Jutta Koether (born 1958) is a German artist, musician and critic based in New York since the early 1990s.
Koether was born in Cologne. Her paintings are exercises in colour, line, form and pattern and often feature text. Her solo show at Pat Hearn Gallery in 1997 featured a soundtrack by the artist, accompanied by Tom Verlaine. Her work, according to The NY Times, sees painting as multipurpose. She has collaborated with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon on a number of projects, for example Her Noise at Tate Modern in 2005.
In 1980, she joined the editorial staff of the music and art journal Spex. She has also written for such publications as Eau de Cologne, Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, and Flash Art. She is the author of several books, including f. (1987), which was translated into English and republished by Sternberg Press in 2015. Her work is marked by multiple collaborations, including her participation in the collective Reena Spaulings, and her musical performances with Rita Ackerman, Tony Conrad, Kim Gordon, John Miller, Steven Parrino, and Tom Verlaine.