Magazine, and A Thousand Colours- Sarah Hall Glass (2017). Her archival research on Canadian architectural art glass is cited in Canada: Modern Architectures in History (2016). At national conferences Kranias has presented on Canadian public art and glass, including the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, (2017), Universities Art Association of Canada (2015) and The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (2015).