Rooted in the material properties and processes of clay, Kathy Kranias hand builds her sculptures to explore movement, the body and gesture. Often drawing on her background in contemporary dance, she employs the expressive power of human gesture in allegorical works. Reinterpreting the vessel form in relation to the long history of clay vessels and statuary that reference the female body, Kranias retells narratives of women in Greek myth to centre the subject of female agency. The Canada Council for the Arts awarded Kranias an Arts Abroad Grant in 2020 and her sculptures were exhibited in A New Light: Canadian Women Artists at the Embassy of Canada Art Gallery, Washington D.C. In 2019, Global Affairs Canada purchased 5 of her new works for the international AWBZ Visual Arts Collection. Recently she was invited to include her career portfolio in the venerable Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art Canadian Art Database. Kranias’ solo exhibitions include Archetypes in Clay: Recent Work at the David Kaye Gallery and Becoming the Persephone at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. She earned her B.F.A. cum laude in Studio Art at Concordia University and M.A. cum laude in Art History at York University.