Born 1980, Montreal, Canada
Lives and Works in London, United Kingdom

2008 MFA, Columbia University, New York, USA
2002 BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

Allison Katz: WESTWARD HO!
, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, USA

Posters 2012-2021, Canada House, London, UK
Artery, Camden Art Centre, London, UK

Artery, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
While life is in your body, you have the rein of all thoughts in your hands
, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA (Online)

Monograph & Graphics
, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

Traforati 2019, Torre Bonomo, Spoleto, Italy

Diary w/o Dates, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, England
fig-futures 1/16, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England
Muse with a Short Fuse, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
Period, Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

Posters, Billedrommet, Tønsberg, Norway

AKA, Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy
We boil at different degrees, The Approach, London, England

All Is On, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Allison Katz and Eva LeWitt, Malraux’s Place, New York, NY
Fig-2 47/50, ICA Studio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England*

Adele, Piper Keys, London, England
Rumours, Echoes, BFA Boatos, São Paulo, Brazil

Perra Perdida (with Camilla Wills), Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico
Regardless, Laura Bartlett, London, England
The Thames started moving. Someone in Oxford is running a bath, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

Daymark, 1857, Oslo, Norway
Postcard from…Allison Katz, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy (citywide billboard commission)

The Parts, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
To the People of Montreal (with Alex Kwartler), Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

Le Tit, Rachel Uffner, New York, USA

Ruthless in Chalk Farm, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada*

No Melody Harder (with Jessica Williams), Thierry Goldberg, New York, USA

* denotes that a catalogue was published with this exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions

Op scherp,
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands (forthcoming)

, Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy
Baroque, Champ Lacombe, Biarritz, France
ON LIVING – WITH TASTE, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, UK
MONOCHROMES (based on an idea by Fredrik Værslev), Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany

The Milk of Dreams
, curated by Cecilia Alemani, 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

House of Perception, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
The Imaginary Sea, Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Plus One, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA

Palama, MANIFESTA 13, Marseille, France (permanent installation)
This Corrosion, Modern Art, London, England

Slow Painting, Hayward Gallery, London, England; Leeds Museum and Art Gallery, Leeds, England; The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, England *

Artists I Steal From, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, England*
City Prince/sses, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Maskulinitäten, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
One If by Land, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
Paint, also known as Blood: Women, Affect and Desire in Contemporary Painting, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
To Make the Stone Stony, Golsa, Oslo, Norway

The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit, Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico
Nightfall, Mendes Wood, Brussels, Belgium
Nothing Will Be As Before, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
The Rest, Lisson Gallery, New York, USA
Splendor Solis, The Approach, London, England

All Day Breakfast, Reading International at Munchees, Reading, England
I go, you go, good to go, Unclebrother, Hancock, USA
Sputterances, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
Teenscape, SCHLOSS, Oslo, Norway
That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920–Today, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, England

A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles, USA
DAS INSTITUT (DAS INSTITUT and Allison Katz), Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, England
The Discovery of a Leak in the Roof of Marcel Breuer’s Wellfleet Summer Cottage on the Morning of
September 6, 1984, Off Vendome, New York, NY; Commercial Street, Provincetown, USA
Fredrik Vaerslev: All Around Amateur, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Intensive Nesting, Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Sex and the City, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany

Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
Dredgers on the Rail (DAS INSTITUT and Allison Katz), Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, USA
Kleenex Rose, Bodega, New York, USA
No Joke, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
Off Cardinal Points
(DAS INSTITUT and Allison Katz), Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany
The Violet Crab, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England

As a Body, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Casa La Taza Blanca, Gallery Peacetime at Pool, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Congratulations On Your Ugly Handwriting, Basement Roma, CURA, Rome, Italy
Dizionario di Pittura, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
July, The Approach, London, England
Last Seen Entering the Biltmore, South London Gallery, London, England
Puddle, Pothole, Portal, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA
A Slight Oscillation of the Poles, Marquis Dance Hall, Istanbul, Turkey

