ARTIST INFO

Kate Van Houten

Kate Van Houten is an artist based in Paris, though she is originally from the US. She initially created abstract paintings with stitching and landscape paintings, and has worked on a wide range of styles and techniques including drawings and printings. After a period when she focused on abstract paintings with powerful strokes of blue and yellow color, she broke new ground with stone sculptures in the 1990s. Fascinated by the form of natural materials, she makes us recognize its history as well as the graceful sensuality through her works. Her deep interest in nature and its materiality is reflected through various methods of her diverse artistic style. Her aim is to feel in touch with the resonance of nature through emotion, which unifies her works to create an entire universe of its own. The stillness and movement that belongs in both nature and human beings; when the two is combined, there will be a deeper understanding of Van Houten’s principle towards creative life. 

Works

  • Title
    Under the gaze of a cat
    Size
    34×16×14cm
    Year
    2017
    Medium
    steatite stone
  • Title
    Other Horizons
    Size
    each 65 x 50 cm
    Year
    2012
    Medium
    kozo paper, alabaster
  • Title
    小石
    Size
    each 34 x 30 cm
    Year
    2017
    Medium
    watercolor on paper
  • Title
    Under the gaze of a cat
    Size
    34×16×14cm
    Year
    2017
    Medium
    steatite stone
  • Title
    Other Horizons
    Size
    each 65 x 50 cm
    Year
    2012
    Medium
    kozo paper, alabaster
  • Title
    小石
    Size
    each 34 x 30 cm
    Year
    2017
    Medium
    watercolor on paper

CV

1940
Born in New Jersey, USA
1960
Study at Brera Academy (Milano, Italy)
1965
Start working in Paris Join the Atelier 17 printmaking workshop (Paris, France)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
"Other Horizons" American University (Paris)
LADS Gallery (Osaka, Japan)
2015
JARFO (Kyoto, Japan)
2017
Friedrich Müller Gallery (Frankfurt)
2017
Gallery Yamaki Fine Art , Hyogo, Japan