While animal portraits as a genre in painting already exist for a long time, the artist Katharina Schick is combining surreal pictorial worlds with the almost mundane motif of cows and in doing so creates surprising insights that do not match the expectations of the observer.
After having spent some time in other places, the artist has returned to her home town Esslingen. Since then, she is using her atelier to work on large-format paintings that form a combination of realism and the pure joy of painting. Before that, she had studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart) under Prof. Joachim Hämmerle and Prof. Cordula Güdemann from 1999 to 2005. Most recently, these artistic experiments have been rewarded with international awards.
You can read more about Katharina Schick and her works in the article “Die Kuh trägt eine Federboa” at Südwest Presse >> (german), for example.
- 1980: Born in Kirchheim/Teck
- 1996/97: GIVE-scholarship for an exchange year in the USA
- 1999-2005: Studies at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design under Prof. Joachim Hämmerle and Prof. Cordula Güdemann
- 2002: Art project at the Colegio y Lyceo Alemàn, Montevideo, Uruguay
- 2002-2006: American/English Studies at the University Stuttgart
- 2008: 2nd state examination (Staatsexamen) in Art Education
- 2010: Awarded the Prix de la Ville de Noyon – XXIII Salon d’Automne
A selection of artworks by Katharina Schick can be found here >>