Katherine Coe

Photos 1, 6 & 9 Jon Vincent/VANDOCUMENT, 2 & 4 SD Holman, 3, 5, 7 & 8 Paul Wong

Dear Emily

Mixed media installation with sound

“Dear Emily” is a physical deconstruction of the 19th century novel “Wuthering Heights” written by Emily Bronte. Reconstructed in a small secret space, it is an homage to transcendent imagination and an individual expression of the transportation of one’s mind and spirit, albeit temporarily, to another time and place.

Curator: Paul Wong


Katherine is a graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art and Design (BFA) where she majored in printmaking and 2D studies. After graduating she continued her studies at the University of British Columbia and was apprentice to master printer Thom Pruitt of Graphic Studio, Florida and Tamarind Institute. Classically trained from an early age in the piano, Katherine is currently exploring a better understanding of the cello under the tutelage of Vancouver cellist and composer Elizabeth Knudson. She is one of the founding members of the artist collaborative project Beautiful Frontier and has recently begun exploring the evocative possibilities of the installation medium and has been utilizing her music background to create equally educing soundscape accompaniments. Being primarily of Russian and Metis Nation descent, elements of history, identity and place figure prominently in her work. Katherine lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.