Katy Dove was born in Oxford and brought up in the Black Isle, a peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. She studied psychology at the University of Glasgow before attending Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. Dove is best known for her vibrant, colourful, yet meditative artwork. Her background in psychology and interest in art therapy influenced her work across drawing, painting, printing and animation. Dove took a collaborative approach to her practice and undertook various musical projects including her part in Muscles of Joy, a Glasgow based band composed of artists. Solo exhibitions of her work include Transmission, Glasgow, Talbot Rice, Edinburgh, and Pump House, London. A memorial exhibition of her work was held at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2016 before travelling to various galleries in the north of Scotland including Pier Arts Centre, Orkney.