Katrina Jane Perry (b. 1983, Texas; lives in Reykjavík, Iceland) is a visual artist interested in geophysical and linguistic topographies in relationship to paradoxical systems governing environmental and social constructs. Dualities observed in nature and the human condition situate her work in themes of accessibility, vulnerability, isolation and communication.
In 2016 Perry circumnavigated Iceland on a solo, self-supported cycling journey. The traverse of over 1200 kilometers in 33-days began as a psychophysical exploration into the relationship between spirituality and endurance. A visual-verbal documentation critical of the ecological impacts of tourism, specifically man-made constructs as a commodification and objectification of Nature, ensued. She continues this investigation today in the Masters Program in Fine Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.
Perry is the founder and creative director of AUGUST ETTA, a textile-based design collaboration with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico honouring traditions in handwoven artistry. This project supports women entrepreneurs of Fundación En Vía – a non-profit working to empower women thorough microfinance and educational programming in the Oaxaca Valley.