Katie Herzog in The New American 2.28.20

California Artist Features John Birch Society History
Written by  Steve Byas
Monday, 17 February 2020
Katie Herzog, a Los Angeles-based artist and director of the Molesworth Institute, has prominently featured some notable history of The John Birch Society (JBS) in a recent exhibition of her work. (The JBS is the parent organization of The New American.)
While it is highly unlikely that Herzog intended her art to be complimentary of the JBS, the artwork does recall some of the work of the JBS in ... (read more)

Katie Herzog reviewed in Los Angeles Times 2.12.20

Review: George W. Bush is her ‘blue boy.’ How artist Katie Herzog throws some serious shade


FEB. 12, 2020 | 9:43 AM

The first image you’ll see in Katie Herzog’s exhibition of recent work is her copy of the infamous self-portrait of George W. Bush, the former president of the United States who is now a Sunday painter, taking a shower. Herzog made just one small alteration: Her portrait is painted entirely in a chilly range ... (read more)

Katie Herzog reading and writing at Skylight Books 1.25.20

Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic (Rebel Hands Press)
Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic is a collaborative series of encaustic diptychs depicting signs in and around Los Angeles. The painter Katie Herzog teamed up with the poet Andrew Choate to paint representations of the original signs, and refracted versions of the signs with all-new text written by Choate.
This book collects all twenty-two of the diptychs as well as installation views of the original exhibition alongside several essays that approach the collaboration from different angles: Kenneth Lapatin (J. Paul ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in KCRW 1.23.20

Katie Herzog at Klowden Mann

Jan 21 - Jan 28

Klowden Mann

6023 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232 United States

On view: January 18–February 22
In the middle of Katie Herzog’s exhibition, Yankee Candle, a slumped voting booth made of soft canvas looks like an unassuming stuffed toy. The piece, Voting Booth Soft Sculpture, sets up the thesis of the exhibition: democracy is falling apart. The John Birch Society, an early alt-right organization, published a set of ideological texts called ... (read more)

Katie Herzog and Andrew Choate Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic catalogue release 10.2.19

Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic by Katie Herzog and Andrew Choate (featuring essays by Deb Klowden Mann, Kenneth Lapatin, Carol Cheh, Mace Ojala, and Blanca Pujals) is now available for preorder via Rebel Hands Press.
A special event planned at The Pop Hop on Sunday, October 13th, with words from the artists, fine art prints, and sounds by local musicians Patrick Shiroishi and Teasips to celebrate thee actual release!
The Pop Hop
5002 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042 (read more)

Katie Herzog in two-person exhibition at Sol Treasures 6.28.19

American Opinion
July 26 - August 30
Sol Treasures
519 Broadway
King City, CA 93930
Meet the Artist: August 30, 2019 4-6pm
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm
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Katie Herzog group exhibition at Wroclaw, Poland 5.21.19

Print Matters
Organized by Majka Dokudowicz and Mariusz Gorzelak
May 1 - 31
Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design
Wroclaw, Poland
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Katie Herzog in group show at Madison Public Library 3.21.19

Luck of the Draw: Vol 2
April 20th - May 29th
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
201 West Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703
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Katie Herzog in VoyageLA 3.4.19

Meet Katie Herzog
MARCH 4, 2019
Today we’d like to introduce you to Katie Herzog.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born blue. Low apgar. The first image I ever saw was the tattoo on my mom’s breast. As a child, my eyeballs were a playground for me, and I enjoyed spending time experiencing vision. A friend of my mom’s was in prison and used to send me cartoons she painted ... (read more)

Christine Frerichs, Bettina Hubby and Katie Herzog in group show at Serious Topics 2.28.19

Punk House vs. Dream House
Organized by Kristin Calabrese, Joshua Aster and Torie Zalben
March 23 - May 4

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23rd from 2-7pm

Serious Topics
1207 N. La Brea Ave. Suite 300
Inglewood, CA 90302-1214

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Katie Herzog in New University 2.12.19

February 12, 2019 |  Contributing Writer | by: Eashan Reddy Kotha
Visitors of the Contemporary Arts Gallery on Jan. 26 found a glimpse of a few thought-provoking works of art. The space was set for the Critical & Curatorial Studies MFA Thesis Exhibition: “Terms of Use,” curated by Corrie Siegel, and containing the works of Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog and The Archive of the Privatized Experience. Shortly after entering the exhibit, an unusual proposition ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group show at Dorsky Gallery 2.8.19

