Katrina Majkut (My’kut; She/They), a Ukrainian American visual artist, curator, and writer, is dedicated to understanding how social traditions impact social and civil rights. She uniquely pushes the boundaries of observational painting by using embroidery and craft materials as a painting medium and challenges its inherent social bias and history. Her heavy use of still lifes pioneer new intersectional, fourth-wave feminist strategies, which she calls Boomerang Intersectionalism. One of her most notable series is In Control, which features nearly all modern medical products and procedures related to family planning, reproductive health, and bodily autonomy, has been exhibited in solo and group shows over 40times across the U.S. Majkut exhibits nationally in both commercial and college galleries, where she lectures on reproductive rights, gender, art activism, and textile arts. Majkut was listed as one of four international artists starting a new chapter in feminist art by Mic Media and repeatedly listed as a must-see artist by Hyperallergic magazine.
In 2023, Majkut was part of national news when her artwork, Medical Abortion Pills, along with two other artists’ art, were censored by Lewis-Clark State College administrators in the show she curated called Unconditional Care. Working with the ACLU and National Coalition Against Censorship, Majkut and the artists spoke out against censorship, first amendment violations, and anti-abortion laws.
In 2024, she will have a solo show at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago and be in a group show titled Get in the Game at SF MoMA. Past recent exhibitions include solo shows at Amos Eno Gallery, Delta State University (MS)and Coker University (SC). Fellowships include the Wassaic Projects Family fellowship, a Forge NYC fellowship, and Bronx Museum AIM fellowship (NY). Selected group exhibitions include the Spring Break Art Show, Bronx Museum Biennial, Every Women NFTBiennial, Dorksy Museum, Museum of Craft and Design (CA), Untitled SpaceGallery (NY), AIR Gallery, and the Abortion is Normal exhibit at Eva Presenhuber and Arsenal Gallery (NY). Residencies include ElizabethMurray/Collar Works, MASS MoCA, Jentel, Feminist Incubator Residency at Project for Empty Space (NJ), and the Social Practice Resident at Emmanuel College (MA). Majkut also co-curated the largest fine arts fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees on Artsy.com raising nearly $400k. Her artwork has recently been seen in The New York Times, Elle Magazine, and The Guardian.
Majkut published her first non-fiction book in 2018, The Adventures and Discoveries of A Feminist Bride, which aims to make weddings more egalitarian. Her art is the collections of 21C Museum and Dana Farber, her catalogue is in the library at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C. Majkut earned her BA from Babson College and her MFA from SMFA at Tufts University. She lives and works in New York.