Gaylen Gerber (DAS INSTITUT and Allison Katz), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
I Am The Magic Hand, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, USA
Noisy Spaghetti, Fauna, Copenhagen, Denmark
Notes on Neo–Camp, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium; Studio Voltaire, London, England
The Room and Its Inhabitants, Susan Hobbs, Toronto, Canada
Sense and Sensibility, SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy
The Stairs, Algus Greenspon, New York, USA
Tussie–Mussie, 1857, Oslo, Norway

Gaylen Gerber, John Henderson & DAS INSTITUT with Allison Katz, Family Business, New York, USA
Les Biches, Clearing, Brooklyn, USA
Steel Life, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, USA
Very Abstract and Really Figurative, Emmanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria

Channel to the New Image, Petzel, New York, USA
Tai Shani: The 144th Collapse of the Double Life Flexing Surface, Tate Britain, London, England (paintings for Tai Shani performance)

Human Arrangement, Rachel Uffner, New York, USA
Kehraus: Abschied von stabilen Wänden, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany (as It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You)

Basso Broadway, New York, USA (performance as It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You)
Nothing is exciting. Nothing is sexy. Nothing is not embarrassing, Mumok –Museum Moderner Kunst, Austria
Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria (performance as It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You)
When You See Me Again It Won’t Be Me/This is the Announcement, Smith–Stewart Gallery, New York, USA (performance as It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You)
When You See Me Again It Won't Be Me/Would You Like Some Coffee?, The Unfair Fair, Loto–Arte, Rome, Italy (performance as It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You)

Evas Arche und der Feminist No. 8, Passerby, New York, USA (performance as It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You)

Awards and Honors

Pompeii Commitments, Digital Fellowship, Pompeii, Italy

Shortlist, Max Mara Art Prize for Women, London, England

Artist in Residence, Torre Bonomo, Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy

Artist in Residence, Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy

Artist in Residence, Robert Lehman Art Centre at Brooks School, Andover, MA

Emerging Artist Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

Artist in Residence, Brucebo Foundation, Gotland, Sweden

Selected Bibliography: books and exhibition catalogues

Godfrey, Mark, 'File Note 137: Allison Katz', London: Camden Art Centre, 2022, ill. (exh. pamphlet)

Allison Katz, exh. cat. Geneva: JRP Editions, 2020.

“Allison Katz, Traforati.” In Mahler-LeWitt Studios, 76-81. Spoleto: Mahler-LeWitt Studios, 2019.
Barrington, Alvaro. Artists I Steal From, exh. cat, 100-101. London: Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, 2019.
“Roundtable.” In Slow Painting, exh. cat, 73-79, 146-152. London: Hayward Gallery, 2019.

Katz, Allison. “I Will Write a Poem about Nothing, c. 12th Century, William of Aquitaine.” In The Annotated Reader, 277. London: Ryan Gander Studio, 2018.

Katz, Allison, and Philip Coulter. “Out of Hand.” In Kerstin Brätsch: Innovation, exh. cat., 289-296. Cologne: Konig, 2017.

“Teeps and Gutters: Sanya Kantarovsky in Conversation with Allison Katz.” In Sanya Kantarovsky: No Joke, 42-121. Cologne: Konig, 2016.
Üstek, Fatoş. “47/50 Allison Katz.” In Fig-2: 50 projects in 50 weeks, exh. cat., 198-201, 277-278. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016.

Wills, Camilla, ed. Love Your Parasites, 17, 28-29, 60-63. Paris: Paraguay Press, 2015.

Berfond, Lindsey. “Allison Katz.” In Puddle, pothole, portal, exh. cat., 60-61. Long Island City: SculptureCenter, 2014.
Katz, Allison. “What Is at Hand ?” In Kerstin Brätsch: Unstable Talismanic Renderings, 181-205. New York: Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, 2014.

Jauregui, Gabriela, Allison Katz, and Camilla Wills. Leash Seeks Lost Bitch. Brooklyn: The Song Cave, 2013.
Katz, Allison. “Morning Verses.” In Cadavre Quotidiano, 92-94. Los Angeles: X-Tra Editions, 2013.
———. “Window – Insert.” In The Happy Hypocrite – Freedom, no.6, 65. London: Bookworks, 2013.

