Katharina Grosse was born in 1961 in Freiburg, Germany. After studying at the Münster Academy of Arts, she studied under Gotthard Graubner at the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts, and in 1990 acquired the Meisterschuler. Since the late 1990s, she has been using industrial paint-sprayer to create paintings composed solely of prismatic swaths of color, where space and color appear to be in harmonious unity with one another. Grosse received significant acclaim for her large-scale installation presented in 2015 at the 56th Venice Biennale. Throughout her career, she has presented mammoth installations and outdoor works that defy conventional concepts of “painting” in art museums and art projects around the world. The exhibition, Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse held in 2019 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (US), attracted much attention as a project that served to evaluate her as a pioneer of contemporary painterly expression along with the master of abstract expressionism. Stating that, “Anything can become a painting” and “Color is very important to me because it directly evokes resonance,” Grosse continues to produce and present large-scale works that appear to have been painted and left behind by giants, while continuing to update the expressions of her works on canvas and paper. Grosse currently lives and works in Berlin (Germany) and New Zealand.