Gracia Khouw (1967) graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy (1991)
Gracia Khouw is a visual artist; her work includes painting, murals and (digital) printmaking. Her works explore language, both visual and auditory and is inspired by visual data and signage in everyday life such as billboards, adverts and pictograms. She creates minimal arrangements in which our comprehension of letters and their symbolic meaning is disturbed. Similar to how a word can loose its meaning when repeated, Khouw’s images float between abstract designs and readable letters and symbols.
Gracia Khouw has exhibited extensively internationally with notable exhibitions: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, US, Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam. She is commissioned for public arts in Leiden, Apeldoorn and in Beverwijk; included in private collections worldwide and is a recipient of ISCP New York, US and Frans Masereel Center Residency, Kasterlee, Belgium. Gracia Khouw attended the Academy the Arts Rotterdam (now Willem de Kooning Academy) and the Academy for Industrial Design Eindhoven.