(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
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
Katelyn EichwaldNever 8 Sep - 9 Oct 2021'Dreamed about the end of the world, Michael and I boarding and taping up things in the house. Then later in a kind of parking garage we’re being herded with...
Nine Lives22 Jul - 21 Aug 2021Nine Lives is a group exhibition that looks to examine the perennial motif of cats within art. Across generations and cultures, felines have been used as a vehicle for symbolism,...
The Lonely OnesCurated by Katelyn Eichwald 15 Feb - 30 Mar 2021The lonely ones, the broken-hearted, the estranged, the ones whose mothers loved them wrong, the ones whose fathers loved them weak, the ones whose sisters and brothers died young, whose...
Hunters in the SnowCurated by Fortnight Institute at 303 Gallery, NYC 6 Feb - 7 Mar 2021Pieter Bruegel’s Series of the Month depicts January as a solemn time, one in which the struggle for survival is most acute. The month is captured in his painting, Hunters...
KATELYN EICHWALDGood Boy 20 Jun - 29 Jul 2018Fortnight Institute is pleased to present Good Boy, Katelyn Eichwald's first solo exhibition in New York. Good Boy features a series of new paintings and a new artist's book published...
Good Boy, published by Fortnight Institute, 2018
Artspace.com, 7 Artists to Watch, July 2018
Bookforum print edition, untitled painting, September 2016