Katarina Burin is an artist and a lecturer on visual and environmental studies at Harvard University. Her work takes variable forms and is profoundly informed by the history of architecture, with a particular emphasis on Modernism, female architects, and historical documentation. Burin executes drawings, models, collages, and installations. She recently published Contribution and Collaboration: The Work of Petra Andrejova-Molnár and Her Contemporaries (Koenig Books, 2016).
At Radcliffe, Burin is conducting research on the life and work of Fran Hosken (1920–2006), a furniture designer, educator, and activist who was among the first women to graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The project is an artist’s engagement with her works and legacy, culminating in a creative, comprehensive exhibition and a catalog, the first publication on Hosken.
Burin has had solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Langenhagen (Germany); the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society (Chicago); P! (New York); and Ratio 3 (San Francisco). She has also been included in group exhibitions at such international venues as the Aspen Art Museum, FormContent (London), Galerie Max Hetzler (Berlin); Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; Participant Inc (New York); Wattis Institute (San Francisco); and White Columns (New York). She was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, received a grant from the Graham Foundation, and won the 2013 James and Audrey Foster Prize. Burin earned an MFA at Yale University.