Toronto-based artist Kathy Kranias works in sculptural ceramics, engaging the clay material to explore the body, movement and the social. Grounded in myth and archetype, her sculptures harness the affects of colour and bodily gesture. Kranias' work is available in Toronto, Canada at David Kaye Gallery.
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 her MA from York University, where she was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Her 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 Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art benefactors Gail & Ian Brooker.
Kranias has served on juries for Fusion: Ontario Clay and Glass Association and Toronto Potters, and has presented at national art and craft conferences, including the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, (2017) and Universities Art Association of Canada (2015). Since 2004, she has been adjunct studio faculty in the Craft and Design Program at Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada. Her writing on Canadian clay and glass is published in national and international journals including The Journal of Modern Craft. Kranias' latest article about her work, "Making, Material and Orientation: My Process in Clay," will be published in the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018-19 issue of Studio Magazine.