Katy Rodden Walker is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring complex relationships and interconnectedness between humans and nonhumans, challenging perceptions of boundaries between humans and the environment at a micro and macro scale. She uses various materials to blur boundaries and create connections within space, and illuminate what is largely unseen. Katy earned her BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese, from Bates College. She studied Japanese language and cultural studies through the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan, where she also studied ceramics after classes. She has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Images courtesy of Jeffrey Smudde

Image courtesy of Jeffrey Smudde


My work oscillates between macro-and micro-scales. I use diverse materials in making object-oriented reflective forms, and immersive installation environments. I use the familiar platform of the lens to both influence and attract the viewer, and to manipulate and challenge their attention. I utilize the optics of lighting, projection, and various integrated technologies to reflect upon the interdependencies between humans, technology, and the environment. Those relations illuminate the depth and complexity of interconnected systems, and how our actions and behaviors contribute to systemic growth and decay in an augmented and adaptive environment, from the cellular level to the collective whole.