September 13 - November 23, 2018 (Opening September 12, 6-8pm)

City as Ecosystem, Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, New York, USA

Group exhibition sharing work-in-progress from the Artists in Residence program at the NYC Urban Field Station

2017 - 2018

Arts and Humanities Residency, New York City Urban Field Station, New York, USA

2018 -  Ongoing

New York City Tree Alphabet, New York, USA

Soon everyone can write words, love letters, poems, or stories  "with" trees and we'll plant some of them around the city, with trees. Check here for more info or email

Emergence Magazine, Initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, California, USA

Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication featuring innovative stories that explore the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. The inaugural issue was launched on Earth Day, 2018.

    Spring 2018  

    I Bloom and Uncivilisation: Reforested published in Dark Mountain: Issue 13, UK



    October 2018

    Event to celebrate Emergence Magazine, Point Reyes Books, Point Reyes, California

    October 13 - November 1, 2018

    Residency, Salmon Creek Farm, Mendocino, California, USA

    October 27, 2018 - January 27, 2019

    Class Relations: Phantoms of Perception, Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

    September 2019

    MORE TREES.  Publication. A follow up, or companion, to the book ABOUT TREES will be printed using the New York City Tree Alphabet. (Please note: This is a working title. Another working title is: NEW YORK TREES. If you feel strongly about one or the other, or another,  please send us a message:



    Download the Pussy Font here.

    Download the Trees font here.

    About Trees: Prints available from Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin, Germany.

    About Trees: Bookavailable from Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin, Germany


    March 21 - May 27, 2018

    Power to the People, SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

    Curated by Martina Weinhart

    May 2018

    SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt visited Katie Hotlen's studio in the west village and you can read it here.

    May 14 - 18, 2018

    Economy and Society Summer School, Blackwater Castle, Cork, Ireland

    Spring 2018

    Endangered Words: A Search published in Into the Woods, Spring/Summer Issue 45, Harvard Design Magazine, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    March 10 - April 8, 2018

    Les Calanques, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France

    Curated by David Moinard

    January - February 2018

    Art & Science ResidencyCamargo Foundation in partnership with the Pythéas Research Institute and the Calanques National Park, Cassis, France

    July 21 - October 31, 2017

    Art and AlphabetHamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

    October 21, 2017

    It's Happening, Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks, Central Park (East Pinetum), New York, USA

    August 4 - 12, 2017  

    Nasty Women Dublin, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland

    July 13 , 2017

    Conversation with Paula Meehan and Susan McKeown about the book About TreesBooks Upstairs, 17 D'Olier Street, Dublin, Ireland

    Launched July 8, 2017 

    The Tree Line ProjectJames Joyce Street and the Circe Pavilion in Liberty Park on Foley Street, Dublin 1, Ireland. Curated by Mary Cremin and Oonagh Young

    May 19 - July 14, 2017  

    We The People, Solo exhibition, Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Spring 2017

    The Word for World is Still Forest, published by K. Verlag and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

    January 12 - 15, 2017

    Nasty Women, The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, New York, USA

    December 17, 2016

    Forward Union, 714 Broadway, New York, USA

    November 15, 2016

    Visiting Artist, Stanford University, CA, USA

    November 10, 2016  

    Talk: Ecology Speaker SeriesGoogle, Building 1950, Asilomar Theater, Mountain View, California, USA


    October 4, 2016

    About Trees: RelaunchBook Culture, 536 West 112th Street, New York, USA


    October 1, 2016

    Q&A with Katie HoltenBook Culture, New York, USA


    August 19 - October 16, 2016

    Hidden Viewpublic art commission for the city of Offenbach, Kulturfond Frankfurt Rheinmain, Germany


    July 27, 2016

    Katie Holten on Turning Words and Paragraphs into Whole ForestsInterview with Stephen Sparks, LITHUB


    May 19, 2016

    Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist's Invented Tree Fontby Ella Morton for Atlas Obscura


    May 10, 2016

    Artist Talk, Spike Island, Bristol, UK


    November 26 2015 - January 31, 2016

    Elective Affinities, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
    Curated by Viktor Misiano, with Katie Holten, Christiane Loehr, Elisabetta diMaggio, Vadim Fishkin.


    October 16, 2015 - January 24, 2016 

    About TreesZentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
    With Carlos Amorales, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Dion, Rodney Graham, Katie Holten, William Kentridge, Paul Klee, Ana Mendieta and others


    September 2015 

    About Treespublished by Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin, Germany

    Some reviews:

    For Naturephiles Only: A Typeface Made Of Trees, Meg Miller for FAST CO DESIGN

    Typographic Forestry and Other Landscapes of Translation, Geoff Manaugh for BLDGBLOG

    Translating Borges into Trees: An Interview with Katie Holten, Katrine Ogaard Jensen for Asymptote

    About Trees by Katie Holten, Stephen Sparks for The Improbable


    September 24, 2015

    John and Katie Holten in conversation with Jessamyn Fiore
    The Kitchen, New York
    Watch the video


    September 22, 2015

    Katie Holten and Daniel Smith in conversation
    BookCourt, Brooklyn, New York


    September 20, 2015

    BOOK LAUNCH: About Trees 
    New York Art Book Fair, The Classroom, MoMA PS1, New York
    With Will Corwin, Katie Holten, Prem Krishnamurthy, E.J. McAdams, Rachel Sussman and Aengus Woods


