Associate Professor, Visual Art & Art History
Katherine Knight’s research and creative work explores the intersection of private and public experience through landscape-based approaches using the still and moving image, often incorporating text and archival material. The recipient of the Canada Council’s Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, she has exhibited her photo media works extensively across North America. Ongoing online projects include the oral history collection Memory Factory: Caribou Harbour and Cariboo Mottos, a cultural history documentary project focusing on a collection of Victorian-era needlepoints. Through her production company, Site Media Inc., Professor Knight has created documentary films on leading Canadian artists Annie Pootoogook, Colette Urban and Wanda Koop, and the celebrated Inuit art community of Cape Dorset. She is currently developing two new films: Spring & Arnaud based on the artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs, and a documentary on the architecture of Todd Saunders in Fogo Island, Newfoundland.