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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Katja Fritzsche

Katja Fritzsche Faith


Master metalworker and glass artist, Katja Fritzsche’s sculptural work is both luminous and stalwart; the work reveals references to both antiquity as well as nature, especially in her use of stylized deer and gazelle heads as part of indoor and outdoor constructions. Fritzsche’s work expertly balances the duality between the ruggedness of metal and the ethereal quality of glass.

Fritzsche discusses her inspiration: “The opposing tension and breadth of many human characteristics are shared by animals — strength/fragility, stability/flight, grace/boldness, aggression/submission. I am inspired by their life expression of grace, strength, beauty and raw sensuality. By exploring the architecture of animal’s heads and their bodies with glass, steel and other materials, I bring them into our lives and our shared emotional states. The sculptures are extensions of ourselves.

As a child I experienced the tension of opposing worlds — the rough rawness of the South Chicago steel mills, the stark beauty of Chicago’s architecture, and the sensuality of animals portrayed in the halls of taxidermy in Chicago’s Museum of Natural History. I see myself strongly attracted both by man’s industrial mastering of materials and by the untouched nature of the Southwest, my present home.”

1996 MFA, Glass, NY College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY
1992 BFA, Sculpture & Glass, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1992 Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC
1992 The International School of Art, Umbria, Italy

Selected Exhibitions
2013 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2012 Mesa Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
         Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
         Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2011 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
         Museo Gallery, Langley, WA
         Janine Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
         Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Museo Gallery, Langley, WA
2007 Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL
         Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis, MO
2006 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
         Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2001 R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
         William Traver Gallery, Endurance, Seattle WA
         Ann Reed Gallery, Art with Content, Ketchum ID
         SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2000 R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
         Bainbridge Arts Center, WA
         Davis Dominguez Gallery, Ketchum ID
         William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA



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