Bio

In 2013, Katie Macyshyn received her BFA, with a focus in performance art, from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University. Macyshyn uses high camp to make the profane spiritual and vice versa. Her work has been included in various performance festivals, including ITINERANT, Staten Island, NY; PGH PAF , Pittsburgh, PA; Transmodern Festival, Baltimore, MD; and (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC. Her work has also been included in gallery exhibitions at VisArts, Rockville, MD; IA&A at Hillyer, Washington, DC; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Macyshyn currently lives and works in Baltimore. She is from Toms River, NJ.

Statement

Through workshops, creative group activities, and high camp multimedia rituals, Macyshyn’s work helps recover lost parts of the soul. Her pieces are speculative journeys that mix the sacred and profane. From a place of radical empathy, radical inclusiveness, and radical self love, the work helps overcome familial or societal guilt and shame in order to live a life of empowered self-expression and integration as simultaneously sexual, spiritual, and social beings.