Katz, Allison. “The Not, the Eye, the Trick.” In Charline Von Heyl, 34-40. Lyon: Editions Les Presses du Réel, 2011.

Allison Katz: Ruthless in Chalk Farm
, exh. cat. Montreal: Battat Contemporary 2009.
Gioni, Massimiliano, Laura Hoptman and Lauren Cornell. Younger than Jesus Artist Directory, 260. New York: Phaidon, 2009.

Selected Bibliography: periodicals

Brugerolle, Marie de. “Post-Performance Painting: The Bad, the Worse, the Better…Style as a Weapon.” Mousse, no. 73 (Fall 2020): 208-215.
Carey-Kent, Paul. “Slow Painting.” Art Monthly, no. 434 (March 2020): cover, 33-34.
Maitland, Hayley. “5 Leading Female Artists On Their Daily Routines & How To Be More Creative Now.” British Vogue, 10 March 2020,
Sironi, Marta Orsola. “Il vocabolario visivo di Allison Katz.” ATP Diary, 22 September 2020,
Watts, Jonathan P. “What 2020 Taught Us About Smell.” Frieze, 3 December 2020,

Katz, Allison. “An Homage to Adele Röder.” Frieze, no. 200 (January-February 2019): 174-175.
Sanader, Daniella. “Allison Katz: Diary w/o Dates.” Esse, no. 95 (Winter 2019): 104–105.

Doucet, Emily. “Synthetic Deconstruction; The Many-Tiered Art of Allison Katz.” Border Crossings, no.146 (June 2018): 50-56.
Katz, Allison. La Lettura no. 369, 16 December 2018, cover.
Kramer, Maya. “With Shanghai’s Busiest Art Month Underway, Highlights of the Best Exhibitions in Town.”, 6 November 2018.
Mclaughlin, Rosanna. “Allison Katz: Posters.” The White Review, no. 23: cover, 31-46.
McQuaid, Cate. “Flattening Time’s Tides; A ‘Maid’ Made in the Shade.” Boston Globe, 31 May 2018, G3.
Reynolds, Pamela. “Allison Katz – At MIT’s List Center- Plays For Time.”, 17 May 2018.

Sharp, Chris. “Theory of the Minor.” Mousse, no. 57 (February-March 2017): 224-231.

Bell, Kirsty. “Choice & Chance.” Frieze, no. 178 (April 2016): cover, 92-95.
Bombelli, Illaria. “Allison Katz’s ‘AKA’.” Art Agenda, 16 March 2016,
Frenzel, Sebastian. “Neue Malerei.” Monopol, no. 10 (October 2016): 50-64.
Goldstein, Andrew. “10 of the Best Artworks at Art Basel 2016.”, 15 June 2016.
Herbert, Martin. “Ten Shows to See in March.” Art Review, March 2016.
Lewin, Rebecca. “Invisible Worlds: Allison Katz.”, December 2016.
Mazzucchelli, Kiki. “Allison Katz: We boil at different degrees.” Art Review, December 2016, 109.
Ponzano, Giulia. “5 Exhibitions to See in October in London.” ATP Diary, 22 October 2016.
Ravasi, Marta. “Interview with Allison Katz.” ATP Diary, 29 February 2016,
Rosenberg, Karen. “10 Standout Painters to Discover From Independent New York 2016.”, 3 March 2016.
Valacchi, Maria Chiara. “Critics’ Picks: Allison Katz.” Artforum, March 2016,

