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.
She is represented in many public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including major commissions for the Christian Dior flagship stores in London and Hong Kong. Other public collections include the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, the Arario Museum, Seoul, South Korea, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Right Management, Philadelphia, PA and the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, among others.
Katleman is the recipient of the 2011 Moet Hennessey 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.
Her sculptures have been exhibited internationally in art fairs such as Art Miami, Design Miami, Design Miami/Basel, PAD Fairs in London, Paris and New York and museums including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and the M.L. de Young Museum, San Francisco among others.
Katleman has garnered critical attention in La Tribune e Moi, Paris, The Art Newspaper, Basel, Grand Design Magazine, Shanghai, Cacao Magazine, Taiwan, and in the U.S. in New York Times, The Art Economist, American Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception and Sculpture Magazine, and numerous other publications. In 2013, Katleman was profiled by Nicole Swengley in The Financial Times How to Spend It Magazine. Her installation at Christian Dior Hongkong was included in the book, Peter Marino: Art Architecture. Todd Merrill Gallery produced a full-color monograph on Katleman's work in 2011. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University, an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MBA in Arts Management from UCLA. Born in Park Forest, Illinois, Katleman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.