Astrid Butt is the recipient of the Yorkshire Graduate Award 2023 and will start her residency at YSP in October 2023. She is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Fine Art at University of Leeds.
Butt is a Leeds based artist whose work utilises the grotesque and the surreal to express female anxieties, with a particular focus on generational trauma and the terrors of the body. Butt's work takes on a feminist perspective, which she uses to discuss topics including domestic abuse, motherhood and sexual assault.
YSP is the ideal setting for my work, as I can draw comparison between my animal-human hybrids and the actual animals that roam the park, as well as many of the animal-related sculptures.- Astrid Butt