Enright, Robert. “The Pleasure of Doubt: An Interview with Allison Katz.” Border Crossings 34, no. 3 (August 2015): 56-60.
Gage, Alexandra. “Allison Katz: The Artist’s Artist.” Town and Country, Spring/Summer 2015, 94.
Heinrich, Will. “Allison Katz: Human Affections, Vivid Embodiments.” In The New York Art Scene: A Takashi Murakami Project, Bijutsu Techo 67, no. 1025 (October 2015): 80-81.
Hoffmann, Annette. “Von Wüsten, Anspielungen und Schwänen.” Badische Zeitung, 20 September 2015, S23.
Katrib, Ruba. “Allison Katz: Pungent Painting.” CURA, no. 20 (Fall 2015): cover, 50-51.
Loeffler, Frances. “Interview with Allison Katz.” The White Review, September 2015,
Mclaughlin, Rosanna. “Allison Katz.” BOMB, 9 March 2015,
Prince, Mark. “Allison Katz: Kunstverein Freiburg.” Art in America, December 2015, 164.
Roeschmann, Dietrich. “Alles ist in Bewegung.” Badische Zeitung, 21 September 2015, S7.
Smith, Roberta. “15 Groups Shows Not to Miss.” New York Times, 30 January 2015, C27.

Black, Sebastian. “Regarding Allison Katz.” Art in America, May 2014, 138-139.
Cwyner, Kari. “Perra Perdida.” Metropolis M, 3 February 2014,
Markus, David. “Regardless.” Flash Art 47, no. 294 (January/February 2014): 101.
Sharp, Chris. “Bad Painting Gone Wrong.” Metropolis M, no. 4 (August/September 2014): cover, 38-43.
Watts, Jonathan P. “Adele.”, 28 March 2014.

Feiss, Ellen. “A Dandy Flavor.” Texte Zur Kunst, no. 91 (September 2013): 218.
Heinrich, Will. “’I Am the Magic Hand’ at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.” The New York Observer, 11 June 2013,
Hemmingsen, Ann Lisbeth. “Floristisk kryptografi.” Billedkunst, 3 April 2013.
Little, Henry. “Notes on Neo–Camp.” This is Tomorrow, 24 June 2013,
McLean–Ferris, Laura. “Notes on Neo–Camp.” Frieze, no.155 (May 2013): 227.
Scrimgeour, Alexander. “Notes on Neo–Camp.” Artforum 52, no. 3 (November 2013): 142.
Smith, Roberta, “‘I Am the Magic Hand’; Antony: ‘The Cut’.” The New York Times, 28 June 2013: C24.
Steadman, Ryan. “Critic’s Picks: I Am the Magic Hand.” Artforum, July 2013,
Ulekleiv, Line. “1857 sier det med blomster.” Kunstkritikk, 16 April 2013,

Esteve, Natalie. “Top 10 Summer Shows: 'Synesthesia'.” Kaleidoscope, 24 July 2012.
Harris, Gareth. “Satellite Fairs Pull in New Dealers and Collectors.” The Art Newspaper, no. 237, June 2012.
McGarry, Kevin. “Steel Life.” Art Agenda, 20 July 2012,
Sharp, Chris. “Allison Katz.” Kaleidoscope, no.17 (Winter 2012-2013): 14-19.

Perez, Ashley. “Allison Katz: Artist Profile.” MISC Magazine 1, no.1 (Spring 2011): 93.
Slutsky, Mark. “Power Moves.” Montreal Mirror, 28 April 201, 45.

“Allison Katz.” The New Yorker, 5 July 2010, 11.
Smith, Roberta. “Allison Katz: ‘Le Tit.’” The New York Times, 2 July 2010, C19.
———. “It’s Not Dry Yet.” The New York Times, 28 March 2010, AR1, 20.
Wolf, Alexander. “Le Tit.” Modern Painters, 27 May 2010,

“Critic’s Pick Best in Painting: Human Arrangement.” Time Out New York, 23 July 2009, 57.
Jackson, Sascha. “Ruthless at Battat.” Montreal Mirror, 30 April 2009, 40.
Kee, Christina. “Allison Katz: Ruthless in Chalk Farm at Battat Contemporary.” Art Critical, 26 June 2009,
Markus, David. “Allison Katz: You Talk Greasily.” Brooklyn Rail, April 2009,

“Goings On About Town: ‘No Melody Harder’.” The New Yorker, 3 September 2007.
Kelsey, John. “Best of 2007.” Artforum 46, no. 4 (December 2007).
Kugel, Seth. “Summer’s Seven-Day Week.” The New York Times, 29 July 2007,