Katie Belcher is an artist, cultural worker, and curator from in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Of settler ancestry, Katie was born on unceded Algonquin territory outside of Ottawa, Ontario and for the last fourteen years has been rooted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
In her studio presently, Katie is making monumental with-drawings in an effort to score a remembered gesture. Her drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent projects include FEATHERS (Studio 21, Halifax, 2017), En faisant (HERMES, Halifax 2015), and In times furrows (Queen Street Studios, Belfast, 2013). In 2012 she was awarded Canada Council’s studio at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris, France). Katie holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Before arriving at Access Gallery in October 2017, Katie Belcher was the Artistic Director of Eyelevel, an artist-run centre in Halifax, Canada. Katie has challenged modes of presentation and has a particular interest in cultivating gathering spaces for discussion. Since 2013, working with an energetic and curious group of Board and committee members, she stewarded Eyelevel through a period of transition from gallery to spaceless programming. Until her move, she was one of four managing artists for HERMES cooperative, Co-President of Atlantis (the Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic), and sat on the Board of the Artist-Run Centres Collectives Conference (ARCA).