Katie Kotler

katie.kotler@gmail.com | www.katiekotler.com |

(416) 834-0235 b. Montreal, QC Lives and works in Toronto

Katie Kotler is an artist, curator and musician. Primarily working in animation and installation, her work integrates neon colours and geometric shapes.


OCAD University, Master of Fine Arts, 2016

Concordia University, Bachelor of Arts, 2008

Selected Artist & Curatorial Exhibitions

2019 Permanent Fixtures, NES Gallery, Skagästrond, Iceland

          Artist Partner, Emerging Digital Artist Award, Toronto

2018 Refuge/Escape, Roundtable Residency, Toronto

2017 Installation as a Subversive Art, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

          Sunnyside Up Youth Council Party, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

          Diamonds + Thunderbolts, Toronto Animation Image Society, Toronto

          Xpace Cultural Centre Fundraiser, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

2016 3D IRL, Long Winter, Toronto

          Escape to Camp CMYK, OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto

          Prescience, Luminato Festival, Toronto

          GradEx, OCAD, Toronto

          Xpace Cultural Centre Fundraiser, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

          Digital Futures Graduation Show, OCAD, Toronto

2015 Milky Way Launch Party & Zine, Milk Glass Gallery, Toronto

          Despondence, Xpace Cultural Centre External Space, Toronto

          Xpace Cultural Centre Fundraiser, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

          Spatial Reasoning, OCAD Experimental Media Space, Toronto

2014 Animation Tests: Experiments & Installation, OCAD Experimental Media Space, Toronto

          Toronto Digital Projects, Angell Gallery, Toronto



2019 Murmurs Sound Residency Fundraiser, Kule, Berlin

          Betonest Residency, Berlin

2017 What is Left? What is Right? Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario

2016 Pleasure Dome’s New Toronto Works Tour, Big Mama’s Cinematheque, Philadelphia

                                                                                Mono No Aware, Brooklyn

        Balagan Films, Boston

2015 Autumn Open Screening, Trinity Square Video, Toronto

          Pleasure Dome’s New Toronto Works, Geary Lane, Toronto

          DPXA Year-End Screening, Handlebar, Toronto

2014 Augmented Cinema Film Festival, The Royal Cinema, Toronto

2013 Meat Lovers, Arboretum Music Festival, Ottawa


Film Work

2019 Film score and set design, Beautiful Friend, The End, directed by Andrea Marcinelo,   


2017 Film score, Charlie, directed by Lesley Johnson, Toronto


2019- Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2018- BFI Flare, London, United Kingdom

                          Share Her Journey Shorts Programme - TIFF Short Cuts Series, Toronto

                         Durban Queer Film Festival, Durban, South Africa

2017- Inside Out, Toronto, Canada

          Film score, OCAD Digital Futures Graduate Showreel, directed by Umar Amanullah,   


2016 Set design, Have You Seen Your Eyes Lately?, music video for Bile Sister, directed by Laura    

          Dobson, Toronto

          Film score, OCAD Digital Futures Graduate Showreel, directed by Umar Amanullah,  


2014 Film score, Archive Burning, directed by Katie Meyer, Toronto

          Film score, John Chervinsky and Ron Loranger Opening at Galerie Youn, directed by Vinh  

          Truong, Montreal

2011 Film score, Artsync’s The Graffiti Question Documentary, directed by Heather White,  


2010 Film score, Modasuite advertisement, Montreal

International Art Fairs

2018 Editions Art Book Fair, Toronto

2017 Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair, New York

Grants & Residencies

2019  Artist-in-Residence, NES Residency, Iceland

          Artist-in-Residence, Betonest Residency, Germany

          Recipient, Toronto Arts Council Media Production Grant

2018 Artist-in-Residence, Roundtable Residency, Toronto

2017 A/V Artist-in Residence, The Drake Hotel, Toronto

2016 Digital Artist-in Residence, Studio Beat, Toronto/New York



Emerging Digital Artists Award: “Katie Kotler: Featured Artist”, 2019. https://edaa.eqbank.ca/featured-artist/


CBC: “Luminato Festival Adds Energy to Old Hearn Generating Station”, 2016. http:// www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/luminato-photos-1.3630678


“Despondence”, Xpace Cultural Centre Exhibition Essay & Annual Exhibition Catalog, vol. 6, 2015, pp.Arp2


“CD1-Track 5- Avi”, Grimes Reference Blog, 2014. http://grimesreference.e-monsite. com/pages/al-bums/page-4.html


“Top 100 Songs of 2013: 100-76” (Number 84), Silent Shout Music Blog, 2013. http://silentshout.ca/2013/12/17/top-100-songs-of-2013-100-75/

Digits: “Top 30 Albums of 2013: 30-16”, (Number 19), Silent Shout Music Blog, 2013. http://si-


Farragoes: “MP3: Chanteclair- I Know Synthsation”, Silent Shout Music Blog, 2013. http://silent-shout. ca/2013/05/14/mp3-chanteclair-i-know-synthsation/

“Featured Artist: Katie Kotler”, Bluestockings Magazine, 2013. http:// bluestocking- smag.



Administration & Board Experience

2014-2018  Programming Coordinator & Assistant, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto

2015-2017 Board Member, Toronto Animated Image Society