Katie Holten is an artist and activist, born in Ireland and now mainly living in the USA. In 2003, she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Nevada Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Her drawings investigate the tangled relationships between humans and the natural world. She has created Tree Alphabets, a Stone Alphabet, and a Wildflower Alphabet to share the joy she finds in her love of the more-than-human world. The ‘Irish Tree Alphabet’ was commissioned by Visual Carlow for Katie’s solo exhibition there in 2020 and was acquired by the Crawford Gallery Cork as part of its permanent collection in 2021. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Artforum, and frieze. She is a visiting lecturer at the New School of the Anthropocene. If she could be a tree, she would be an Oak. The Language of Trees is published by Elliott & Thompson in June 2023.
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