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Katy Slany

Katy Slany is an artist based in liminal spaces and a graduate from SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts on the Unceded and stolen land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Her practice is an examination of embodiment in a disembodied society.


Using textiles, performance, ritual and photography she explores the somatic experiences of existing at the borderlands of society, trauma and systemic oppression. Through the material and physical Katy’s practice seeks to answer the question of how the work of unlearning can help liberate our bodies and our lives.


Co-imagining is a collective experience and Katy’s work aims to gather the stories of our body joy so we can move towards liberation together.

Art is disruption, art is connection, art is liberation.