(b. 1987) in Chicago, IL

Lives and works in Chicago, IL


Katelyn Eichwald makes intimate, delicate oil and watercolor paintings that sit unsteadily on the edge of narrative coherence. The mood is both serene and sinister, with the inescapable sense of something about to happen or having just happened, the dread and potential. The landscapes are potentially disastrous premonitions, but the use of soft, beautifully rendered colors and surfaces creates a contrast, a vaporous veil through which we are pulled in to look closer. The landscapes are odes to nature, to our loss of control over the larger world. The artist received a BFA from the University of Illinois in Champaign and an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.  Her work has been included in exhibitions at 303 Gallery, NY, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, AU, Celaya Brothers Gallery & Et. al, Mexico City and Zero Zero LA, Los Angeles. 


Born 1987 in Chicago, IL

Lives and works in Chicago, IL



2012: MFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco

2009: BFA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



2022: Forthcoming: Galerie Sultana, Arles, France (April-March)

2021: Forthcoming: Fortnight Institute, New York, NY (September)

2021: Library Arrangement, ReadingRoom, Melbourne, Australia

2018: Good Boy, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY



2021: Nine Lives, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY (July- August)

2021: Face in the Wind, Gracie DeVito, Katelyn Eichwald, Hugo Montoya, Et al., San Francisco, CA

2021: Lonely Ones, curated by Katelyn Eichwald, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2021: Hunters in the Snow, curated by Fortnight Institute, 303 Gallery, NY

2019:  You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY

2018:  Butterfly’s Nautilus, Celaya Brothers Gallery & Et. al., Condo Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

2017:  Karma Book Market, Fortnight Institute, New York City, NY

2017:  Practical Magic, Chicken Coop Contemporary, Portland, OR

2017:  Domestic Tranquility, Zero Zero LA, Los Angeles, CA

2016:  Mother Popcorn, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2016:  Katelyn Eichwald & Peter Shear, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2012:  Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oliver Art Center, CCA, Oakland, CA

2012:  MFA Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


Good Boy, published by Fortnight Institute, 2018

Artspace.com, 7 Artists to Watch, July 2018

Bookforum print edition, untitled painting, September 2016