    September 18 - 20, 2015

    Broken Dimanche Press
    New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York


    May - June, 2015

    ResidencyBüro BDP, Berlin, Germany


    2014 - 2015

    Sunday Salons, New York


    January 31 - February 28, 2015

    A Generative LibraryBüro BDP, Berlin, Germany


    October 25 - December 19, 2014

    Prophetic DiagramsCheymore Gallery, Tuxedo Park, New York, USA
    curated by Will Corwin


    October 2014

    Walking Research Residency, Istanbul, Turkey
    Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland


    August 2, 2014

    Wanderings and WonderingsStorm King, New York 


    July 13, 2014

    Radio InterviewClocktower Radio, New York 


    April 27 - May 31, 2014

    Linea | Katie Holten and Mariateresa Sartori BOSI Contemporary, New York
    curated by Kathy Battista
    Interview with the artists
    Review in The Brooklyn Rail
    Conversation with Sarah Sze


    April 27 - May 31, 2014

    Walks, New York
    with Dan Graham, Ellen Harvey, Marie Lorenz, Eve Mosher, Daniel Smith, Richard Wentworth and others


    February 7 - April 7, 2014 

    #1 Cartagena: Biennial of Contemporary ArtMuseo Naval, Cartagena, Colombia
    curated by Berta Sichel


    8 November - 21 December 2013

    Solo Exhibition, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Review in FRIEZE D/E
    Review on


    Autumn / Winter 2013 

    Slow VisibilityFugitive Papers # 5, publication
    edited by Michaele Cutaya and James Merrigan 


    Autumn / Winter 2013

    Menu: The Shape of Time (Spud), Chapter One, Dublin, Ireland
    Ink on paper, 12 x 9 inches (a drawing for the restaurant's dinner menus)


    November 13, 2013

    Long Lunch (Feast Together), Chapter One, Dublin, Ireland
    served on plates made in collaboration with Nicholas Mosse Pottery
    organised by Ross Lewis with assistance from Michael Dempsey 


    September - October 2013

    Ten Years Laterconversation with Valerie Connor
    published in the Visual Artists News Sheet


    June 2013 

    Fugitive Papers #4publication
    edited by Michaele Cutaya and James Merrigan 


    May 2 - June 2, 2013

    Laboratorio della Vigna: ten years later, Venice, Italy


    July 1, 2013 - May 2, 2014 

    Sensing ChangeChemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
    curated by Christy Schneider and Elizabeth McDonnell


    Spring 2013 (opened April 13)

    Factory GardenCity Factory, Derry, Northern Ireland
    a VOID SITES public art project for City of Culture 2013


    February 27 - May 19, 2013 

    Changing States: Contemporary Irish Art and Francis Bacon's StudioBOZAR, Brussels, Belgium


    March 27, 2013 

    CROW Walk with Aisling O'Beirn, Mike Hogg, Gareth Austin, Gerald McGill 


    March, 2013 

    Interview with Katie Holten by Johan De Smet (radio)


    January, 2013 

    Interview with Katie Holten by Filippo De Matteis 


    December, 2012

    Making The Geologic Now edited by Smudge Studio, published by Punctum Books.
    FREE download available here


    September 11 - November 25, 2012 

    Solo ExhibitionFUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic


    May 12 - November 11, 2012 

    Light and LandscapeStorm King Art Center, New York, USA
    with Peter Coffin, Olafur Eliasson, Katie Holten, Roni Horn, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor and others
    Katie Holten discusses her work in Light and Landscape (video)


    June 15 - September 9, 2012 

    Katie Holten: Drawn to the EdgeThe Great Hall, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
    Checklist and text by Miranda Lash, exhibition curator
    A short behind-the-scenes video


    July, 2012

    Katie Holten: Drawn to the Edge - Lecture at NOMANew Orleans, USA (video)


    June, 2012

    Irish artist Katie Holten draws Edgy Louisiana Landscapes at NOMANew Orleans, USA (video)


    May 29 - August 11, 2012

    SURFACE TENSIONEyebeam, New York, USA


    April, 2012

    Timeline: A Light History of the EarthStorm King, New York, USA (video)


    Spring 2012

    The Stinging FlyDublin, Ireland (cover and inside cover)


    Spring 2012

    Abridged 0-25: SILENCEDerry, Northern Ireland (drawings)


    March - April, 2012

    Amid A Space BetweenSFMOMA Gallery, San Francisco, USA


    January 20, 2012

    LectureNew Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA


    January 12, 2012

    SalonA Studio in the Woods, New Orleans, USA


    January 5 - February 16, 2012

    ResidencyA Studio in the Woods, New Orleans, USA


    November 10, 2011 - March 11, 2012

    Streams of Consciousness: The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water
    Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, USA
    with Tony Feher, Katie Holten, Sigalit Landau, Marie Lorenz, Leslie Shows and others


    October 20, 2011 - January 20, 2012

    SURFACE TENSION: The Future of Water, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
    with Katie Holten, Fergal McCarthy, Eve Mosher, Katie Paterson, and others.


    May 27 - October 31, 2011 

    Twenty: New Irish AcquisitionsIrish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
    with Stephen Brandes, Katie Holten, Paddy Jolley, Niamh O'Malley, Alan Phelan, Garrett Phelan and others.