Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Holidays 2010

Small Figure #47, 10x8

I hope you are enjoying the quiet times between the years as much as I do.
My new work is on it's way to Miami; Red Dot opens tomorrow, Tuesday 11/30. More news and pictures are posted on the Hang Gallery website.

I will spend part of this winter traveling but feel free to email me- also, my studio is still open by appointment.

See you in 2011. All the best and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 12, 2010

new series - Riverbank

Riverbank #13

This is the first finished piece from the Riverbank series, 12x9, oil on canvas.
All other paintings will be the same size or larger, up to 42x48.
Based on pictures and sketches of people spending time by the river.
The Seine, actually. In May, in Paris.

new work- Small Figures Nov 2010

These are from models, from memory and from family pictures... wherever I could find interesting postures. Studying the figure for the new series- Riverbank.





Woman in Purple Chair




Berlin 1967 #3










Sunday, October 3, 2010

new work, fall 2010

I have been working on new figurative work this fall. The first Small Figures are just getting done. I have no pictures yet but will show about 25 new pieces at Open Studios next weekend.

Open Studio next weekend, October 9 & 10 2010

studio will be open to the public next weekend and you are cordially invited. In fact, ALL studios in the Mission will be open, so take a stroll through this fascinating neighborhood, enjoy great food and see some major San Francisco Art studios in no time. Hundreds of artists will be showing a range of everything there is.

Please join me on the evening of Friday,
October 8 for a preview from
6PM - 8 PM.
Open Studios all day Saturday and Sunday,
October 9 & 10,
11AM - 6PM

Find me at:
Katja Leibenath
1890 Bryant Street Studios
Bryant St @ Mariposa
Studio #211
San Francisco

This is a free event and most venues are suitable for kids and dogs on leashes.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


This is the new Clint Eastwood movie - with some of my artwork in it... check it out:

Within their selection of art from Hang Gallery, Warner Bros. had three or four of mine when they were filming in San Francisco earlier this year. I don't know if or when they show up in the actual movie and it was pure luck that City Sky #21 is so visible in the trailer.

summer #1

summer #2

summer #3

summer #4

All pieces are sold. If you own one of them, you must go see the movie for sure.
Will be in theaters October 22 2010.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thank you all for a great show

The Genius Loci show has come down, I am working on new figures and am almost back to my painting routine after the summer break.
The Opening was amazing, I can't believe how many of you came, thank you thank you! I don't have many photos, unfortunately, so if someone happened to take some by any chance, please email them to me.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Genius Loci - Opening this Thursday!

You are cordially invited to the opening of my first solo show at Hang Art in San Francisco:

Please join me at the gallery on Thursday, September 2 at 567 Sutter Street, for the reception from 6-8PM.

You can find more details on my website- I look forward to seeing you!

China Basin #70 48 x 36 unframed

China Basin #69 36 x 48 unframed

China Basin #68 48 x 36 unframed

China Basin #67
36 x 48 unframed

China Basin #65 36 x 36 unframed

China Basin #64 36 x 36 framed

China Basin #63 30 x 40 framed

China Basin #62 30 x 30 unframed

China Basin #61 30 x 30 unframed

China Basin #60 30 x 30 unframed

China Basin #5930x30unframed

China Basin #5830x30

China Basin #57 30 x 30 unframed

China Basin #56 30 x 30 unframed

China Basin #55 30 x 24 framed

China Basin #54 30 x 24 framed

China Basin #53 16 x 12 framed

China Basin #52 10 x 8 framed

China Basin #51 6 x 6 framed