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Prospect 1 - Katharina Grosse Site

5418 Dauphine Street

New Orleans, Louisiana


KATHARINA GROSSE (b. 1961, Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf and Berlin.


Katharina Grosse’s site-specific abstract paintings organically expand, covering a range of surfaces, including aluminum, canvas, paper, and existing architectural elements. Grosse first started to attract attention in the mid-1990s with her unusual color-field paintings. Each Grosse mural is unique, responding to the particular environmental, architectural and social circumstance and constitute, more than anything, color events. The artist explores consistency, transparency, and contrast of paint and color while experimenting with technique and painting gestures in both her site-specific works and her works on canvas.


Grosse’s installations have been commissioned by institutions throughout the world including the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Magasin 3, Stockholm; Konsthall, Stockholm; and the Artsonje Museum Kyongju, Korea, among others. Recent projects have been at Museu Serralves, Portugal, and the Renaissance Society, Chicago.


Grosse is represented by Galerie Mark Müller in Zürich, and Helga de Alvear in Madrid


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Taken on November 2, 2008