Katja Oxman (Amherst, MA) creates complexly detailed still-life etchings depicting interior spaces filled with richly patterned oriental rugs covered with an array of her cherished objects. Her angled perspective alludes to Japanese woodblock prints and her use of color separation printing techniques help achieve a photographic realism simulatenoulsy with the aquatint atmospheric textures of aquatint.
Oxman was born in Germany and studied at the Royal College of Art, London; the Academy of Munich, Germany; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. She has been an artist-in-residence at Bryn Mawr College, taught art at American University, Washington, D.C. and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Solo shows include David Adamson Gallery, Washington D.C.; Marcus Gordon, Pittsburgh; Gallery North, Long Island and Associated American Artists, New York and Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited in over one hundred group shows in the US and is in the collections of museums and corporations throughout the world.