Katie Bethune-Leamen

Katie Bethune-Leamen works in sculpture, installation, and video, toward consideration of the nature of objects, our relationships with them, and our relationships with each other as mediated through objects. She is interested in the inchoate and the abstract—amorphous things subsisting in an in-between state—as location for engagement and possibility for meanings.


Recent solo exhibitions include: YOU WIN! (february) (8-11, Toronto), Hologram Tupac. Other Things. ALL-ONE! (OpenStudio, Toronto), Shiny, Object, Person. (AGO, Toronto), the commissioned projectBlobs for Lawren Harris’s Glaciers, Icebergs, and Unknown Things (AGO) and participation in the group exhibitions Northern Exposure (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia), and More Than Two (Let It Make Itself) (The Power Plant, Toronto). Recent residencies include Fogo Island Arts (Fogo Island, NFLD), and SIM (Reykjavik, IS) with upcoming ones including the Canada Council for the Arts International Residency—Paris, and as artist-in-residence at NSCAD. She is a 2015 recipient of a Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fellowship Grant to research sculptural abstraction through travel in Japan, Germany, Italy & the USA. She received her BFA from Concordia University, and her MFA from the University of Guelph.

Recent exhibitions


Title TBD, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON


Title TBD, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB

Hologram Tupac, Other Things: ALL-ONE!, Open Studio, Toronto, ON


Shiny, Object, Person., Art Gallery of Ontario Young Gallery, Toronto


Older, Sadder, And All In White This Time, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON