Kathryn Nusa Logan (she/her/hers) is an interdisciplinary artist employing experimental art methods to imagine more sustainable futures. Ranging across contemporary dance, music and sound design, film and video, multi-media installation, and performance, her work investigates ways that humans interact with technology, the natural world, and one another. Logan takes on supportive, cooperative, and leadership roles in collaborative art making processes, often performing in a fluid disciplinary capacity: acting as dramaturg, collaborative performer, musician, camera choreographer, video editor, art methodologist, and/or director.
Her dedication to the slow work of dismantling systems of oppression in the arts starts at the hyper-local level in her artmaking and teaching, and through the collaboration of the DiGS Anti-Racist Working Group (ARWG) at The Ohio State University. To date, this group has provided over 80 workshops in anti-racism in the arts to the dance community and beyond. She is a co-investigator on a team that has developed a new Race, Equity, and Social Justice in the Arts certificate program, the first of its kind, that includes four newly developed courses and aims to help educate artists and teachers in practices of undoing systems of oppression generally, and racism specifically, in the arts ecosystem.
Logan has performed and shared her work internationally in Scotland, Cyprus, Sweden, and Brazil; and across the U.S. at venues including Lincoln Center Clark Studio Theater (NYC), Joyce SoHo, Center for Performance Research, The Merce Cunningham Studios/ Westbeth, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Chez Bushwick, Red Bean Studios, 14th St. Y, LaMama, Alvin Ailey Studio, Chez Bushwick, Technicolor Postworks, Dance New Amsterdam, Socrates Sculpture Park, Gibney Studios, White Wave, Gowanus Arts Productions Green Building, Shapeshifter Lab, Webster Hall, The Tank, Handel Performing Arts Center (CT), Tempe Performing Arts Center (AZ), RAD Fest (MI), The Wexner Film/Video Theater (OH), Urban Arts Space (OH), and Hopkins Hall Gallery (OH).
She has received The William S. Kenan Fellowship with Lincoln Center Institute (2010-2011) and the University Fellowship at The Ohio State University (2017-2018), and has received awards including the Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Grant (2022), the Global Arts and Humanities Arts, Technology, and Social Justice Grant (2021), OSU’s Graduate Associate Teaching Award (2020), Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Award (2019), University Institute of Teaching and Learning (UITL) Scholarly Teachers Award (2019) and Semester Funding Initiative Grant (SFI) (2019).
Logan holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (2008) and an MFA from The Ohio State University (2020), where she is a Lecturer in the Department of Dance (2021-2022.) She lives in the land of the Lenapehoking known also as New York City.
Primarily a collaborative artist, Logan cultivates ongoing relationships with many fellow artists, scholars, and groups through collaboration, organization, dramaturgy, reciprocal feedback, thought processing, and general support. Regular collaborators include:
Jacklyn Brickman as the fictional entity The Department of Planetary Futures;
choreographer Adrienne Westwood ( , sounding line, callingcalling.org);
choreographer and dancer Katherine G. Moore (To Call Back the Sun, Shale Forming)
performer, choreographer, and videographer Momar Ndiaye (La Sape, Spectrum)
radical choreographer, filmmaker, mask maker, and new media designer LROD (Ventilador, Borderland vol. 1)
intermedia artist Norah Zuniga Shaw (OASIS, Upwelling);
choreographer and performer Davianna Griffin (entangled undoing, The Maya Project)
dance artist Emily Craver (Alternate Reality, breath chain)
dance and video artist Katy Gilmore under the name Logan Company;
choreographer Crystal Michelle Perkins (RESJA Certificate Program, Land, Sugar, Bone and Other Stories, Freedom Practices)
Additional artists and organizations in her personal circle of influence include:
//Bita Bell (OFF) // Big City Folk // Ro Boddie // Faith E. Briggs //Ethan Hampton/Brooklyn WingTsun // Alesondra Christmas // Myles Rodenhouse and Douglass Street Recording // Jazelynn Goudy // Yildiz Güventürk // Dorian Ham // Brianna Rae Johnson // Lynn Kim // Bert Lee //Paz Mallea // Aaron McGloin // Alexis McCrimmon // Dr. Nyama McCarthy Brown // Claire Melbourne // Ian Merrigan // Carson Moody // Justin Passmore/Moonraeker // Rafael Montoya/RubberRobot // Kylee Smith // Jacob Sunshine // Katie Swords Thurman // Tigue // Dr. Lyndsey Vader // Mikael Walter-Campbell/Sage and Thistle Homemade Goods
Dance Films Association