Katy Rodden Walker process
MFA 2022 Artists MFA 2022 Artists: Katy Rodden Walker '22
Katy Rodden Walker '22

UMass Dartmouth 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition


In April 2022, Rodden Walker's Enmeshed won the Surface Design Association's (SDA’s) Outstanding Student Award.

About Katy Rodden Walker

Katy Rodden Walker is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring complex relationships and interconnectedness between humans and non-humans, challenging perceptions of boundaries between humans and the environment at a micro and macro scale. She uses various materials to blur boundaries and create connections within space, and to illuminate what is largely unseen. Katy earned her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies with minor in Japanese, from Bates College. She studied Japanese language and cultural studies through the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, where she also studied ceramics after class. Currently, she is an MFA Candidate in Ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


My work oscillates between macro and micro scales. I use diverse materials in making both object-oriented reflected forms, and experiential physical installation spaces. I use the familiar platform of the lens to both influence and attract the viewer and to manipulate and challenge their attention. I apply the lens, lighting, projection, and various integrated technologies and materials as a departure point to frame and reflect upon the interdependencies between humans, technology, and the natural world, illuminating the depth and complexity of our systems and connections, from the cellular level to the collective whole.