Kate Klingbeil - CV + BIO

Kate Klingbeil creates highly textured, multi-layered paintings that depict scenes of nature, especially the small creatures that live underground, in pools of water and in plants and trees. It is the less visible nature of grubs, bugs, snails and ants, a nature that you have to look very closely to see, but a nature that Klingbeil has relished since childhood. It is a magical world in her paintings, a world that runs parallel to the complexities of the human body and its emotional system. Small details coalesce to form larger images. One might discern a human figure sleeping on the land when viewing certain Klingbeil  paintings from afar, but up close, there are hundreds of little scenes working together.


Born 1990, Grosse Point, Michigan
Lives and works in Brooklyn

Education
2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, Oakland

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2021
Steve Turner, Los Angeles (upcoming)

2020
SPRING/BREAK Art Show (with Field Projects), New York

2019
On The Inside, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York
Self Possessed, Juxtapoz Projects at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City

2018
Pith, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco

2017
Thick, Crush Curatorial, New York

Group Exhibitions
2020
Earth Day 2020, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2019
Artifacts, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
New Thick, The Royal, Brooklyn
LTDwear4, LVL3, Chicago
Animal Idealism, Harpy Gallery, Rutherford, New Jersey
Big Ringer, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
SPRING/BREAK Art Show (curated by Caroline Larsen and Sarah Potter), New York City
Fresh Fruit, Situations, New York
Sincere Forms, Hit Gallery, San Francisco

2018
Re_Arrange, Juxtapoz Projects, Jersey City
Livin’ a Dream Reality (American Fine Arts, an Allegory For The Americas by BBQLA), Marvin Gardens, Ridgewood, New York
Greenpoint Group Show, Harpy Gallery, Brooklyn
SKINS, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn
Us, Ed. Varie, New York
Seed, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
The Ashtray Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn
Clay Today, The Hole, New York
A World Of People, Underdonk, Queens
Fugue, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn
Bodies of Work, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn

2017
Pls Reply: A Conversation Between Sculpture and Movement, Sleep Center, New York
FIGURED OUT! Bodily Form In Contemporary Ceramics, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago
Summer Sessions, Heaven, Chicago
Sad Intention, LVL3, Chicago
Muscle Memory, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland
January, Harpy Gallery, Rutherford

2016
Velvet Ropes (curated by Charlie Roberts and Chris Rexroad), 86 Forsyth, New York
The Last Supper, Turpentine Gallery, Oakland
Playing The Field, Artist Run Art Fair, Open Space, Baltimore
GIFC Vol. 1 (curated by Charlie Roberts & Chris Rexroad), Black Bear, New Yrok
GIFC Vol. 2 (curated by Charlie Roberts & Chris Rexroad), David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
GIFC Vol. 3 (curated by Charlie Roberts & Chris Rexroad), Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm
GIFC Vol. 4 (curated by Charlie Roberts & Chris Rexroad), Agnes B’s Gallerie du Jour, Paris
Faces & Vases, Royal None Such Gallery, Oakland
Hanging Gardens, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland

Residencies and Awards
2021
Marble House Project Residency, Dorset, Vermont (upcoming)

2020
John Michael Kohler Arts/Industries Program, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (upcoming)

2019
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York
Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska
Juxtapoz Projects Residency Program, Jersey City

2017
HARP (Horse and Art Research Program), Barnag, Hungary

2016
Acre Residency, Stuben, Wisconsin

2014
Puppets in Prague, Czech Republic
Venice Art Project, Venice Printmaking Studio in Venice, Italy

2012
Kala Art Institute’s Yozo Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Award, Berkeley, California

Bibliography
2020
Steinhauer, Jillian. “The Thrill of Unpredictability at Two Art Fairs,” The New York Times, March 5
Cascone, Sarah. “Here Are 9 of the Most Wildly Creative Ways That Artists Transformed and Office Building Into an Art Wonderland for SPRING/BREAK 2020,” artnet, March 4
Vogel, Maria. “Looking for Freash Talent? Here Are 7 Rising-Star Artists to Seek Out at Armory Week 2020 in New York,” artnet, March 2

2019
Abelow, Samuel. “Kate Klingbeil: Painting the Recovery of the Feminine,” Art Critique, July 17
Burns, Emily. “Kate Klingbeil,” Maake Magazine, May

2016
Brake, Brock. “The Personal Is Political in Kate Klingbeil’s New Work in “Hanging Gardens,”” The Hundreds, March 12