February 17 - April 7

Works on Paper by Skowhegan Alumni
Curated by Betsy Alwin and Steven Locke

Dorsky Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 17 from 2-5pm

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Katie Herzog in group exhibition at UC Irvine 1.17.19

Terms of Use

Works by Fiona Connor, Katie Herzog and The Archive of Privatized Experience
Jan 19, 2019 to Feb 16, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The following is a disclaimer, a contract, the rules you consent to. You are complying when you read this, or when you click a box, or when you breathe. You are participating whether you are in a space with these words or the space created by them. What are ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at San Diego County Library Spring Valley Branch 8.9.18


Exhibition, programs for youth, performances
September - November 2018

Opening: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at Anat Ebgi Gallery 8.9.18

Project Art Los Angeles
Resident Artist Exhibition

August 16-19

Opening: Thursday August 16, 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: Sunday August 19, 4-7pm

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Katie Herzog Artist Talk at Acid-Free Art Book Market 5.3.18

Saturday, May 5th
Talks and Readings in the Den
Artists in the Library 6pm
Katie Herzog, Time Schwartz, Itza Villaboy
Blum and Poe
2727 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Katie Herzog in X-TRA Benefit Auction 4.12.18

XX-TRA 20th Anniversary Benefit
Artists for X-TRA
Artworks Online
May 1–15
Party & Art Auction Closing
Tuesday, May 15
Artist List and Party Details

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Katie Herzog in group exhibition at UC San Diego 4.12.18

The Agency of Art

12 April - 17 May 2018
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Opening Reception: Thursday, 12 April, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

In the Spring, Visual Arts @ 50, our two-year long series of exhibitions marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Visual Arts Department, turns its focus from the past to the future. The Agency of Art highlights the role of Visual Arts ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at The Underground Museum 3.15.18

projectart presents
My Kid Could Do That
An exhibition featuring the childhood artwork of celebrated California artists to support ProjectArt’s mission to make arts education a right for all
Friday, April 6, 2018
The Underground Museum
3508 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Doug Aitken
Lita Albuquerque
Peter Alexander
Carmen Argote
Charles Arnoldi
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Alex Becerra
Lianne Barnes
Kelly Berg
Mattia Biagi
Louise Bonnet
Theodore Boyer
Rosie Brand
Brian Bress
Sarah Cain
Petra Cortright
Katy Cowan
Njideka ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at Soulangh Cultural Park 2.1.18

Round-trip Tainan-LA: Exhibition of LA Artists, Displaced Landscape.


Curator: Ming Turner (National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Creative Industries Design, Assistant Professor)

Artists: Marty Schnapf, Liv Aanrud, Katie Herzog and Jon-Paul Villegas

Exhibition reception: THU 8 Feb 2018 at 10:00

Exhibition venue: A1 Gallery, Soulangh Cultural Park

Exhibition date: 8 Feb to 22 April 2018 (read more)

Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Library as Incubator Project 11.1.17

Featuring: Katie Herzog
by Laura Damon-Moore
Today we are pleased to feature a recent exhibition by visual artist Katie Herzog. Katie is also the director of the Molesworth Institute, a special library devoted to the playful side of libraries and archives. Enjoy this write-up of Katie’s recent project, from the KLOWDEN MANN gallery.

“There is no way to perform architecture in a book. Words and drawings can only produce paper space, not the experience of real space. By definition, paper space is imaginary: ... (read more)

Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Wall Street International 9.27.17

Katie Herzog
9 Sep — 14 Oct 2017 at Klowden Mann in Culver City, United States

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Katie Herzog in group show at The Brooklyn Museum 9.22.17

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Katie Herzog’s Rubbing the Internet Archive in Art and Cake 9.12.17

Katie Herzog, Rubbing the Internet Archive
By Jody Zellen
The Internet Archive is a non profit digital library based in San Francisco whose mission it is to provide free public access to digitized materials, bringing “universal access to all knowledge.” Founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996 with the purpose of archiving and preserving the World Wide Web, it now has copies of over 279 billion web pages (around 17.2 billion megabytes of data). Kahle also created the Wayback Machine—an online tool that ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in Art and Cake 9.12.17

