Lives and works in Berlin, DE              



2008-2011 Royal Academy Schools, Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, London, U.K.

2004-2008 Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, BA (Hons) Fine Art, U.K.



2017     Parties and Days, Bar4000, Chicago, IL

           From Off to On, two-person exhibit with Zoe Nelson, Yellow Door Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2013     Acid Blush, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2011      RA Schools Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.

2010     Got the Blues for Red, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

           Resist & Shine, two-person exhibit with Sophie Michael, The East Room, London, U.K.



2018 Holographic Body, Baby Blue Gallery, Chicago, IL

Curatorial Part Uno, Alte Münze, Berlin, DE

2017     Ex Roma IV, APT Gallery, London, U.K.

           Inaction, curated by Sophie Michael, Watch-It Gallery, London, U.K.

           Echoes, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015     Terrain Biennial, Chicago, IL, USA

2014     I Cheer A Dead Man’s Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, U.K.

2013     Please Be Quiet, British School at Rome, Italy

           Woman’s Hour, HorizonVerticaal, Haarlem, Netherlands

           March Mostra, British School at Rome, Italy

2012     Abstract Critical Newcomer Awards, Kings Place Gallery, London, U.K.

2011      Night Shift, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London, U.K.

           Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.

2010     Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.

2008    Ascension, Simon Oldfield at St Barnabas House, London, U.K.



2012-2013    Abbey Scholarship in Painting, a 9-month residency at the British School at Rome, Italy

2011 .          Royal Academy Gold Medal for Excellence

2011            British Institution Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition



2014-2019 Lecturer, Department of Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2012            Visiting Artist (lecture), Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa

2011             Visiting Artist (lecture and tutorials), Brighton School of Art, Brighton, U.K.

2011             Visiting Artist (lecture and tutorials), Chelsea College of Art, London, U.K.

2011             Visiting Artist (lecture and tutorials), Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

2009-2011    Tutor, Slade Summer School and Short Courses



2017 .    "Katy Kirbach: 'Parties and Days' at Bar4000" by Nicole Mauser, Chicago Artist Writers

2017 .    "Banish the Thought / Marry the Night " by Matt Morris, essay for Parties and Days at Bar4000, Chicago

2014 .    "Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff Feature in New De La Warr Pavilion Exhibition", Artlyst, 27 January 2014

2013 .    "Acid Blush" by Sara Knowland, essay for Acid Blush at Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm, SE

2012 .    "Abstraction Again?" by Charles Darwent, Abstract Critical, 23 March 2012

2011 .     "Night Shift" by Emily Gosling, DesignWeek, 30 August 2011