Karin Batten

Karin Batten

New York City, NY, United States

About Karin Batten

January 2019 and 2002 I was Awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in Painting, and an Artists’ Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Director at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York City from 2016-2019, to present curator/jurist.

I was born in Hamburg, Germany and live and work in New York City. I show with the June Kelly Gallery, NYC. I have shown my work in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and in the United States.
In my travels throughout Europe, the Americas, India, Russia, and North Africa I draw and take photographs of the natural world. From these references I create mixed media paintings. I explore abstraction and representation and focus on the point of balance where the two worlds meet.



St.Martins/Central School-Diploma
Hunter College of NYC-MFA,


Solo Exhibition, NEW PAINTINGS, March 6th - May30th 2020. Opening: March 6th, 6-8pm. June Kelly Gallery. 166 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012.
Curated exhibition "HOTSPOTS: Brooklyn, New York, Zürich". March 31st - April 15th 2017 | Westbeth Gallery, New York.
July 6, 2016
Article by Martica Sawin

My Painting "Hello World" has been featured in the
San Fransisco Peace and Hope Magazine!
July 14, 2014 and also in July 2017 and 2018

TransCultural Exchange, 2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, April 7 - 10, 2011, Boston


Solo Show, NEW PAINTINGS, at June Kelly Gallery, NYC,
March 6th 2020 to July 31st, 2020.
Solo Show, TURNING TIDE, at June Kelly Gallery, NYC since 1988 through 2018.
Solo Show, June 2016 at June Kelly Gallery, NYC.
2016 "Enchanting World", Anderson Chase Gallery, Goldens Bridge, NY
2014 "New York From Above", Port Washington Public Library, NY
2013 "Enchanting Light", Able Fine Art Gallery, Chelsea, NYC