Human Resources  
By Lorraine Heitzman
Through September 10th
A cynic might say that galleries with cavernous exhibition spaces are compelled to fill their walls with over-sized works and that the quality of the art often does not justify their square footage. Sometimes these large artworks seem intended to pay the rent or fill ever-larger museum spaces. But there are those artists whose large work is necessitated by their vision and the dimensions of their artworks are justified. Such is the case with most ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at Human Resources 8.19.17


opening on 8/26 from 7:00 – 10:00pm
closing on 9/10

an exhibition of mostly large paintings, displayed salon style

Asher Hartman
Ben White
Christine Wang
Devon Tsuno
Guan Rong
Iris Yirei Hu
Jemima Wyman
John Bertel
Katie Herzog (with Andrew Choate)
Kristin Calabrese
Sarita Dougherty
Trulee Hall

Image credit: “Periodic Table of Elements” Katie Herzog, 2008, Courtesy of the artist and Klowden Mann

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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 ... (read more)

Exhibition organized by Katie Herzog at Actual Size Gallery 2.14.17

Jean Lowe Bottom Shelf Self: Trending Titles in the Civic Imaginary
Organized by Katie Herzog

February 4 - February 27
Opening Reception:
February 4
7 - 10 PM
Actual Size is pleased to present the exhibition of a new series of prints on metal by San Diego based artist Jean Lowe.  Mining the deep absurdity of language and indexical hierarchies, ideas of economy, the economy of ideas, and what it means to be a human, Lowe's handcrafted wit and painterly ruminations on capitalism occupy ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at Chapman University 2.11.17

Approaches to a Research Based Practice
Katy Herzog with Andrew Choate
Gala Porras-Kim
Candice Lin
Mona Varichon
Jenny Yurshansky
Curated by Marcus Herse
January 30 - March 5,2017
Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange CA 92866
The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University is pleased to announce EX LIBRIS – Approaches to a research based practice. Please join us for the artist reception on March 5, 2016 from 3 - 5 P.M.
With the onset of the mass mediated ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in MoveOn.org Stars of All Stripes Project 1.24.17

Harry Belafonte Star: "I was an activist who became an artist." by Katie Herzog
Stars are beacons in the night leading us to the right path. On our flag, there are 50 stars for 50 states. Artists across the country are making #starsofallstripes leading up to the January 21st #WomensMarch on Washington for a brighter future for all. This image is one in a series.
MoveOn.org is collaborating with artists across the country to create stars for their Instagram and Facebook feeds. This ... (read more)

Katie Herzog and Bettina Hubby in ACLU Benefit show at 356 Mission 1.10.17

Amplify Compassion
An Art Sale to Benefit the ACLU
Opening Jan 21st 6-9 pm
& Jan 22nd 11 am-6 pm
356 Mission Rd.
Inquiries: amplifycompassion@gmail.com

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Katie Herzog in group exhibition at UC San Diego Library 10.28.16

“Artists & Language: Celebrating 50 Years of UC San Diego’s Visual Arts”
October 24, 2016 – January 4, 2016; Geisel Library, 2nd (main) floor
Program & Reception: November 4 ● 3-5 pm ● Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Original works of art, artists’ books, and unique archival pieces from Special Collections document the intersection of art and language in the works of faculty and graduates of the Visual Arts Department. Examining the myriad ways UC San Diego artists have embraced language as a part of their art ... (read more)

Katie Herzog and Bettina Hubby in group exhibition at West Adams 8.17.16

Human Condition
curated by John Wolf
2231 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Opening Reception: October 1, 2016
October 1 - November 30, 2016
Human Condition is an immersive site-specific exhibition comprised of over forty emerging and established artists from Los Angeles, New York, and Europe within an architecturally and psychologically challenging space: an abandoned hospital, previously known as Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center. Curated and produced by John Wolf, the exhibition strives to return attention to West Adams, a culturally and historically ... (read more)

Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic Closing Celebration 7.6.16

