Beth Katleman’s sculptures have been described by Ken Johnson in the New York Times as “doll-sized rococo theaters of murder and domestic mayhem.” Her ornate, porcelain installations examine themes of consumption and desire. Katleman’s work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Pavilion of Art and Design/New York, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Pavilion of Art and Design/London, Design Miami/Basel, Pavillon des Art & Design, Paris, the Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.
Her work has garnered critical attention in the New York Times, The Art Economist, American Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception and Sculpture Magazine in the U.S., and inLa Tribune e Moi, Paris,The Art Newspaper, Basel, Grand Design Magazine, Shanghai, Cacao Magazine, Taiwan, and numerous other publications. Her installation, Folly, was the subject of a full-color monograph by Todd Merrill in 2011, with essays by Anthony Haden-Guest, David Revere McFadden and Sarah Archer. She is represented in the collections of the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Kohler Company, Kohler, WI, the Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC, the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT and many private collections both in the U.S. and abroad. Her sculptures have been featured in solo exhibitions at the Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY, in the Barneys New York windows and at the Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan. She is the recipient of the Pavilion of Art and Design Prize, a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation grant, a Kohler Arts/Industry Fellowship, the Watershed Generation X Award, and a residency in Cortona, Italy sponsored by the University of Georgia, Athens. Katleman holds a BA in English from Stanford University, an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MBA in Arts Management from UCLA. She has taught at Pratt Institute, New York University and Greenwich House Pottery in New York. Born in Park Forest, Illinois, Katleman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.