Katharina Gruzei is one of the artists in Linz to have been awarded a studio for one year at Salzamt Atelierhaus over 2009/2010. Born in Klagenfurt, Carinthia in 1983, she has been based in Linz at the University of Arts in Linz since 2004 and will finish her current studies with a postgraduate qualification this year. She also spent six months in 2006 studying at UCSB, Santa Barbara, California and a year in Berlin at the University of Fine Art. Although still studying, Gruzei is already represented by Charim Galerie, and has shown at both their galleries in Berlin and Vienna. Gruzei has exhibited widely, most recently at Anadoma Filmfestival, Charim Ungar Contemporary Berlin, in No Sound of Music at Salzburger Kunstverein and in a group exhibition of contemporary Austrian photography at the Museum of Modern Art, Carinthia. She has taken part in numerous workshops and has delivered a lecture at Stanford University.