Katarzyna (Kate) Kot-Bach, an independent artist, born in Poland in 1978, studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow where she obtained a master’s degree in 2003. At the same time, she studied in the class of Professor Giuseppe Penone at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Due to her studies in pedagogy of art, she shares her passion within CEPA (Center for the Promotion of the Arts).
Installed in the Grand Duchy since 2002, she is known for her monumental achievements in bronze and wood (Wasserbillig, Lorentzweiler, Mertert, Stafelter, Feutelfiels etc) in France (Grenoble, Lille, Thionville) and in Poland (Ustronie Mrskie). Member of the Sixhtfloor collective in Koerich, Katarzyna has received several awards and regularly exhibits in Luxembourg and abroad.
Her production is shrouded in a deep reflection on the nature of man and the vegetable nature, on beauty, and on the ephemeral. Demanding but infinitely respectful of the material, she recycles wood, initiates a dialogue with its essences and transforms into works of art. The leaves and branches of bronze, cast from the natural foliage, join her organic sculptures. The union of wood and metal reads like a will to freeze the ephemeral.