Kat Toronto, aka ‘Miss Meatface’, is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in performance-based photography. She uses her often unsettling and surreal Polaroid images to explore the cultural ideals of feminine beauty and the objectification of women by toying with the push and pull of dominance and submission, and the act of revealing and concealing. Diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer in 2010, which eventually led to a full hysterectomy, Kat uses Miss Meatface as an artistic catalyst to delve into a complex set of questions about where she now fits into society as a woman.
‘In the beginning, I experimented with special effects makeup and took self-portraits with a Polaroid camera. That’s where the Meatface thing came from. Then gradually, as I explored my relationship with the fetish community and reflected on my personal history, Miss Meatface began to evolve. It’s interesting, how with the twists and turns that my life takes, she just kind of goes with it and reveals something new to me every time.’ – Kat Toronto
Dominic Johnson is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at Queen Mary University of London. His books include Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, and The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art.
- Kat Toronto
- Dominic Johnson
- Rosa Nussbaum
25 × 20cm
10 × 8 in
Approx. 160 colour photographs
£50 | $75
- Miss Meatface – A Polaroid Alter Ego in Latex & Polyester
KALTBLUT, 20 February 2022
- Miss Meatface: Kat Toronto book gets a Valentine’s Kickstarter.
The Fetishistats, 20 February 2022
- Miss Meatface Interview
Interlocutor, 11 February 2021
- From Nobuyoshi Araki to Jo Ann Callis, These Photographers Captured the Desire and Dynamics of Fetish
Artsy, 22 October 2019