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Catherine takes inspiration from nature and man-made detritus to fuel an integrated, multidisciplinary studio and plein air practice that includes painting, mixed media works, photography and printmaking. Paying close, patient attention is intrinsic to Catherine’s process in all mediums, as is the embrace of imperfection, and an abiding quest for visual harmony.


Catherine has lived, worked and been mesmerized by the light in San Francisco, California since 1995. Time spent in the natural and industrial landscapes of the midwest, West Virginia and western Massachusetts are also foundational influences.

b. 1967, New York state


2024  Grantee, Center for Cultural Innovation

2023  Eureka Fellowship Nominee, Fleishhacker Foundation

2022  Artist-in-Residence, Vashon Artist Residency


1996-1998  Interdisciplinary Studio Art, San Francisco Art Institute

1990  BA Art History/Architecture Minor; with studies in Fine Art & Creative Writing

          University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning


2024  Works on Paper, Juror: Kim Conaty, Chief Curator, Whitney Museum (group)
          Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

2024  Die Bedürfnisanstalt, Hamburg, Germany (upcoming; solo)
2024  Creating Together, Kala, Berkeley, CA (group)

2023  Pyramid Scheme, Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA (group)
2021  Heath Arts, Heath Cultural Council, Heath, MA (group)
2017  The Posse, Brushstrokes, Berkeley, CA (group)
1997  Faculty & Staff Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (group)
1995  International Women’s Day, The Flatiron Arts Building, Chicago, IL (group)
1994  Patron’s Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (group)
1993  Theatre of the Reconstruction/The Garage, Chicago, IL (solo)
1993  Vertu, Chicago, IL (solo)


2022  Plein Air Art & Nature Workshop Series Leader, SF Botanical Gardens, San Francisco, CA

2022  Monster Drawing Rally Artist, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2020  Artist Contributor, Melissa McGill "Call and Response" video project, International

2009-2020  Critique Juror for BA, MA, BArch, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2018-2019  Artist Chorus Member, Future Chorus, Berkeley, CA

2010-2012  Art Project Design & Leadership, Inclusive Schools Week, SFUSD, San Francisco, CA

2007-2009  National Artist Advisory Committee, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Saugatuck, MI

2003-2007  Advisory Board (Chair '05-'07), SF Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001-2002  Board of Directors Public Program Chair, GenArtSF, San Francisco, CA

1996-1998  Spring Show Coordinator, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1993-1994  Exhibition Coordinator, Around the Coyote Art Festival, Chicago, IL

1995-1997  Exhibition Assistant, Ansel Adams Center Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA

1989  Exhibition Assistant, Alligator Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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