Katarina Janečková Walshe works across media, employing paper, canvas, bedsheets and a wide array of markmaking tools to skewer received notions of authentic culture, gender norms, sexual expression, national pride, social progress, and age-appropriate behaviors. Her process is free-ranging, improvisational and fearless, and she uses her own sexuality, motherhood, and identity as a painter as characters in the scenes she envisions. Her critical attention and transgressive methodologies have most recently been trained on the fallacies of contemporary American life, a happy outgrowth of time spent in Texas, even as her relentless commitment to social justice and the transformative and cathartic potential for figurative painting remains free of geographical site or national character.

Most recently, her pictures have been populated by women whose gendered, bountiful “mothering” has been pushed to absurd ends, whose bodies have become amalgamations of hypersexualized “cut-outs,” and whose foils are most frequently an army of randy, proud, endearing and occasionally foolhardy bears.


(Photo by Malone, Aaaron Rodriguez)

Born in 1988 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Lives and works in Corpus Christi and New York, USA.


2007-2013 MA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Art, Bratislava, Slovakia 

2004-2007 High School of Applied Art of J.Vydra (department of advertising painting), Bratislava, Slovakia


Solo Exhibitions

Motherland, Harkawik Gallery, NY, USA

Binds and Bonds, Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Maternity Vacation, Gallery Sofie van de Velde, Antwerpen, Belgium
GIVER, Odyssey Project, Cologne, Germany

Growing Season, Asia Art Centre Taipei, Taiwan
Secrets of a happy household, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin, Germany
The importance of Maintaining Flexibility, White & Weiss gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Rule of Touch and Move, Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Woods Unknown, K-Space, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Wunderwall, Antwerp, Belgium
Eyes (half-way) Open, duo exhibition with Malone.TX, AtelierXII, Bratislava, Slovakia (duo exhibition)

Bad Habits, Good Intentions, Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Berliner Luft, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Lovers After Life, Duo exhibition with Jay Miriam, Richter Fine Art, Rome, Italy

Symbiosis, K-Space, Corpus Christi, Texas

Chi Cerca Trova, Richter Fine Art, Rome      

Texas Survival Guide, Nová Galerie, Prague

How To Make A Bear Fall In Love, Studio D’Arte Raffaelli, Bologna, Trento

Janeckova On Steroids!, Atelier XIII, Bratislava, Slovakia
Salmon Lovers, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, Denmark
Bears, Catastrophes and other everyday events, NOVA Galerie, Prague
What I Really Do?, CIN-CIN Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

So Many Fish So Little Time, SOGA, Bratislava, Slovakia

Lost and Found, Between Heaven and Ground, Grossling Spa, Bratislava
No Pain No Gain, Flatgallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Slovak Goodies, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Lone Wolf, Cub and World Champion, SOGA, Bratislava, Slovakia

Photoport-Center of Visual Arts / exhibition of Bachelor Diploma works

Brush & Bitch, Tranzit Hangar, Bratislava, Slovakia 


Group Exhibitions (Selected)

The Island Called Everything, duo-presentation at The Armory Show, Harkawik Gallery, NY, USA
Daydreaming pressed against a fence, Harkawik Gallery, LA, USA
Boobs in the Arts – Fe:male Bodies In Pictorial History, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany

Apple in the dark, Harkawik, New York, USA
Watch Me Burn, Ruttkowski 68, Paris, France
Works On Paper On Fridges, Harkawik, NY, USA
Recipes for romance, Hudson House, NY, USA

Transgression throughout the Volatile world, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Animal Nitrate, Bill Arning Exhibitions, Houston, Texas, USA
NADA Artfair, Althuis Hofland, Miami, Florida, USA

2020 Year of the Rat, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, Germany
Fête Galante, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Paint, Also Known As Blood, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Animal Idealism, Harpy Gallery, New York
Ladies Of The Asel, New York and Slovakia
Art Verona, Galleria Richter, Verona, Italy

Paper Trail, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
Pairs, Rare Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
SNP, Galerie Arcimboldo, Prague
Nudes, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, New York, NY
Redness, Copper House Gallery, Dublin
Untitled Art Fair (Allouche Gallery), San Francisco
Príbehy (o) Smrti, Nitrianska Galéria, Nitra, Slovakia

COM surrogate, Richter Gallery, Rome, Italy
Drinkin’ Smokin’ Westcoastin, Think Tank Gallery, LA
Art Herning / North Kunstmesse / 40, Herning, Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

Mist of Madness, Heliumcowboy, Hamburg, Germany
Grand Opening of the Meatpacking District, Allouche Gallery, NY, USA
Arte Fierra Bologna, Studio D’Arte Raffaelli, Bologna, Trento
Art Herning, Galerie Wolfsen, Herning, Denmark
Act, Nova Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic    

Retrospectivepreview, FRESHMEN’S, Bratislava, Slovakia
The Infidels, La Trampa Gallery, Mexico city
Inaugural Show, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY 

Cesko-Slovenske Hvezdy, Galerie Miroslava Kubika, Litomysl, Czech Republic
Master Diploma Works VSVU, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia 

VUB Painting of the Year, Dvorana Ministerstva, Kultury SR, Bratislava
On the Threshold, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin, Germany 

Volta Basel, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Kick Off, galerie DVORAKSEC, Prague, Czech Republic
Consistent, Oravska Galeria, Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
217 Enter the Bitch Zone, ENTER Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 

Young Ass, Gallery Kressling, Bratislava, Slovakia