Katja Tönnissen, born in Emmerich in 1982, and currently residing and working in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a versatile artist known for her captivating sculptures, installations, and conceptual artworks. Graduating with a Master's degree from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, she pursued her Fine Arts studies at the Technical University Dortmund prior to that.

Tönnissen's artistic journey has been marked by notable achievements, including the prestigious Sculpture Award from Michaelshoven, Cologne, in 2022, as well as scholarships from institutions like the Metro-Stiftung Skulpturenpark and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Her dedication to both artistic creation and education is evident through her lecturing positions at esteemed institutions such as the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Justus Liebig University Gießen, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Through teaching and engaging with students, she contributes to the nurturing of future artistic talent and discourse.

Tönnissen's artistic practice delves into themes of intimacy, nature, and transformation, often blurring the lines between the organic and the artificial. Her work invites viewers to ponder the complexities of the contemporary world and challenges conventional perceptions.

Her exhibitions have garnered attention both nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions like "FRAG DEN ABENDWIND" at the Akademie Gallery Düsseldorf, as well as participation in group exhibitions such as "House of Dreamers" at Fondation Boghossian in Brussels and "ANIMAL FARM" at Gallery Kunst & Denker in Düsseldorf.

In 2024, Katja Tönnissen embarks on an Artist in Residence program at CCA Andratx in Mallorca, Spain, where she continues to explore and innovate in her artistic practice.