Kiki Kogelnik, ‘Split Fuchsia’, 1996, Galerie Bei Der Albertina Zetter

About Kiki Kogelnik

Although Kiki Kogelnik drew her palette and materials from Pop art, she eschewed the movement’s traditionally commercial subject matter, instead making work about emerging technologies such as space travel. “I’m not involved with Coca-Cola,” she once said. “I’m involved with the technical beauty of rockets.” When she did focus on advertising, it was from a critical feminist perspective. Many of Kogelnik’s works ironically draw on fashion illustration, offering a commentary on the portrayal of women in promotional media. Her career began in Europe among the abstract, expressive painters of the Art Informel movement, such as Arnulf Rainer, and peaked in America amid such Pop art pioneers as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Austrian, 1935-1997, Bleiburg, Austria, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Kiki Kogelnik, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin
2015
The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London
2015
Kiki Kogelnik: Fly Me to the Moon, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
2014
Kiki Kogelnik: No Coca-Cola, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin