Katie Lemieux was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She holds an Honors in Fine Arts in ceramics from Lakehead University in 2016 and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Peck School of the Arts in Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2019). In 2015 Katie was invited to participate in a six week residency at the renowned Jingdhezhen Facility in the province of Sanbao, China. Visiting the birthplace of the ancient ceramic art form was a humbling experience for Katie, where she discovered listening to the clay body is as important as commanding it. She has exhibited in group shows in Canada, the USA and Europe, with recent exhibitions in Croatia (Ladica Ex Tempore, 2015) and Busan, South Korea (Hello Artist 열린 예술 공간, 2021).
Since her Masters, Katie has moved back home to Thunder Bay and works as an artist, ceramic and sculpture technician. She also works as a Personal Support Worker with young adults. Her social work continues to drive her artistic narrative as she works in her at-home studio. Katie also sells small sculptures and vessels at Creation Body Piercing at 240 Red River Road in Thunder Bay’s downtown Waterfront District.
'Ending Up' - April 8/June19
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario