Katja Spitzer was born in Zerbst in 1979. She studied art history and history in Halle as well as illustration in Leipzig and Lucerne. Today she works as an illustrator in the Atelier petit 4 in Prenzlauer Berg on picture books, book covers and magazine illustrations. She also writes and illustrates her own books. Together with Jutta Bauer, she published the book Das Beste von Allem in Aladin Verlag in 2016. Katja Spitzer teaches at the Academy of Illustration and Design in Berlin (AID) and gives workshops for children and adults all over the world.

Exhibitions

Pin-Up – Gallery for Numerical Values, Berlin 2007
Okapi – Fumetto, Lucerne 2008
Bite quiet – University of Graphic Arts and Book Art Leipzig 2008 (single exhibition)
Quodlibet – Exhibition at The Book Club in London 2011 (solo exhibition)
Rarr – at The Book Club, London 2012
Long Night of Illustration, Berlin 2012
The Mutz in the representation of renowned artists – Burg Posterstein, 2014
Where the magic happens by Jake Green – House of Illustration, London 2015
The best of everything – Picture Book Museum Troisdorf 2015
The best of everything – Projector Hamburg 2015
10 Years of Pin-Up – Exhibition Tour: Opening Exhibition at Galerie Intershop in leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill 2015
The best of everything – Galerie Zoo, Bologna 2016
Mostly picture books – Halina Kirschner & Katja Spitzer at the Heinrich Hartmann House in Oelsnitz / Erzgebirge 2019