Katharine Platts is a multidisciplinary artist primarily working with photography, text, sculpture and moving image. Her practice is rooted in a fascination with the alchemical and transmutational abilities of matter and the intriguing forms it takes. This is grounded in site-specific research which she uses to construct narratives that consider interspecies relationships and their relation to the surrounding environment. She draws on scientific processes encountered within these sites, investigating how processes of change sit in parallel to posthuman feminist thought on fluidity, transition and bodies.
In 2020, Katharine participated in the residency Warping Symbols Finding Meanings. Her exhibitions include
Spike Island Open Studios, St Pauls Crypt, The Old England and online shows. Within university she was included on the Dean’s List annually and has been a recipient of the UWE Futures Award and the Impact and Innovation Grant + Mentorship. Alongside her studio practice she works as an art technician.