In her practice, Christy Kunitzky uses various mediums to investigate the absurd, futility, sentimentality, and gender. She is interested in how social systems create or designate power, and attempts to examine differing realms in which particular traits may be favoured. Often her work considers human action through an anthropological lens.
Kunitzky creates odd or useless objects as a means of exploring the pathetic or the futile, and is interested in examining why artists and others regularly perform strange or obsessive actions in order to make or achieve something. She finds the overpowering of logic by emotion especially compelling. Creating abstract objects without an immediately recognizable function is one way she aims to engage with these ideas.
Christy Kunitzky is a contemporary artist who mostly works in the mediums of sculpture, installation, and video. She holds both a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and a BA in Women & Gender Studies and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. She has shown at various galleries in Toronto, as well as in Florence, Italy. Most recently, she completed a month long emerging artist residency through the University of Windsor. Kunitzky lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.