Modell Berlin, 2021, paper, 37x25x26 cm
Kathrina Rudolph lives and works in Augsburg, Germany.
She studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and Munich. In 2001 she completed with 1st State Examination of Art-Teaching and in 2002 Diploma for Fine Arts, for which she received the Debütantenpreis of the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art. In 2004 she received the HWP - grant of the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and Art. She had several artist-residencies and workshops in Finland and Bangladesh, exhibitions in Germany, Finland and Bangladesh.
In 2007 she received a research grant by Ewin und Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung for a project in Bangladesh. While travelling through the country she collected photos and interviews of women with different social background, out of which she developed several series of portraits.
In 2009 she was invited by Alliance de France in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to show her work.
In 2012 she accomplished the 2nd State Examination for Art Teaching and worked as an Art Teacher at Stetten- Institut Augsburg until 2018. Since then she works as a freelance artist.
During her studies at Fine Arts Academy she explored the techniques of medieval art, which became the base for her works for some years. These techniques she applied in a modified way by using wooden panels with a gesso grounding in a long- lasting process, elaborated by techniques as engraving, gilding and the use of self-made paint out of historical pigments. In contrast, she used press photos of international newspapers for her images, thus integrating them into the long-lasting tradition and historical meaning of painting.
This technical approach was radically changed during the last few years. During a one-month-work-stay in Berlin in 2020 she started a series of paper- made Pop-up stages. For these she collects invitation cards, flyers and all sorts of press material which she finds during her wanderings around the city. During her residency at Scope BLN she continues the project to build an installation which tells the story of her experience and approach to the City of Berlin.