Campaign for Ardee Bog, County Louth, Ireland

June 29 - October 6, 2019

Stance & Fall: A Wavering World, Marta Herford Museum for Art, Architecture & Design, Herford, Germany

October - November, 2019

Residency, Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, Virginia

Summer/Fall 2019

Stone Alphabet in the LANGUAGE issue of Emergence Magazine, Inverness, California, USA

2019 (Launching June 4)

Selection of T-shirts and Tote bags with five letter words written with the New York City Tree Alphabet for Treets. (5 trees planted for each purchase, made from 100% organic materials, shipped plastic-free)


Spring 2020

TREES, Emergence Magazine, California, USA

Collaboration with Forrest Gander

September - October, 2019 (TBC)

Salon, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York, USA

Celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Tree Museum


MORE TREES,  a companion publication to the book ABOUT TREES, printed using the New York City Tree Alphabet. (Working title)


Solo Exhibition, VISUAL, Carlow, Ireland


Solo Exhibition, VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany


Limited Edition Prints, Griffelkunst, Hamburg, Germany


TREE ALPHABET, Children’s picture book


New York City Tree Alphabet, New York, USA

Everyone can now write with New York City Trees. Please share your words, love letters, poems, or stories with us and we'll select some messages to plant around the city — with real trees. The New York City Tree Alphabet is available as a free font here or at

Download the New York City Trees font here.

Download the Pussy Font here.

Download the original Trees font here.

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

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


May - July, 2019 (Exhibition: June 28 - July 20)

Residency and Solo Exhibition Love Letters, Leitrim Sculpture Center, Manorhamilton, Ireland

June 8 - 30, 2019 (Opening June 9, 12 - 4pm)

Stories in Print, Rockaway Artists Alliance, New York, USA

June 7-9, 2019

Conference, Art in the Anthropocene, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

June 4-6, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit, Sorbonne, Paris, France

Spring, 2019

Residency, MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA

January 25, 2019, 12 - 5pm

New York City Tree Alphabet, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, USA

October 27, 2018 - January 27, 2019

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

2017 - 2018

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

November 13, 2018

Public Talk with Katie Holten, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

October 13 - November 4, 2018

Residency, Salmon Creek Farm, Mendocino, California, USA

September 13 - November 23, 2018

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

March 21 - May 27, 2018

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

May 2018

SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt visited Katie Holten'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  

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

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

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

Spring 2018

INAUGURAL ISSUE, 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.

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



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.