Katarina Marinic is currently a BFA candidate with a major in photography at NSCAD University. Born in Toronto, Katarina's background as a commercial photo retoucher has motivated her practice. Focusing on the idealized female form, her interests revolve around how representations of women can serve as a means to investigate the body and self-image. Many of her works are introspective explorations of the dynamic between flawed and flawless bodies made possible through imaging technology. Drawing from personal experience, as well as research in historical and contemporary depictions of women, she aims to explore liminal spaces that challenge this unattainable perfection. Rendering the body with unexpected approaches, her work often produces an uncanny effect for the viewer. Katarina is a recipient of a number of scholarships and awards, including the 2016 Starfish student award at NSCAD University.
Katarina Marinic, 122.05A, 2016, Pigment print