Kate Puxley was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has since lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Rome and Montreal. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2005, she extended her practice beyond the palette, and became a certified taxidermist. She specializes in large charcoal drawings, collage, sculpture and ethical taxidermy (found animals, predominantly road kill.) Puxley has apprenticed with taxidermists in Canada, the UK, Austria and Italy. In 2011 she was invited to create a diorama at The Museum of Zoology in Rome, Italy and in 2016 presented her on-going installation ‘Trans-Canada’ at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Ontario. She recently completed her MFA in Sculpture at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec.