Katharina Kreil is an artist-drawer specialized in the art of engraving. She trained at the School of Applied Arts and at the HEAD in Geneva, where she lives and works today. In her work, she explores the fields of narration through various media such as writing, drawing, comics, engraving and performative installations, some of which have been presented in Switzerland and abroad. She is driven by the desire to travel differently, the quest for the “rediscovered journey” and the desire to “take a vibrant look – in drawings, engravings and poetry – at today’s world for tomorrow’s world”. Her love of travel has led her to participate in projects creating connection between individuals and diverse cultures. In 2018, as part of The Ocean Mapping Expedition, she participated in the leg between Maputo (Mozambique) and Durban (South Africa) where she organized an on-board printmaking workshop for the crew members in conjunction with South African printmaking artists.
As part of the Arctic expedition, she took part in the departure of the sailing boat in Brittany in June 2020 and went up to Greenland in 2021 equipped with a press on board for a project of edition with several hands.