Beth Katleman’s sculptures have been described by Ken Johnson in the New York Times as “doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem.” Her ornate porcelain installations examine themes of consumption and desire.
She is represented internationally in many public and private collections, including a major commission for the Christian Dior flagship store in Hong Kong in 2013. Other public collections include the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, the Ci Kim Arario Gallery Collection, Seoul, South Korea, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Right Management, Philadelphia, PA and the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, among others.
Katleman is the recipient of the 2011 Moet Hennessey Prize at PAD, New York, a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation grant, a Kohler Arts/Industry Fellowship, the Watershed Generation X Award, and a residency in Cortona, Italy sponsored by the University of Georgia, Athens.
Katleman has garnered critical attention in La Tribune e Moi, Paris, The Art Newspaper, Basel, Grand Design Magazine, Shanghai, Cacao Magazine, Taiwan, and in the U.S. in New York Times, The Art Economist, American Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception and Sculpture Magazine, and many other publications. In 2013, Katleman was profiled by Nicole Swengley in The Financial Times How to Spend It Magazine.