© Kitty Kraus
Sculptor and visual artist, Kitty Kraus was born in 1976, in Heidelberg. In her sculptures and installations, she explores the relationship between space and plane and the way geometry and figuration complement each other in an elementary form of expression. She usually works with materials such as glass, neon tubes and lamps, fabric, tar and paint, creating objects and installations that allow for individual associations. The simultaneous delicateness and aggressiveness of her language is noteworthy, as well as the sparseness of the material utilized. Kraus’ work is publicized worldwide in collective and individual exhibitions, in such venues as the Guggenheim Museum, in New York, and the Hamburger Bahnhof, in Berlin.
Kitty Kraus studied Philosophy and Cultural Science at Humboldt University, in Berlin, and then studied with Prof. Lothar Baumgarten at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). She has also worked as guest professor at the Fine Arts School of the Berlin-Weiβensee. Kraus was a resident at Villa Aurora, in Los Angeles (USA) and at Alexander Calder, in Sache (France) and was nominated to the Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße and Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst awards in 2009 and 2011, respectively. In 2008 she was awarded the blauorange prize.