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Katja Farin 

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK


Katja Farin (b. 1996, Los Angeles) works in figurative painting depicting the interactions between the subconscious and reality. The relationship between figures is uncertain; the everyday life of sitting at coffee shops, wandering in backyard gardens, answering boring phone calls becomes the backdrop for the internal dialogue with the self that comtemplates traumas, coping mechanisms, dreams and distortions. The works are dream spaces that allow the viewer to peek into the interior worlds of the figures, their relationships with the self and others. Bright colors, glowing hands and distorted bodies create the dreamlike dysphoric space that these androgynous figures embody.  They received a BA in Fine Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. Selected solo exhibitions include Friends Indeed (San Francisco), Era Gallery (Milan), Lubov (New York) and in lieu (Los Angeles). They have been included in group exhibitions at Pace Gallery Hong Kong, Alexander Berggruen (New York), Wilding Cran (Los Angeles) and Nicodim (Los Angeles).


Solo Exhibitions

2022     Counterfeit - Friends Indeed Gallery San Francisco, California 

               Near Miss - BGSQD New York, New York 

               Mistakes for Small Talk - Prior Art Space Berlin, Germany

               Soft Exit - Era Gallery Milan, Italy

2021      Growth in Absence - Era Gallery Milan, Italy

               Hum of Virtue - in lieu Gallery, May 8 - June 19

2020      Lines From Arguments - Lubov Gallery NY Mar. 14 - Apr. 26

2019       Carry, Carries, Carried - In Lieu Gallery, Los Angeles, California  Sept 7. - Oct. 5


Group Exhibitions


               “All Walks of Life” Pace Gallery Hong Kong December 15- January 18th 


2023       “Friends and Lovers” Shulamit Nazarian July 15 - August 29 Los Angeles 

               “Katja Farin, Maria Farrar, Esme Hodsoll, Alyina Zaidi” Alexander Berggruen Gallery NY, NY March 1-April 5, 2023 

               "This Oyster is Our World” COMA Gallery Sydney, Australia April/May


               "Eve Presents Second Edition" Eve Leibe Gallery London, UK 

               “THE DAY I SAW YOU: RETRATOS DE LA COLECCIÓN FUNDACIÓN AMMA               (2022-2023)” AMMA Foundation San Luis Potosí, Mexico


                 “Wunder Woman: The Female Figurative” Beers London Gallery October 23rd

                 “We Swam as Though the World Weren’t Ending” Gallery Gertrude 

                 “All Tomorrow’s Parties” Domicile (N.) Gallery July 10th - September 30th 


                 “PAPA RAGAZZE!“ Nicodim Gallery  December 12 - January 30 2021

                 “It’s a sad and beautiful world… “ Wilding Cran Gallery June 10th - July 25th 2020

                 “Drive-By-Art” (Public Art in this Moment of Social Distancing) May 30th-31st


                 “Give Plaza” - in lieu Gallery, 231 N. San Fernando,Los Angeles, CA 90031 

                 "Tchotchke”  Reservoir Coyote

                 “Juried Exhibition” The New Wight Gallery, UCLA Selected works by Lanka   Tattersall MOCA Assistant Curator


                  “Juried Exhibition” The New Wight Gallery, Selected works by Sohrab Mohebbi

                  “UCLA Scholarship Show”  New Wight Gallery Selected works by UCLA Faculty


                   “Juried Exhibition” The New Wight Gallery,  Selected works by Rita Gonzalez




2018        University of California Los Angeles BA Fine Art 

2025        University College of London: SLADE Prospective MFA Painting 




                  Hoyt Scholarship for the 2017-2018 UCLA Arts Scholarships




Dumfries House Artist Residency, September - October 2018 Dumfries House in Cumnock, Scotland. 

Dune Shack Residency, Provincetown August 2021

PPP/Oostmeijer Residency Amsterdam, Netherlands August/September 2022

Era Gallery Artist Residency May/June 2023




2023          New American Paintings #167


2021          New American Paintings #157

                  Giaume, Giulia "Tour among 10 works not to be missed at the Miart 2021 art fair"   Artribune Italy

                   Crain, Julia “Beyond Fluency-KatjaFarin?” Pique Magazine, Issue 2. Print. 

                   Antakly, Leila “Artist Katja Farin” Ninu Nina 



                   New American Paintings #151 

                   Owen, Maria “Katja Farin” The Orange Space

                   Milbrath, Claire “Katja Farin’s Lines from Arguments” Editorial Magazine. 

                   Cooper, Ashton “ArtForum Critics Pick: Katja Farin” ArtForum Magazine. 

                   Kissik, Dean “30 Under 35 of 2020: Katja Farin Reimagines Figuration” Cultured Magazine


2019           Tzvetnik “Give Plaza, a Group Show In Lieu, Los Angeles” Post. 

                   O Fluxo “Give Plaza - Group Exhibition at in lieu” Post. 

                   Voyage LA “Meet Katja Farin” Voyage LA Local Stories


2018          Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts - Hammer Museum Selected Works. 

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