Image: Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Is It You?. Photo by Mitro Hood.

Katharina Grosse: Is It You?


German artist Katharina Grosse’s exuberant large-scale, in-situ paintings explore how and where a painted image can appear in our lives. Often painted directly onto and across architectural structures and objects or into landscapes, her extraordinary, colorful works invite visitors to engage with painting on both a visual and a physical level.

For this exhibition at the BMA, the internationally acclaimed artist has created a new site-related environment, Is It You? The expansive installation has transformed the central gallery in the Contemporary Wing by partially suspending cloth from the ceiling, creating an enveloping “room” with undulating walls. Grosse then spray-painted the fabric, allowing the paint colors and the shape of the fabric to combine to form a vibrant and immersive experience for visitors.

For visitors with mobility concerns, please see a Visitor Services Associate at the Box Office in the East Lobby.

The presentation of paintings closes January 3, 2021; the installation Is It You? remains on view through September 19, 2021.

Curated by Virginia Anderson, Curator of American Art


This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Suzanne F. Cohen Exhibition Fund, Gagosian, and J. P. Morgan Private Bank.

The 2020 Vision installation of the Contemporary Wing is generously sponsored by BGE, Constellation and Exelon.