Allison Katz

    BIOGRAPHY

    Allison Katz (b. 1980, Montreal) currently lives and works in London. She received her BFA from the Concordia University in 2002 and her MFA from the Columbia University in 2008.

    Allison Katz’s work engages with the complex and at times contradictory nature of contemporary artistic production, embracing the ambiguity of communication with a playful and inquiring touch that expands the conventional notion of an artist’s “signature style.” Katz’s work operates in a poetic space between mirror and mask, between revealing and concealing what is presented, calling attention to the multiple layers of consciousness that reside in a painting’s surface and subject. 

    Selected solo exhibitions: Artery, Camden Art Center, London, UK (2022); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2021); Monograph & Graphics, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy (2020); Traforati 2019, Torre Bonomo, Spoleto, Italy (2019); Diary w/o Dates, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada (2018); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, UK (2018); Muse with a Short Fuse, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2018) among others.

    Selected group exhibitions: The 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams, Giardini della Biennale and the Arsenale, Venice, Italy (2022); Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (2021); House of Perception, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2021); The Imaginary Sea, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France (2021); Plus One, Luhring Augustine, New York, US (2021); Palama, MANIFESTA 13, Marseille, France (2020); Slow Painting, organized by Hayward Touring, presented at Leeds Art Gallery and The Levinsky Gallery and among others, UK (2019-2020); MASKULINITATEN, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Kunstverein fürdie Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (2019); One if By Land, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China (2019); City Prince/sess, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2019); Paint, also known as Blood: Women, Affect and Desire in Contemporary Painting, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (2019); The Rest, Lisson Gallery, New York, US (2018); Splendor Solis, The Approach, London, UK (2018) among others.

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