NAC Member of the Moment / Katie Mazi

Katie Mazi is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Niagara region. Her installation work immerses viewers into subversive domestic environments, while her photos illustrate vivid and deceptive scenes. She also uses painting and drawing to communicate fluid and immediate ideas. Mazi is most interested in using everyday objects to represent the absurdity of human behaviour, especially in relationship to non-human animals and the natural world.

To see more work visit: katiemazi.com

 

  1. When did you become a NAC member and why?

I became a NAC member around 2014 while attending Brock for Visual Art because I quickly began to realize that if I wanted to start exhibiting my work, organizing my own shows & being a part of a larger arts community that this was an absolute must. The NAC offered a great space to do all of these things with just a yearly membership ($45)!

  1. Are you an artist, an art appreciator or both?

Both!

  1. What’s the best thing about being an artist in Niagara?

The best thing about being an artist in Niagara is that it doesn’t take long to get an overall impression of the community and the opportunities that are offered here, but in the same respect there are always new exciting things & artists emerging.

  1. Name a Niagara artist whose work knocks your socks off.

There are just too many to name. But I guess if I had to choose in this moment, I would say Jenn Judson. Jenn is a great artist and has become one of my very good friends. We recently have started some collaborative projects and working with her is great!

  1. Tell us about a memorable NAC experience.

There have been lots of memorable NAC experiences. Shows run by the Brock Art Collective while I was in school, group exhibits, film screenings, music, dance parties! I would say the most recent stand-out events would be Small Feats 2017 and Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure record release party.

 

  1. What’s the number one reason to become a NAC member?

I think that becoming a NAC member is essential for all types of artists, art appreciators, or just anyone that generally likes cool and fun things. If you are attending Brock for Visual Arts, I am sure this will help you navigate as an emerging artist. It keeps you in the know for so many interesting happenings affiliated with NAC and other exciting things that go on in the Niagara community. Since becoming a NAC member I have planned/curated shows, my work has been included in numerous NAC shows, I have seen many fantastic shows, met lots of great artists and art appreciators and now I am renting the NAC studio space!

Become a NAC member and be part of the Niagara arts community in whatever way that suits you OR buy friends/family a membership if you’re already in. TODAY!