Kiki Kogelnik

Bleiburg / Carinthia 1935 – 1997 Vienna

Studied at the University of Applied Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Gütersloh and Boeckl, 1958-60 travels to Paris, London, Rome, Ireland, Norway and New York. In Paris, she meets the American painter Sam Francis, with whom she moves to New York in 1961 and moves there with him to a joint studio.

Contacts with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and others 1966 stay in London, in the following years she commutes between Austria (Vienna, Bleiburg) and New York.

Numerous exhibitions in Austria and in the USA.

1991-92 Teaching at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg. In 1994 the first “Venetian Heads” were created in collaboration with the Berengo workshop on the island of Murano near Venice. For the first time in 1995 they were presented to a larger audience in the Österreichische Galerie im Belvedere.

Another retrospective devoted her to the Austrian Gallery in 1998, one year after her death.

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