Katie Belcher is an artist, curator, and cultural worker based in Vancouver, Canada, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Of settler ancestry, Katie was born on unceded Algonquin territory outside of Ottawa, Ontario and was rooted for fourteen years in Nova Scotia, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. She is grateful for the opportunity to have lived and worked in these places.
In her studio presently, Katie is making monumental with-drawings in an effort to score a remembered gesture. Her drawings have been exhibited in Canada and Northern Ireland, and she has participated in residencies in both Canada and Europe, most notably Canada Council’s former studio at the Cité internationale des arts (Paris, 2012). She 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 itinerant programming. She was one of four managing artists for HERMES cooperative, Co-President of Atlantis, and sat on the Board of ARCA. Katie is currently Vice President of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres.