Different grass sketches by Katie Holten

Katie Holten is a visual artist and resistance fighter based in NYC and working in the world.

She grew up in Ireland and studied Fine Art and History of Art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin, Cornell University in New York and Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico.

At the root of Holten’s practice is a commitment to study the inextricable relationship between Humans and Nature. Drawing is her primary research tool in visualizing the challenges. Several years ago, recognizing a potential collapse of language and a looming crisis of representation as our species adapts to life in the Anthropocene, Holten created a Tree Alphabet and published the book ABOUT TREES, offering readers a language beyond the human.