Image credit: The Romance (2019). Courtesy of the artist.
Katrin Hanusch is an artist based in London. She received a degree in Fine Art at the University of Art and Design Halle, Germany in 2008 and co-founded the first artist-run space dieschoenestadt in Halle in the same year. She completed her MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2014, and received a distinction for her dissertation “Shadow without object” which is concerned with the experience of her brother’s sudden death in 1998.
Since graduating, she has participated in the a-n Mentoring program, the SPACE Artist Development programme, and held residencies at Pangaea Sculptor’s Centre in Castellón Province, Spain, the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
She held the Chelsea Foundry Fellowship at the Chelsea College of Arts in 2016 and received a grant from The Eaton Fund in the same year. Katrin was shortlisted for the Jerwood Makers Open 2019, the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2015; the David Troostwyk / Matt‘s Gallery Studio Award and received the studioRCA Award, both 2014 and the Eric and Jean Cass Scholarship 2013. Katrin has exhibited across Germany, the UK and beyond.
Most recently she completed work on her new commission The Romance, a light installation for the shop window of All About Laptops, a computer business in Peckham/London. Her new commission has develop out of a real relationship with the shop manager, supplying Katrin with broken laptop screens that she modifies for her light installations.