"My language is the language of images, and this language I speak more fluently than German or English", the expressionist and pop-art artist Kogelnik once said.
A student at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
, Kiki Kogelnik moved to Paris in 1959 and New York in 1961. Her painting style was characterized by bright colours and silhouetted figures,
and was strongly influenced by Pop Art
. Later she began using cutout vinyl and fiberglass.
Kogelnik's sculptures are mask-like self-portrait heads mounted on cylindrical pedestals
. Her art, which has been shown at various solo and group exhibitions around the globe, received tremendous acclaim in the European avant-garde art world.
Kiki Kogelnik lost her battle with cancer in 1997.