Katrina Orlowski



Artist, Curator, Director

Roles at grunt

Communications Director (June 2019 – October 2023), Program Director (October 1, 2023)


Katrina is a cultural worker and artist who has spent over a decade in the artist-run communities of Vancouver and Toronto. Their work as an administrator, curator, and programmer is built from a foundation in DIY creative cultures as well as critical academic inquiry. Katrina has served as the President of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, as a curator at Pleasure Dome, a programmer with Images Festival and VIFF, and holds a Masters of Communication and Culture from York University. Katrina is a white, queer, disabled settler who has lived most of their life on the lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Katrina worked as grunt gallery's Communications and Project Manager for four years and stepped into their current role as Program Director on October 10th, 2023. They have been deeply involved in the organization’s curatorial processes, the launch of both the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen and the Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency, the growth of grunt’s digital programming and special partnership initiatives. 

Adapted from grunt gallery, 2023