I’d like to introduce you to a friend and creative collaborator, Percy Katt. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Percy since we were both small town kids growing up in Saskatchewan. As adults both living in Toronto, we reconnected working on my series I‘m a Stripper and Shadowlands where Percy was costume designer.
His evolution as an artist since then has been remarkable as you’ll witness in his latest video below. (NSFW!)
I appreciate the opportunity to share the work of my artist friends with you. I think you’ll be amazed at the amount of work that went into Swan Song.
Swan Song is a bookend to the last ten years of my creative life and a tribute to my alter ego Percy Katt. Percy transcends gender and refuses to be pidgeon-holed, this is a celebration of artistic and sexual diversity. It is meant to be jarring, overwhelming, a sensory overload of visuals and information for a generation with increasingly short attention spans. Swan Song features guest appearances and fashion creations by over twenty dynamic Canadian artists, performers and designers.
Percy Katt’s rise to notoriety began at the age of 17 with a whirlwind haute couture modelling career in the world’s fashion capitals. As exciting as gigs with heavy hitters like Jean Paul Gaultier and Etro were, Percy was ready to take back ownership of his image and return to Canada to reinvent himself as a chameleonic performance artist.
Some highlights from Katt’s tumultuous career include television appearances on “Shadowlands”, “I’m A Stripper”, “Who Lives Here?” and “Style by Jury”. His art has been featured in magazine spreads including OUT and The Advocate, coffee table books, the solo exhibition “The 9 Lives of Percy Katt” in Sofia, Bulgaria and in burlesque/performance art shows and academic lectures across North America. Percy Katt has been the recipient of several prestigious design awards including GRAPHIS and he has had the honor of sharing the stage with the iconic Dita Von Teese.
// percykatt.com // Instagram @percykattofficial