Kat Toronto, aka ‘Miss Meatface’, is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in performance-based photography. She uses her often unsettling and surreal images to explore the cultural ideals of feminine beauty and the objectification of women in a feminist society 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. Her first book brings together 240 of her remarkable Polaroid photographs, and publication in the autumn will be accompanied by an exhibition at The Untitled Space gallery in New York.
Photograph by Patrick Cashin