Kitty Rauth (she/they) is a fat, queer multidisciplinary artist working between sculpture, performance, community organizing, and curating based in Chicago. Within their practice, they engage in conversations that bridge class, queerness, and fat liberation, questioning the delicate boundaries of care and control in public and private concerns around health and wellness. Drawing from personal experiences navigating classed systems of etiquette, Rauth’s work uses the charged map of the dinner table to consider the morality placed on consumption and the complicated ethics of pleasure and indulgence.

A former staff and artist-member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, Rauth supported the organization from 2014-2020, and has since established a 15-member collective studio space on Chicago’s southwest side. She is a recipient of Chicago’s DCASE Individual Artist Grant for her ongoing Round Table dinner series, as well as a past awardee of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant and the City of Philadelphia’s OACCE Creative Avenues Grant. Rauth graduated with their BFA from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA and their MFA in Studio Art from the Sculpture Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently serves as the Artistic Director of Comfort Station, a multidisciplinary art space in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.