Katja
Holtz

Portrait
Katja Holtz

Deutsch

Seit jeher von den sie umgebenden „urban landscapes“ wie Brücken, Unterführungen oder einfachen Gemäuern und Wohnbauten fasziniert, ließ sich die in Greenwich (Conneticut USA) geborene Katja Holtz schon früh durch die architektonischen Überbleibsel der modernen Gesellschaft inspirieren. Ihre Erinnerungen an das Gesehene und  Alltagseindrücke urbaner Inspirationsquellen wie Street Art und Graffiti  fließen dabei stets mit ein in ihre Werke und bilden fragmentarische Zeugnisse ihrer bewussten Auseinandersetzung mit der sie umgebenden Welt und der eigenen Imagination der
Künstlerin.

English

Always fascinated by her surroundings, the inspiration for Katja Holtz’s paintings came from the modernism in simple architecturale structures of buildings, bridges or underpasses. Born in Greenwich (Conneticut, USA) and now living in Brooklyn, New York, the artists combines those seen early memories of the society surrounding her with the wittiness of the all american pop culture and multi- colored symbols of modern society on canvas.

STATEMENT

Always fascinated by her surroundings, the inspiration for Katja Holtz’s paintings came from the modernism in simple architecturale structures of buildings, bridges or underpasses. Born in Greenwich (Conneticut, USA) and now living in Brooklyn, New York, the artists combines those seen early memories of the society surrounding her with the wittiness of the all american pop culture and multi- colored symbols of modern society on canvas.

Vita
Katja Holtz

BIO

Born in Greenwich Connecticut USA
Graduated 2002 with a BA in fine arts from the University of the west of England, Bristol.
Even though she had changed her career paths a few times after i graduating Art School.. (she had an interior design store in Frankfurt for a few years, worked  in different retail businesses and as a Interior Decorator) she had always continued painting and developing her skills.
About 5 years ago she moved to Brooklyn and committed completely to her artwork using New York as a great Inspiration and Influence.

CV – Exhibitons

since 2015 represented by ‚Die Hamburger Galerie‘ Hamburg (Germany)

2014 Group show ‚Creative Leakage‘
Recover Projects , Brooklyn, NY

2012 Solo Show ‚I was here‘
Galerie Open, Frankfurt Germany

2011 Group show ‚Wild Life“
Stolen Space Gallery, London

2011 ‚Hazy dolls and Neubauten‘ Katja HOltz and Petra Lunenburg
Graphite Gallery, Brooklyn

2011 Group Show ‚I love Japan‘
Graphite Gallery, Brooklyn

2010 Solo show ‚tschuess Berlin‘
Graphite Gallery, Brooklyn

2009 Atelier Frankfurt Group show/
Open Studios

2009 Solo show „no more Poetry‘
Galerie Prento und Wiesel, Wiesbaden, Germany

2006 Solo Show
VHS Bad Homburg, Germany

2005 Gruppenausstellung
Frankfurter Akademie fuer Kunst und Design, Frankfurt

2005 Solo Show
Artsaloon, Frankfurt

2004 Solo ‚Citiscapes‘
Galerie Perpetuel, Frankfurt

2002 Open Studios
Jamaica Street Studios, Bristol

2002 Group show ‚Laundromat‘
Bristol, UK

2001 Open Studios
Jamaica Street Studios, Bristol

2001 Solo Show
Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol