Toronto-based artist Kathy Kranias explores movement, the body, and emotion through sculpture. Grounded in a feminist interpretation of ancient Greek myths, her works express feelings associated with colour and bodily gesture.
Kranias’s sculptures are represented internationally in the AWBZ Visual Art Collection 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 at the David Kaye Gallery and Becoming The Persephone at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, a ceramic installation reviewed in Fusion Magazine by Canadian art critic Gil McElroy.
Kranias earned her BFA cum laude in Studio Art from Concordia University and her MA cum laude 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).