Katie Herzog in solo exhibition at Private Places in Portland 2.21.17
Private Places is thrilled to announce Los Angeles based artist Katie Herzog’s exhibition “Research.” Katie Herzog’s new photographic series, Research, serves as a continuation of her ongoing artistic investigation into gender and knowledge production in the civic sphere. A humorous narrative plays out through multiple photographs in various public library branches: Herzog hikes up her skirt, pulls down her underwear, and sits on the copy machine made available for public use. Drawing from a rich art herstory including Annie Sprinkle’s “Public Cervix Announcement” and Barbara T. Smith’s XEROX works, Research presents the act of representation as a systematic investigation for the advancement of human knowledge.
Katie Herzog lives and works in Los Angeles, where she serves as the Director of the Molesworth Institute, and is a Board Director for Monterey County Free Libraries. Herzog received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001, and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2005, with additional study at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Columbia University. Herzog has participated in residencies at Bblackboxx in Basel, Switzerland, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Program Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations in Berlin, Germany, and Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan. She has received an ARC Grant, and the Florence Leif Award For Excellence In Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her exhibitions in Los Angeles have been held at Monte Vista Projects, Night Gallery, Autonomie, Actual Size Gallery, and Circus Gallery among others, as well as at numerous public and commercial venues across California. In 2012, Herzog launched a large solo exhibition of her work at XEROX PARC and she has also shown work at venues in England, Philadelphia, Illinois, Canada and Mexico, including a solo presentation at NADA NY with Klowden Mann in 2015. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Tom of Finland Foundation, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut, as well as numerous private collections, and has been written about extensively in publications such as Artforum, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and New American Paintings. A comprehensive discussion of her series Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48) was included in the recent TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly from Duke University Press. Katie Herzog is represented by Klowden Mann Gallery in Culver City, CA.