Bio

In 2013, Katie Macyshyn received her BFA, with a focus in performance art, from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Macyshyn uses high camp to make the profane spiritual and vice versa. She has been included in various performance festivals including PGH PAF , Pittsburgh, PA, Transmodern Festival, Baltimore, MD, (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC, and has been included in gallery exhibitions at VisArts, Rockville, MD, Hillyer Arts Space, Washington, DC, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art , Washington, DC to name a few. Macyshyn currently lives and works in the DMV area. She is from Toms River, NJ.

Statement

Katie Macyshyn’s high camp performances calibrate the forces of spirituality and profanity. Using a multidisciplinary approach, she serves theater, costume, video, sound, and installation to explore pop and presence. Macyshyn’s characters subvert contemporary technology to beam womanist messages from the future straight to the living rooms of mainstream America. Often interactive, her works open viewers to experiencing their bodies and energies in a way that disconnects them from their mind and plugs them into the spirit of Earth.