James Knott is an emerging, Toronto-based artist, having received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Media from OCAD University.
Their performance-based practice employs tactics of self-mythologizing as a means to bridge personal narratives into communal ones.
Their work combines theatre, video, and audio to create immersive and emotionally resonant experiences exploring themes of queer identity with an emphasis on movement/gesture, archetypes of desire, and the commodification of the femme body.
An alumnus of The Roundtable Residency, they ’ve exhibited/performed at Xpace Cultural Centre, Trinity Square Video, the Toronto Feminist Art Conference, the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the AGO ’s First Thursdays. They’ve received project and grant funding from The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, The National Arts Centre, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Arts Council.