Katy Luxion was born and raised in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. From childhood, it was obvious that she has a passion for the arts, and has spent the better part of her life pursuing that goal, both in and outside of academia.
Luxion holds an Associate’s in Fashion Design from College of DuPage, a Bachelor’s in Interactive Media Studies with a focus in Graphic Design from North Central College, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Design and Sculpture from Memphis College of Art.
A collective look at the oppressive nature of taboos surrounding women’s health permeates Luxion’s work. Since becoming a mother, she has expanded that scope to Reproductive Justice as a means of normalizing breastfeeding, support for co-sleeping, and exploring the adventures of attachment parents in the form of wood and soft sculptures, with crocheted tapestries as a means of story telling. Recent projects include founding the Journal of Reproductive Justice, while continuing series on how “mother” is defined within the media.
Her work has been featured all throughout the United States, including Chicago and Memphis, and at the Kinsey Institute in Indiana.