Silke Otto-Knapp, Figure by Window (detail), 2008, watercolor and gouache on canvas, 39.5"x39.5". Courtesy Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles.

Silke Otto-Knapp - Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing

Silke Otto-Knapp has had recent one-person exhibitions at Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin; the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive; Greengrassi, London; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; Kunstverein Munich, Germany; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; the Banff Centre, Canada; Modern Art Oxford, UK; and Tate Britain, London.

She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Le Nouveau Pleinairisme at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec; Hilary Lloyd, Janice Kerbel, Silke Otto-Knapp at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Germany;  Dance/Draw at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Watercolour at Tate Britain, London; modern modern at the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Rendez-Vous Nowhere at the Montehermoso Cultural Center, Spain; the 9th Istanbul Biennial; and The Undiscovered Country at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Originally from Germany, Otto-Knapp has lived and worked in London and Vienna. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Hildesheim, Germany.


E-mail: silkeok@arts.ucla.edu