Fill In The Unknown With Fantasy
Katie Eraser (b. 1986, Eora Nation (Sydney) Australia, lives and works Kulin Nation (Melbourne) Australia) explores the relationship between, the social experience of desire and destruction, in relation to mental health and the queer identity. New imaginings are generated from both instinctual, and intuitive dialogues, transposed into the visual narrative. Investigations of painting and sculpture explore shame and the aesthetics of intimacy, through a queer female lens, using subjectivity as a means to examine pain and joy. Working predominantly in abstract figuration, her work seeks to create beauty through the narration of mental health, employing affection and compassion for the figures depicted works, to permeate the space where there was once only suffering. Eraser is currently studying her Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and holds a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice from MIECAT Institute and a Bachelor of Design from Billy Blue College of Design. Since 2017 she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. Eraser was awarded the Fortyfive Downstairs Emerging Artist Award in 2018. She is represented commercially by Studio Gallery, Melbourne.