One of Katie Stout’s best-known pieces was also one of her earliest—a side table completed during her sophomore year at RISD that resembled cow udders and spurted milk. Stout’s works continue to be known for their offbeat sense of humor and whimsical sensibilities. She once summarized her practice as an attempt to “make things for this dream dwelling I have in my head, a super-saccharine, cartoony life-size dollhouse where I would ideally live.” Rather than favoring a particular medium, Stout works first with an idea—such as objects that look as though they’re on fire—and then sources materials or fabricators. Her recent projects include furniture for Bjarne Melgaard’s 2014 Whitney Biennial installation, and a collaborative series of hand-pinched clay lamps created with Sean Gerstley.


Current Exhibitions

Of Purism

Nina Johnson

03 Dec — 02 Feb
The collective exhibition merges works which reflect on the evolution of the concept of beauty, bringing together modern masters and contemporary artists. In particular, the show looks to the 19th century movement of “Purismo”,...

Past Exhibitions

Katie Stout: Narcissus

Nina Johnson
04/12/2017 — 06/01/2018

Woven Forms

Palazzo Benzon 09/05/2017 — 31/07/2017

Wrap Your Arms Around Me

Nina Johnson
09/07/2016 — 03/09/2016

Trees in Oolite

Nina Johnson
06/11/2015 — 09/01/2016

Great Expectations

Nina Johnson
03/12/2014 — 23/12/2014

Solo Shows

Katie Stout: Narcissus, Nina Johnson, Miami
R & Company, New York, Side Dish

Nina Johnson, Bal Harbour, Fashion Freaks at Bal Harbour

Group Shows

R & Company, Venice, Woven Forms
Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, The Paperweight Show

R & Company, New York, The Objects Show
Nina Johnson, Miami, Wrap Your Arms Around Me

Nina Johnson, Miami, Trees in Oolite
Nina Johnson, Miami, Docile/Domicile/Dandy

Johnson Trading Gallery, Woodside, FURNITURE