Being self-taught, there’s no right or wrong way, you just do it. It allows me to create things that I’ve never seen before, and realize my vision.


Kathy Taslitz is a renowned artist, creator of fine furniture and objects, and interior designer based in Los Angeles. She has received both private and public commissions for her monumental sculpture work, and her pieces are favored by architects, designers, and notable collectors.


Her art explores humanity’s collective experience within themes of nature, technology, and pop culture. Her work connects the tangible and ephemeral. It ranges in media and scope, from large-scale site-specific sculptures to impeccably constructed small works. “Sometimes my pieces are sincere, sometimes sarcastic, but there’s always a point to what I do. My work aims to inspire us to look within, to help us find meaning, place and purpose—without taking ourselves too seriously,” she says. “Some pieces are playful, other times more reflective, meshing together all of life’s shenanigans.”

In Taslitz’s collection of furniture, lighting, tabletop and decorative objects, she bridges her worlds of art—especially sculpture—and design. “I give myself the liberty to create anything that comes to mind without limits. I get bored with too much of the same,” she says.

Still, a constant in all of her work is an “insane” attention to detail and commitment to quality. “I find it interesting to juxtapose surfaces, materials and forms while presenting an aesthetic of balance and calm.”


Interior design is another vehicle for her to create, tying form to function. “I love a design challenge, and I don’t like repetition. If someone came to me and said, ‘I love what you did for so-and-so, will you do that for me?’ I feel compelled to convince them to go in a unique direction. I tend to design pieces that people haven’t seen before, or suggest an atypical use for a space,” Taslitz says. “Home is your place to be used, lived in and have lots of stories. Yes, I have a consistent design sensibility, but ultimately, every project is individual to that person, family or business.” Taslitz’s design work has encompassed private homes, offices, restaurants, and private aviation.


She has been featured in top publications such as Architectural Digest, , Artnet, , Refinery 29 and Vice. Her permanent, public commissions can be viewed at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Manhattan Beach Public Library. Her pieces have sold at major auction houses including Sotheby’s.


Inspiration for a project

This video plays alongside Kathy Taslitz’ two-piece public art installation at the Manhattan Beach Public Library in Manhattan Beach, CA. The project includes Personal Archeology, a giant wall-relief kelp sculpture in cast aluminum and Prevailing Affinities, a series of 18 fiberglass and silicone jellyfish suspended from a skylight.

Installation at Manhattan Beach Public Library

Video showcasing the complex installation of the 2-piece public art project by Kathy Taslitz, now located at the Manhattan Beach Public Library in Manhattan Beach, CA. The project includes Personal Archaeology, a giant wall-relief kelp sculpture in aluminum and Prevailing Affinities, a series of 18 fiberglass and silicone jellyfish suspended from a giant skylight.

Just Visiting

The 2014 series of sensual forms entitled “Just Visiting” gracefully reflects the symbiosis between nature and humanity, asking existential questions about how the two coexist. This series melds grand sculptures of seashells with elaborate technical components, with each work representing one of the five senses.

Let It Go

Artist Kathy Taslitz exemplifies the complicated nature of our attachment to the known world in a monumental sculpture aptly entitled Let It Go. The 6′ high and 9’ wide Buddha, made of polished stainless steel in the shape of leaves, encapsulates the concept of transitory life as leaves are blowing away from the form.

Interview With Kathy Taslitz

A conversation with Galerie Maximillian about a portrait exhibition with a special collection of work by artist Kathy Taslitz. The exhibition was entitled Let’s Face It: 27 Modern and Contemporary Portraits with original works by Lincoln Schatz, Richard Dupont, Kathy Taslitz, Chuck Close, Ryan McGinness, Damien Hirst, Picasso, Miro, Matisse, Dubuffet and others. As part of this show, Taslitz’s Identity mirror was exhibited alongside her sculptural furniture collection including functional design in limited editions.