Katie Glaskin is a West Australian anthropologist, painter, and printmaker. As an undergraduate Katie studied art and anthropology, and as an anthropologist she has worked with Kimberley Aboriginal people on their native title claims. Her experiences working with Indigenous Australians have profoundly shaped how she thinks about history and place, and have influenced her use of landscape painting to explore and express emotional states.
In Scent of a Falling Dark, her 2018 solo exhibition at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, Katie drew on historical images of the thylacine to explore themes of loss, endangerment, and extinction. Katie’s paintings and prints have found their way into private collections in Australia, Canada, France, Finland, and New Zealand, and her prints have been collected by the Art Gallery of the University of Western Australia.