< Kathrin Sehl



Born and raised in Ulm, Germany, Kathrin Sehl studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne where she received her Diploma Degree in 2001. Since then she has lived in Cologne and did an assistence and collaboration with the artist Peter Zimmermann. During this time she had a number of group and solo exhibitions, including a scholarship in Ringenberg Castle, Hamminkeln in 2007 and an inclusion in the Art Collection NRW, Kornelimünster.


1996-2001 Study at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany
2007 Scholarship in Ringenberg Castle of the Staatskanzlei Nordrhein-Westfalen
2007 Art Collection NRW, Alte Reichsabtei Kornelimünster

2022 Osten Biennial of Drawing, Skopje
2015 Teheran Mon Amour, Galerie Royal, Munich
2013 b2_ lädt ein, Galerie b2_, Leipzig
Kunstbox, Kulturort Depot, Dortmund
polylines, Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2012 5 Jahre Baustelle Schaustelle, Essen
2011 Kunstverein projektraum-bahnhof25, Kleve
Ja schade, war echt ne schöne Stadt, Galleri Van Bau, Vestfossen, Norway
2009 Orizon, Mayerhof, Niederwaltenreith, Austria
Stapelhaus BBK (with Andreas My), Cologne
Wälsungenblut (with Christoph Sehl), Rauchsalon, Vienna, Austria
2008 Rhythmus, Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden
Baustelle Schaustelle (with Anneke Ingwersen), Essen
2007 Schlossstrasse, Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln
Steps & Stairs, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2006 Carte Blanche, BLAST Projektraum, Cologne
stacks, Kernen i.R.
2005 KölnKunst7, Colonius Carre, Cologne
Monte Carlo, Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne
2003 skop jaune, Lupe 2, Cologne
2002 Trüffeln, Galerie Projektraum, Cologne
2001 Tagwerk in Situ, Trinitatiskirche, Cologne


In my work, I am interested in the interplay between two- and three-dimensionality, the tension between different volumes, as well as the dialog of surfaces that remain white and their arrangement between the motifs.
This determines my working process – a progression from photography to drawing to computer painting and backwards.
By combining form and material, which I channel through different media tools, I achieve a chaos, which I in turn try to dissolve. Through reduction and overloading, I arrive at new pictorial and sculptural events – in both analog and digital painting: a lovingly inflationary confusion.