in the former German city of Schlawe/Pommern, Kathia studied
fabric design at the Art College of Hamburg and acting with
Joseph Offenbach and Fritz Wagner. In 1962 Kathia had her first
solo exhibition at the Bücherhalle Altona and began her
intensive involvement in work relating to cruelty to animals.
In 1966 Kathia exhibited her works at Atelier Mensch in Hamburg
and began doing layout work for a Hamburg publishing company,
which she continued until 1971.
Since 1971 Kathia has been a freelance painter and writer. In
1981 she was the recipient of a Silver Medal presented by the
Graphikclub-Stuttgart. In 1989 she established a painting school
for adults and in 1990 started "Kathia's Sommerakademie"
(Summer Academy) in southern Germany. From 1991 through 1993
Kathia did numerous solo exhibitions, including those at Kampen/Sylt,
Wiesbaden and Cologne. In March of 1994 her works were exhibited
in Frankfurt/Main at the Gallery Donna R. Ms. Berger's work
is currently part of the exhibition "Naive Art" at
the Stadt Museum in Linz, Austria.
from other exhibitions Ms. Berger has also designed and decorated
Arzberg fine china and created a series of wall plates by Hutschenreuther
for the "Bread for the World" organization.
to favourable national and international press coverage Kathia's
popularity is rising steadily. By using her paintings during
television programs she has succeeded in significantly heightening
public awareness of cruelty to animals.