The Unwrinkled Ear Presents Spill (Magda Mayas & Tony Buck)
A Closing Reception Celebration Concert for Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic
Saturday, July 16th, 7-9pm (read more)

Katie Herzog in PØST Fundraiser Auction 7.2.16

PØST, the experimental artist-run venue and artist curatorial project, now in its twenty-first year of supporting the art community in Los Angeles, is moving into the future as a non-profit organization.
We are hosting our first annual Fundraiser art auction and party on Saturday, July 9, 2016. We plan to launch the online auction bidding on Friday, July 1 and close on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm.
The participating artist are:
Lillian Abel, Kim Abeles, Lisa Adams, Nick Agid, Jonathan Apgar, Shagha Ariannia, ... (read more)

James Scarborough reviews Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic on The Huffington Post 6.21.16

None of Your Beeswax? Hardly.: “Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic,” Katie Herzog with Andrew Choate at Klowden Mann Gallery
James Scarborough

For this exhibition, Katie Herzog, in conjunction with writer Andrew Choate, has created a series of encaustic diptychs that plays tug of war with words that refer to things and words that in themselves are things. They chose generic Angeleno signage, unbranded, without obvious references. For each sign, Choate fashioned a sort of linguistic, Lewis Carrol-like doppelganger, which Herzog then fabricated in encaustic.
If these ... (read more)

Katie Herzog with Andrew Choate: Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic in Hyperallergic 6.14.16

Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic
When: Opens Saturday, June 18, 6–8pm
Where: Klowden Mann (6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California)
For LA-based artist Katie Herzog’s first solo show at Klowden Mann, Exegesis Eisegesis Encaustic, she collaborated with writer Andrew Choate to produce paintings that interrogate the use of language in the urban landscape. In a series of encaustic diptychs, Herzog has painted generic signs of the city, altering the text in one of the canvases to create evocative pairings. These seductive works focus on ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in Venice Art Walk 5.12.16

About Venice Art Walk
Join Los Angeles’ hottest established and emerging contemporary artists in raising over $750,000 to fund health care for the 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless patients of Venice Family Clinic.
Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions brings thousands of artists and volunteers together to provide health care to those with nowhere else to turn. Experience exceptional art and make a meaningful impact in your community at this not-to-be-missed annual event.
Hosted at Google Los Angeles, Venice Family ... (read more)

Katie Herzog Lecture at Yale University School of Art 4.27.16

12:30PM Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Katie Herzog lecture.
School of Art, Room C220, 353 Crown St., New Haven, CT, 06511   Map
Visiting Artist Painting/Printmaking.

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Katie Herzog in group exhibition at Circus of Books 3.15.16


An Exhibition, Sale, & Celebration of Circus of Books.

OPENING: Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 6—9PM

Circus of Books @ 8230 Santa Monica Blvd, W. Hollywood 90046

Since the early 1960s Circus of Books has been a veritable institution, and for over 30 years the stores in West Hollywood and Silverlake have been LA’s prime retailer of independent zines, smutty magazines and adult novelty and smoke accessories, as well as a place to cruise and buy whatever obscure product you ... (read more)

Jessica Lee Mathiason reviews Katie Herzog’s “Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48)” in Transgender Studies Quarterly 12.3.15

In Herzog’s Hands
Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48)
Forty-eight black-and-white portraits of transgender “people of letters” overwhelm the Night Gallery’s stark white walls as they wrap themselves around the exhibition space, equidistantly aligned in two horizontal rows. The gallery’s rafters and unfinished lighting fixtures complement the gritty materiality of Katie Herzog’s monochrome portraits. Through her bold lines, thick brushstrokes, and dramatic use of shadow, the details of her subject’s faces stand out. While initially struck by the sheer number and ... (read more)

Zowie Davy reviews Katie Herzog’s “Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48)” in Transgender Studies Quarterly 12.3.15

Trans Intelligentsia
A Western Pictorial?
Zowie Davy
The transgender movement and field of transgender studies are global and diverse in character; hence, they contain within them many conflicting discourses. Western calls for transgender citizenship and rights revolve around the establishment of civil identities, including birth certificate change, and legislation to enable marriage and rights to parent, foster, and adopt. Other areas include the right to freedom from psychiatric diagnosis based on gender identity, access to appropriate medical care, the right to freedom from harassment ... (read more)

