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As part of the opening celebrations for Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions, the artist Katharina Grosse will be interviewed by Sabine Eckmann, the William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator. Grosse is internationally celebrated for her large-scale, on-site works that she paints across built and natural environments. This exhibition is the first major survey to focus on the artist's important studio-based paintings.

Free and open to the public.

Kemper Art Museum members and WashU faculty are invited to preview the exhibition at 4:30 pm prior to the Q&A. The public opening follows the Q&A.

View the video of this program

About the artist

Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, in 1961, Katharina Grosse has held professorships at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin (2000–2009) and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (2010–18). Grosse lives and works in Berlin and New Zealand.

Her recent exhibitions and on-site paintings include Chill Seeping from the Walls Gets between Us at Helsinki Art Museum (2021); Shutter Splinter at Helsinki Biennial (2021); Is It You? at Baltimore Museum of Art (2020); It Wasn’t Us at Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart–Berlin (2020); the two-person show Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019); The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Meters, Then It Stopped at Carriageworks, Sydney (2018); Wunderbild at National Gallery Prague (2018); Mumbling Mud at chi K11 art museum, Shanghai (2018), and at chi K11 art space, Guangzhou, China (2019); Asphalt Air and Hair at ARoS Triennial, Aarhus, Denmark (2017); This Drove My Mother Up the Wall at South London Gallery (2017); Katharina Grosse at Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (2016); Rockaway for MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! program, Fort Tilden, New York (2016); yes no why later at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2015); Seven Hours, Eight Rooms, Three Trees at Museum Wiesbaden, Germany (2015); Untitled Trumpet for the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); and psychylustro for Mural Arts Program Philadelphia (2014).

Museum collections include Albertina, Vienna; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen; Baltimore Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Istanbul Modern; K21–Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Kunsthaus Zürich; Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Magasin III, Stockholm; MARe–Muzeul de Artă Recentă, Bucharest; MAXXI–Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum Azman, Jakarta; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal; and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; as well as the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis.

Among the honors she has received are the Oskar Schlemmer Prize (2014); the Fred Thieler Prize for Painting (2003); the Schmidt-Rottluff Scholarship (1993); and the Villa Romana Fellowship, Florence (1992). She has been selected by the German federal government as a jury member for the 2020–23 fellowships at Villa Massimo, Rome; Casa Baldi, Olevano Romano, Italy; and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Since October 2021 she has been the chairwoman of the board of KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.