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Catherine takes inspiration from nature and man-made detritus to fuel an integrated, multidisciplinary studio and plein air practice of painting, mixed media works, photography, sculpture and installation. She seeks to connect and contextualize the present to the greater continuum of time and lived experience through her work. 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


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  Die Bedürfnisanstalt, Hamburg, Germany (upcoming; solo)

2023  Pyramid Scheme, Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA (group)

2021  Heath Arts Exhibition, 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 Exhibition, The Flatiron Arts Building, Chicago, IL (group)

1994  Patron’s Choice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (group)

1993  Theatre of the Reconstruction/The Garage, Chicago, IL (solo)

1993  Vertu, Chicago, IL (solo)


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

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

2022  Illustration Artist, Berti's Magic, Fulton Books (expected release fall 2023)

2021  Illustration Artist, Album Cover, Morning Walk, Dave Berry/Sedgwick Brothers

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

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

2010-2012 Arts Education Projects, Annual Inclusive Schools Week, SFUSD, San Francisco, CA

2007-2009 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  Public Program Chair, Board of Directors, GenArtSF, San Francisco, CA

1998-2000  Staff, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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

1995-1997  Exhibition Preparator, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA

1994  Gallery Assistant, Roberto Lopez Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

1989  Gallery Assistant, Alligator Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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