Kelly Besser reviews Katie Herzog’s “Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48)” in Transgender Studies Quarterly 12.3.15

Transtextuality (Senate Bill 48)
Recovering and Reimagining Trans Histories
Kelly Besser
I met Katie Herzog in 2008 at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Echo Park when I began work with her and Allison Schulte on building the foundation’s library and archives. Our work together was inspired by the foundation’s original purpose at its inception in 1984: to preserve for posterity Tom’s vast catalog of his own drawings as well as holdings of homoerotic art by other artists (Tom of Finland ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in group exhibition at 508 Rope in Baltimore 8.29.15


Erika Blair
Katie Herzog
Shannon Kelly

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Katie Herzog in Benefit Auction for Critical Resistance 8.11.15

We are pleased to announce that Creative Resistance for Abolition -- a benefit art auction for CR-- will be going live this Wednesday August 12th on Paddle8 (preview the page today)!

Internationally acclaimed artists have donated an incredible range of work to Critical Resistance (CR) for this auction, hosted by online auction house Paddle8.  Wherever you are, help CR fuel our campaigns and projects by participating in the auction.

Funds raised will allow Critical Resistance to fight the violence of prisons, jails and police ... (read more)

Source Amnesia featured in Art News 7.25.15

‘Source Amnesia’ at Klowden Mann
Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.
Today’s show: “Source Amnesia” is currently on view at Klowden Mann gallery in Culver City, CA. The group exhibition is named for its theme, and touches upon the past, present, and authority in various forms and will be on view until August 15.



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Roberta Smith reviews Katie Herzog in the New York Times 6.10.15

Review: At NADA Art Fair, Collecting for Pleasure, Not Status
If you like your art fairs of manageable size and relaxed mood, as well as free, with a more-than-respectable level of quality, the fair of the New Art Dealers Alliance, or NADA, is for you. Especially if you don’t have, oh, $179 million, give or take several zeros, to toss around. And also if you thrill to the idea of simply taking art home in a large ... (read more)

University of Connecticut Dodd Center acquires nine of Katie Herzog’s “Cycling for Libraries Molesworth Institute Bike Jerseys” 6.9.15


Katie Herzog
Cycling for Libraries Molesworth Institute Jacket
fabric paint on polyester jacket
30.5 by 41.5 inches (framed) (read more)

Katie Herzog Featured in Art F City 5.17.15

 NADA Disappoints
by Paddy Johnson on May 17, 2015
It’s hard to shit on NADA. It’s free and the art is consistently strong. Every time I visit, I am happy for having seen good art.
This year is no different, but I left feeling a little disappointed, regardless. By NADA’s own standards, the fair felt more commercially driven. There were fewer risks being taken and the weird shit they’re known for was generally confined to a booth. Last year in ... (read more)

Klowden Mann at NADA NY 5.12.15

Katie Herzog Installation view
May 14-17, 2015
Booth: 4.08
Klowden Mann is proud to announce our participation in the fourth edition of NADA NY, with a solo presentation of work by Katie Herzog. NADA NY takes place at Pier 36, Basketball City, at 299 South Street on the East River, New York, from Thursday May 14th through Sunday May ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in Advocate 11.20.14

These 48 Trans Women and Men Changed the World
A portrait series archives the faces and contributions 48 of the Western world's most impactful movers and shakers.
By Mitch Kellaway
Especially on a somber day like the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, it's important to take a moment to also acknowledge the incredible contributions to society made by trans and gender-nonconforming individuals. In so doing, the question becomes, How do we celebrate and preserve the contributions of trans thinkers and artists?
In her acclaimed ... (read more)

Natilee Harren reviews Katie Herzog’s Transtextuality (SB48) in Artforum 7.24.13

It is an overwhelming experience to enter the installation of forty-eight tightly cropped portrait paintings of transgender men and women that makes up Katie Herzog’s solo exhibition “Transtextuality (SB 48).” The double row of black-and-white portraits encircling the small gallery confronts the viewer with too many faces to take in at a glance. The paintings—conceived of and titled as a singular work, Transtextuality (SB 48), 2013—materially and conceptually weave together a Gordian knot of disparate issues: transgender representation and identity politics, ... (read more)

