Katarina Janečková

Born 1988 in Bratislava, Slovakia

Lives and works in Corpus Christi, TX

Katarina Janečková Walshe was born in 1988 in Bratislava, Slovakia. From 2009 to 2013, she pursued her education and received an MA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Art in Bratislava with her first solo show in 2009. She currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as New York. Inspired by the roles of masculinity and femininity, the wide availability of sexual content, and challenging the male gaze through sexual liberation, Janečková Walshe uses playful colors and characters to direct and discover the role of sexuality in the modern world. Cartoonish bears depict the virility of men while beautiful women in Rococo colors play and pose for the audience, allowing viewers to reflect on their own preconceived notions of gender roles and identity. No stranger to representing dichotomies in her work, Katarina flirts with a fantastical world based on her honest interpretations of the life she has experienced. As a European in America, Janečková Walshe is also fascinated with eccentricities of what she has witnessed from American life in Southern Texas, exploring gym culture, American masculinity, and the Southwestern landscape. With the birth of her first child and residing in a new country so different from her own, Katarina tackles the beautiful and surreal moments of day-to-day life with work that reflects these new adventures. Janečková Walshe has shown internationally in five countries with a large following around Europe and North America.

Exhibitions

Apple in the Dark

Feb 26 - Apr 3, 2022

Education

2013
Master of Fine Arts, Painting
Academy of Fine Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
2007
High School of Applied Art of J. Vydra
Dept. of Advertising Painting, Bratislava, Slovakia

Solo

2021
Secrets of a Happy Household
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
2020
Berliner Luft
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
2016
HOW TO MAKE A BEAR FALL IN LOVE
Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, IT
2015
JANECKOVA ON STEROIDS!
Atelier XIII, Bratislava, Slovakia
SALMON LOVERS
Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, DK
Bears, Catastrophes and other everyday events
NOVA Galerie, Prague, CZ
What I Really Do?
CIN-CIN Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014
So Many Fish So Little Time
SOGA, Bratislava, Slovakia
2013
Lost and Found, Between Heaven and Ground
Grossling Spa, Bratislava, Slovakia
No Pain No Gain
Flatgallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
SLOVAK GOODIES
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, NL
2012
Lone Wolf, Cub and World Champion
SOGA, Bratislava, Slovakia
2011
Exhibition of Bachelor Diploma works
PHOTOPORT-Center of Visual Arts
2010
BRUSH & BITCH
TRANZIT Hangar, Bratislava, Slovakia

Group

2022
Apple in the Dark
Harkawik, New York, NY
2020
2020 Year Of The Rat
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
2019
Paint, also known as Blood
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2018
Skins
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, NY
2017
Príbehy (o) smrti
Nitra Gellery / Nitrianska Galeria, Nitra, Slovakia
2016
Mist of Madness
Heliumcowboy, Hamburg, DE
Grand Opening in the Meatpacking District
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Arte Fiera Bologna
Studio D’Arte Raffaelli, Bologna, Trento, IT
Art Herning
Galerie Wolfsen, Herning, DK
ACT
Nova Galerie, Prague, CZ
2014
Retrospectivepreview
FRESHMEN'S, Bratislava, Slovakia
THE INFIDELS
La Trampa Gallery, Mexico City, MX
Inaugural Show
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
2013
Cesko-Slovenske Hvezdy
Galerie Miroslava Kubika, Litomysl, CZ
Master Diploma Works VSVU
Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012
VUB Painting of the Year
Dvorana Ministerstva, Kultury SR, Bratislava, Slovakia
On theThreshold
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin, DE
2011
VOLTA SHOW BASEL
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
KICK OFF
Galerie Dvoraksec, Prague, CZ
Consistent
Oravska Galeria, Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
217 Enter the Bitch Zone
ENTER Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2010
YOUNG ASS
Gallery Kressling, Bratislava, Slovakia

Awards

2012
Painting of the Year, 3rd Place
VUB Foundation Award, Brussels, BE