Katy Dove (1 December 1970 - 27 January 2015) was born in Oxford and grew up in the village of Jemimaville on the Black Isle in north-east Scotland. She was an artist working across a variety of media including animation, painting, music and installation.

Katy studied Psychology at the University of Glasgow followed by an art degree at Duncan of Jordanston College of Art and Design, Dundee. She moved back to Glasgow where she developed her art practice and several music projects,
most notably with the band Muscles of Joy. 

"My work is an attempt to articulate ideas that are beyond language. I am trying to create work that stands on its own as a visual experience and doesn't need a literary translation. Thinking in images rather than words is an attempt to keep the idea it its purest form."

- Katy Dove, quoted in 'Katy Dove' catalogue, 2016 (Dundee Contemporary Arts in partnership with High Life Highland)