Katie Holten

Katie Holten is an artist and activist. 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. 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.

Praise

  • An appealing, celebratory offering with an urgent message.

    —Kirkus Reviews

  • Unmissable.

    —LitHub

  • A masterpiece. Katie Holten’s tree alphabet is a gift to the printed world.

    —Max Porter, author of Grief Is a Thing with Feathers