Katie Ione Craney
Landing a job with the park service in Glacier Bay right out of art school, Katie has called Southeast Alaska home ever since. Katie and her husband live in Deishú (Haines) and are the new owners of Sockeye Cycle Co., a bike shop and touring company with locations in Haines and Skagway.
Working primarily with found materials and scrap metal, Katie’s art reflects on connections between memory, survival, and accessibility in the rapidly changing North. Her art and writing has been featured in several regional and international publications including Alaska Women Speak, Center for Humans and Nature, Dark Mountain, and Iceview, an Icelandic art journal. Katie has received support from Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska State Council on the Arts, a Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship, and an artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation. When she’s not making art, you can find her reading or wandering along a ridgeline or shoreline. Visit www.katieionecraney.com