Katrina Majkut (My’kut), a visual artist, curator, and writer, is dedicated to understanding how social traditions impact social and civil rights. She uniquely pushes the boundaries of observational painting by using embroidery as a painting medium to create form or challenge its inherent social bias and history.  Her heavy use of still lifes pioneer new intersectional, fourth-wave feminist strategies. Majkut exhibits nationally in both commercial and college galleries, where she lectures on gender issues, art activism, and textile arts. Majkut was listed as one of four international artists starting a new chapter in feminist art by Mic Media and repeatedly listed as a must-see artist by Hyperallergic magazine.

In 2023, she has a solo show at Amos Eno Gallery featuring all new work in Fair Play. In 2022, she had solo shows at the universities of Delta State (MS) and Coker (SC) and was a Wassaic Projects Family Fellow (NY), a Forge NYC fellow, and the Social Practice Resident at Emmanuel College (MA). Her selected exhibitions include the Spring Break Art Show, Bronx Museum Biennial, Every Women NFT Biennial, Dorksy Museum, Museum of Craft and Design (CA), Untitled Space Gallery (NY), Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock (NY), AIR Gallery, and the Abortion is Normal exhibit at Eva Presenhuber and Arsenal Gallery (NY). Residencies include MASS MoCA, Jentel, Feminist Incubator Residency at Project for Empty Space (NJ).

As a curator, Majkut addresses some of today’s most pressing social justice issues. In 2023, she will be curating a show about health issues at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. She recently co-curated the largest fine arts fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees on Artsy.com raising nearly $400k. Majkut has curated a booth at Spring Break Art Show NYC for the past two years. Additional past curated shows include Armed Disposal at Dinner Gallery that explored America’s gun consumerism and violence and Personal Prospecting at Trestle Gallery.

Majkut published her first non-fiction book in 2018, The Adventures and Discoveries of A Feminist Bride, which aims to make weddings more egalitarian. Her art catalogue is in the library at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C. Majkut earned her BA from Babson College and her MFA from SMFA at Tufts University. She lives and works in New York.

To contact the artist: majkutart(at)gmail.(dot)com. Social Media: @KatrinaMajkut


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