Geoff Tuck reviews Katie Herzog’s Transtextuality (SB48) in Notes on Looking 7.21.13

Katie Herzog at Night Gallery
by Geoff Tuck
There is a potential to be overwhelmed when one walks into a compact gallery that is hung with close portraits. All those probing eyes, all of those objectified humans… The apotheosis of this effect may be Gerhard Richter’s 48 Portraits, a group of paintings (which were derived from encyclopedia photographs) of serious and seriously dead intellectuals. Given the time in which Richter was working, and perhaps given the artist’s inclinations, all his people are ... (read more)

Katie Herzog in KCET Artbound 6.11.13

Orlando in the Mist: The Work of Katie Herzog
Nikki Darling
Katie Herzog opens the vine-covered door to her home, a former bar located in the Glassell Park neighborhood of North East L.A., holding her small smiling daughter Wanda, who was born a sneeze before the last New Year. Wanda reaches out and touches the air beyond her brick and mortar threshold and looks at her mother, who returns the smile with a quiet coo.
Herzog, wearing what could be described as a ... (read more)

Katie Herzog featured in RISD XYZ 12.1.11

Bookworm on Wheels
Where would Dewey file this item? Last spring Katie Herzog 01 PT, a reference assistant and artist in residence at the Whittier [CA] Public Library, joined 80 librarians in northern Europe for the first ever "library conference on wheels." The 400-mile Cycling for Libraries ride from Copenhagen to Berlin was peppered with daily seminars on the future of libraries and the relationship between art and informtion- not to mention lots of cross-cultural camaraderie, culminating in the German Library Conference. Herzog represented ... (read more)

Christopher Knight reviews Katie Herzog’s Informel 8.20.10

Memory rather than vision seems to be the animating engine for Katie Herzog's paintings. The past shapes their present.
Five recent, very disparate works are at Actual Size Gallery. One playful picture shows a childhood playroom. Another is composed of rudimentary brushstrokes of yellow paint on a yellow background, loosely recalling a spectral face. A Latin inscription embroidered backward on a length of burlap is suspended like an ecclesiastical banner from another painting of a cloistered study.
Stylistically, no two works are alike. Conceptually, ... (read more)

Sandra Molina interviews Katie Herzog in Whittier Daily News 2.14.10

In her element
Whittier librarian part of women-in-art show
By: Sandra T. Molina
WHITTIER - It's not every day an artist gets two shows simultaneously. But for Los Angeles-based artist Katie Herzog, this month her work is on display at the Whittier Public Library and City Hall.
Herzog, who is a reference librarian at the Whittier facility, has a unique piece in the show, "Broad Strokes: Women in Art."
She joins the other women in the show: Lalena Vellanoweth, Maribel Avitia, Ofelia Warthen, Alexis ... (read more)

Matthew Timmons reviews Katie Herzog’s Librariana in Art Week 2.20.09

Katie Herzog at Circus Gallery
That artist Katie also works as an assistant reference librarian should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the artist's work over the past few years. Herzog's debut show, at Circus Gallery, Librariana, presents a wide range of paintings and mixed-media works including phone books woven into metal mesh, several images of books in stacks and of others arranged neatly on shelves, and canvases mutilated and manipulated in various ways.
Libraries are often the site and subject ... (read more)

Sandra T. Molina interviews Katie Herzog in Whittier Daily News 2.3.09

Libraries as art
Whittier staffer exhibits love for workplace
For most people, looking at a row of telephone books or how the sunlight plays across floor tile is not something they notice, let alone inspire a piece of art.

Not so for 29 year old Katie Herzog, a reference desk librarian whose work is on display throughout this month at the Whittier Central library. "It's a beautiful building and the big windows let a lot of light in," she said Monday as she placed ... (read more)

Katie Herzog featured in Border Crossings Magazine 6.30.06

Girl Stories
"I come from a line of storytellers and joke-tellers," Katie Herzog says as a way of explaining why her paintings look the way they so. "I do it through my work." Among her visual narratives is Elephant Walk, in which a number of naked men walking in a circle mimic the trunk-to-tail arrangement of elephants, except they use different body parts to make the connection. Not surprisingly, the painting itself was generated out of a story. "My brother was in a ... (read more)