KIT KING

Kit King (born Ottawa, Ontario, 1987) is an emerging contemporary artist who’s work disarticulates the male gaze through an examination of femininity and identity within the social and technological age. Often using her own body to shift the status quo from seeing women as humbly obedient muses, to commanding subjects, King breaks down what it means to be accepted and respected as a female in today’s world.

With portraits sporting vapid expressions, and contorted forms that both mock and mimic the constructs of the male gaze, Kings use of intimacy as a tool results in emotional works that give way to the female artist introspection in a male dominated industry, in an effort to rebuild preconceptions about gender roles, women in art, and how value is established when dealing with the female image in society.

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