In my ongoing project Citizens/Nationals, I enact photographic and performative actions at each bridge crossing the world’s longest demilitarized border — that between the United States and Canada. These bridges hold hope and failure together, spanning geologic boundaries while embodying geopolitical tensions. The work emphasizes the structural, material, and spatial context of these images, whether via purpose-built equipment allowing for precise multiple- exposures on film, or the physical, sculptural form the images ultimately assume.
Katie Waugh is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in photography, sculpture, and video. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA from Savannah College of Art and Design—Atlanta. Her work has been included in exhibitions throughout the US and internationally, including at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia; the Kauno Biennale, Lithuania; NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL; and ADDS DONNA, Chicago. She was a Photography Fellow at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. She serves as Department Head of the UAFS Art & Design Department.