© 2012-2019 Katerina Kyselica. All rights reserved. New York City.

All photographs by Katerina Kyselica, unless otherwise noted.

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Katerina Kyselica

​Through my work, I seek understanding of the individual’s own existence. In the social system pre-occupied with rapid technological advancement, I look inward to explore established roles and expectations, speaking of entrapment and involuntary entanglement. I work in printmaking, drawing and mixed media.

Biography

​​Born in 1973 in the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia), Katerina Kyselica received a Master's Degree from Charles University in Prague. In 2006, she received a BFA from VCU School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia, after relocating to the US. She currently lives and works in New York City where she studied printmaking at Manhattan Graphics Center. Her works on paper, represented in private collections, have been exhibited in group shows in New York, Paris and the Czech Republic, including the Czech Print of the Year 2012 and 2013. 

Selected One and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019

Korespondaz A+K (June 23 - July 25), with Alena Laufrova, at Museum of Paper Models, Police nad Metuji, Czech Republic

2017

Imaginable (July 11 - August 11), Galerie Jericho, Prague, Czech Republic

2016

Quietly, In My Mind (April 1 - May 4), BBLA Gallery, New York

2015

Records (July 18 - August 23), with Alena Laufrova, City Gallery, Bystrice pod Hostynem, Czech Republic

2013

Chez Maman and Other Stories (April 1 - 30), Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

download exhibition introduction by Alena Laufrova

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

The World Is a Handkerchief (May 23 - June 4, 2019), London Print Studio Gallery, London, UK

​​2015  

Celebrating Print 2015 Challenge (December 7, 2015 - January 13, 2016), New York

What's My Line (April 1 - 30), Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

2014 Print of the Year (March - April), Clam-Gallas Palace, Czech Republic

4th International Biennial Footprint Exhibition (January 18 - March 2), JVS Project Space, New York

2014

Celebrating Print 2014 Challenge: Homage to Jiri Kolar, BBLA Gallery, New York

New Prints 2013/2014 Benefit Exhibition, International Print Center New York, HIghline Loft Space, New York

PaperView 2014 Benefit Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, Highline Loft Space, New York

Monitors Ink, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

New Prints 2014, Christie's Special Exhibitions, New York

New Prints 2014/Summer, International Print Center New York, New York

4th International Biennial Footprint Competition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT

6x6x2014, Contemporary Art Center, Rochester

Structure, Printmaking Center of New Jersey

Living Large, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

20th Annual Print of the Year 2013 Exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic

Gravures contemporaines, Galerie Brun Leglise, Paris, France

2013

Members Annual Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Unbounded, Galerie Hollar, Prague  download exhibition catalog

Square Deal, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Text Messages II, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Print of the Year 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

2012​

Members Annual Print Exhibition (December), Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Intaglio Workshop Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Paper View 2012 Benefit Exhibition (April), Bohemian National Hall, New York

​​2011

Members Annual Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy

2010

Members Annual Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York

Awards

Honorable Mention for the etching Sharpsburg Ln II at the 4th International Biennial Footprint Competition, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut

 

Residencies

Sponsored four-day workshop at Dieu Donne, New York, with master paper maker Amy Jacobs (August 2019)

Chashama, New York City (April – July, 2014)

Special Commissions

Artist's book "Field Notes" (short) for the 2018 Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk, Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, New York

Artist's book "Field Notes II" for the 2019 Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk, Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, New York

 

Special Projects

Celebrating Print Magazine (2015-2018), managing editor and publisher

Drop A Line! (October 2013), an accordion guest book for annual street festival, with collected drawings and notes by visitors, in cooperation with Czech Center New York

 

Curatorial Initiatives

Forgetting Remembering (November 15-16, 2018), BBLA Gallery, New York

Celebrating Print 2015 (December 7, 2015 - January 13, 2016), BBLA Gallery, New York

Celebratibg Print 2014 (December 8, 2014 - January 15,2015), BBLA Gallery, New York

Celebrating Print 2013: Masters of Czech and Slovak Printmaking (December 8, 2013 – January 15, 2014), BBLA Gallery, New York

 

Presentations

Pecha Kucha Night (July, 2016), Ostrava, Czech Republic

Artist Talk, International Print Center New York, in conjunction with the exhibition New Prints 2014/Summer

Celebrating Print: Masters of Czech and Slovak Printmaking,a guided tour for the Print Club New York, and for the public, BBLA Gallery, New York

Spiritual Dimension in Czech Printmaking, a presentation with artist Alena Laufrova, Czech Center New York

"What draws me to this etching is its offbeat playfulness. By choosing to crop the columns of squares and orient them at an angle, Kyselica is giving life to a sort of imagery that we’re accustomed to perceiving as stagnant. The focus here is primarily on the square in the corner that has broken away from the pack, which maintains a dominant visual tension in the print. It is easy to imagine it clicking into its reserved square spot, but its isolation is what preserves the print’s level of interest." -- Rachel Gordon, International Print Center New York. Katerina Kyselica's etching Untitled (Squares 6), 2014, New Prints 2014 / Summer juried exhibition at International Print Center New York

 

 

 

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