Katy Mutton is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work frequently explores the impacts of war and the proliferation and application of military and surveillance technologies and their impact on popular culture. Her work exploits the manipulation of perception, propaganda and camouflage techniques and plays with colour shifts and abstracted topographies.
Katy’s work spans drawing, printmaking, painting, installation and public art. She has a BA Degree in Visual Art (ANU School of Art, 2010) and a BA in Environmental Design (University of Canberra, 2002). Katy is based in Canberra Australia.
In 2018 Katy was the recipient of The Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award through the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation and has been the recipient of 2 Canberra Critics Circle Awards (2017, 2014). In 2016 she was awarded the Print Council of Australia Commission – Artspace Sydney Residency Award for her screen print The Stack. Katy has created significant large-scale public artworks including a ‘dazzle camouflage’ inspired boat transformation In Plain Sight on Lake Burley Griffin for the festival Contour 556 (2016) and her largest work to date, a turf painting commission Pattern Logic spanning 10,000 sqm across Regatta Point for Floriade (2017).
Katy’s work is held in many public and private collections including The Australian War Memorial, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, City of Yarra VIC, Curtin University Collection WA, Mildura Regional Gallery, The Molonglo Group, The State Library of Victoria. For more information see CV.