Toronto-based artist Kathy Kranias explores movement, the body, and emotion through sculpture. Grounded in a feminist interpretation of myth and archetype, her work is deeply rooted in the material properties and processes of clay.
Kranias’s sculptures are represented in the public Visual Art Collection-AWBZ of Global Affairs Canada and in many private collections across North America and France. Solo exhibitions of her work include Archetypes in Clay: recent work (2010) at 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 began her professional arts education in modern dance and then went on to earn her BFA cum laude in Studio Art from Concordia University. She later received a MA in Art History from York University, where she was awarded the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Kranias has presented at national art and craft conferences, including the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, (2017) and Universities Art Association of Canada (2015). In addition to serving as guest juror for professional ceramics organizations, Kranias has written for numerous publications, including the Journal of Canadian Art History, The Journal of Modern Craft, Studio magazine and contributed to A Thousand Colours- Sarah Hall Glass (2017).artist