Katarina Janečková Walshe

Born 1988 in Bratislava, Slovakia

Lives and works in Corpus Christi, TX, and New York, NY

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 second 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

Works on Paper on Fridges

Aug 12 - Sept 6, 2022

Apple in the Dark

Feb 26 - Apr 3, 2022

Selected Works

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

2022
Binds and Bonds
Althuis Hofland, Amsterdam, NL
Maternity Vacation
Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE
GIVER
Odyssey project, Cologne, DE
QUISIERA ALIMENTARLOS A TODOS
Herclique venue/Zona Maco, CDMX, MX
2021
Growing Season
Asia Art Center, Taipei, TW
Rule of Touch and Move
Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA
Woods Unknown
K-Space, Corpus Christi, TX
The Importance of Maintaining Flexibility
White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava, SK
Eyes (Half-Way) Open
Atelier XIII, Bratislava, SK
A Secret of Happy Household
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
2020
Berliner Luft
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
Bad Habits, Good Intentions
Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, NL
Lovers After Life
Richter Fine Art, Rome, IT
2019
Symbiosis
K-Space, Corpus, Christi, TX
2018
Chi Cerca Trova
Richter Fine Art, Rome, IT
2017
Texas Survival Guide
Nová Galerie, Prague, CZ
2016
HOW TO MAKE A BEAR FALL IN LOVE
Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, IT
2015
JANECKOVA ON STEROIDS!
Atelier XIII, Bratislava, SK
SALMON LOVERS
Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, DK
Bears, Catastrophes and other everyday events
NOVA Galerie, Prague, CZ
What I Really Do?
CIN-CIN Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2014
So Many Fish So Little Time
SOGA, Bratislava, SK
2013
Lost and Found, Between Heaven and Ground
Grossling Spa, Bratislava, SK
No Pain No Gain
Flatgallery, Bratislava, SK
SLOVAK GOODIES
Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, NL
2012
Lone Wolf, Cub and World Champion
SOGA, Bratislava, SK
2011
Exhibition of Bachelor Diploma works
PHOTOPORT-Center of Visual Arts
2010
BRUSH & BITCH
TRANZIT Hangar, Bratislava, SK

Group

2022
Watch Me Burn
Ruttkowski 68, Paris, FR
Apple in the Dark
Harkawik, New York, NY
Recipes for romance
Hudson House, NY
2021
Transgression throughout the Volatile World
Asia Art Center, Taipei, TW
Animal Nitrate
Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston, TX
NADA artfair
Althuis Hofland, Miami, FL
2020
2020 Year Of The Rat
Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, DE
Fête Galante
Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019
Ladies of the Easel
New York and Slovakia
Animal Idealism
Harpy Gallery, New York, NY
Paint, also known as Blood
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Art Verona
Galleria Richter, Verona, IT
2018
Paper Trail
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Pairs
Rare Gallery, Dublin, IE
SNP
Galerie Arcimboldo, Prague, CZ
Nudes
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn ,NY
Redness
Cooper House Gallery, Dublin, IE
Untitled Art Fair
Allouche Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Skins
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, NY
Príbehy (o) smrti
Nitra Gellery / Nitrianska Galeria, Nitra, SK
2017
COM surrogate
Richter Fine Art, Rome, Italy
Stand Still
Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Drinkin' Smokin' Westcoastin
Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Herning/North Kunstmesse
Herning, Aalborg, DK
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, SK
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, SK
2012
VUB Painting of the Year
Dvorana Ministerstva, Kultury SR, Bratislava, SK
On theThreshold
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin, DE
2011
VOLTA SHOW BASEL
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Basel, CH
KICK OFF
Galerie Dvoraksec, Prague, CZ
Consistent
Oravska Galeria, Dolny Kubin, SK
217 Enter the Bitch Zone
ENTER Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2010
YOUNG ASS
Gallery Kressling, Bratislava, SK

Awards

2017
2nd place at Gruppo Euromobil Award / Premio Under 30
Arte Fiera Bologna, IT
2012
Painting of the Year, 3rd Place
VUB Foundation Award, Brussels, BE