Katy Mutton is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose practice is informed by an ongoing concern with warfare and how it relates to cultural identity through history.
Research is a critical part of her process, intrinsically linked to the outcomes. She is particularly interested in the generational impact of conflict on the psyche of individuals and communities, as well as being intrigued by our relationship with the tools of war as romanticised objects.
Since graduating in 2010 with a BA in Visual Art (ANU School of Art) she has exhibited regularly in the ACT and interstate, including six solo exhibitions. Katy also has a BA in Environmental Design (UC, 2002) with her professional background as a designer significantly influencing her art.
In 2014 she received a Canberra Critics Circle Award for her solo exhibition ‘Rise of the Machines’. She has also been the recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant, CCAS Studio residency award and the CAPO Mcgrath Emerging Artist Award (2013).
Her artwork is held in the collection of The Australian War Memorial with a selection currently on display in Conflicts 1945 to today Galleries. Her work is also held by The Molonglo Group, Megalo and in many private collections