Originals

About the Artist

Kathryn studied at the Kansas City Art Institute for three years and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Kansas, Lawrence with a Phi Kappa Phi honor. She completed her (MFA) Master of Fine Arts in Art with Honors. (Lawrence, Kansas is where William Burroughs resided the last section of his life and Alan Ginsberg a frequent visitor. A bit of the “beat” poets and writers influence is seen in Kathryn’s work.)

Kathryn Arnold has shown her work on a national scale, from New York City to Hawaii, from Los Angeles to Chicago and Kansas City and St Louis. She has been written about by Alan Artner, art critic for the Chicago Tribune and Raphael Rubenstein, senior editor of Art in America along with many others. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections.

She exhibits nationally in galleries, universities and art centers and is a NEA Regional Fellowship recipient. She has received other fellowships, grants and awards as well. Kathryn’s work is included in numerous public and private collections.

Kathryn works in her studio in San Francisco. It is a large space with a skywell that keeps track of the time. Her work contains two intertwining veins. One is filled with large, colorful oils on canvas. The other vein includes drawings that are black and white mixed media works on paper. Both display the density and layered mark-making that points to artistic process and content.


Artist Statement: Kathryn Arnold

The paintings are a result of intuitive nonobjective processes and contain my search for visual "magic". The sense of touch and chaotic energy of color and marks play an important role in building up layers that function to create and encompassing, enveloping field and bewildering space. The grid at times becomes a reference point and the intrinsic relating of parts form poetry; an interplay between subjective and objective realities.

*"2.Any mysterious, seemingly inexplicable power or influence; as, the "magic" of love." (webster)


Please visit my website for full resume at http://kathrynarnold.com/

Solo Exhibitions

2017

November, Solo Exhibition at Mission Bay, SF, Ca. Curated by Jan Casey & Associates

2016

Spring Solo Exhibition at Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

3 Artist Exhibition: Abstraction, curated by Jillian Piccirilli and Mariah SLATE Contemporary Art Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2015

“Impact of Language” , Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA. Curated by Preston Metcalf.

“Kathryn Arnold: Painting”, Oakland City Center Lobby, Oakland, CA. Curated by Danielle Fox, Slate Art, Inc.

2014

“Fields”, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Director Sandra Lee.

“Sky Window”, at 50 Fremont Salesforce.com , San Francisco, CA. Curated by Casey and Associates and Sandra Lee, director of Sandra Lee Gallery.

2013

“Elusive Material” at 555 California Bank of America Building and 315 Montgomery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Casey and Associates and Sandra Lee, director of Sandra Lee Gallery.

2012

2-Person Exhibiton Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April 2012.

2010

"New Paintings" , TIAA_CREF at 55 Fremont, San Francisco, CA curated by Casey and Associates, San Francisco, CA, October - November 2010

2009

"Passages", 505 Sansome Street (The Transamerica center), curated by Casey and Associates, San Francisco, CA, March 21, 2009- May 30, 2009

2006

"Spontaneous Grid?”, Casey and Associates, Art Advisors, San Francisco, CA, 1 Sansome Street (Market and Sansome), San Francisco, CA. February 25 - April 25, 2006.

Spring 2006, Shelley Barry Art Consulting, Exhibition Location, San Ramon, CA

2005

"The 7 x 7 Group", Casey & Associates, Art Advisors SF, 45 Fremont and 425 Market, Financial District.San Francisco, CA. January 2 – March 14, 2005.

"Past and Present", New Gallery inside of Ligne Roset SF, owned by Limm Gallery of San Franicsco, San Francisco, CA. March 12 – May 1, 2005

2003

Jenna Beyer Designs, Mountain View, Bay Area, CA. May 2003

2001

“The Binary Group”, Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, Ca. November 7 – December 7, 2001.

1999

“Vast Valley Experience”, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA. September 7-24, 1999.

“Infinite Integrations”, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL., January - February 1999.

“New Works”, The Bradley Gallery of Art, Lakeland College, Sheboygen, WI, March 15- April 30, 1999.

1997

“New Paintings”, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Mo., April - May 1997.

“Prevalent Intuitions”, Las Vegas Cultural Center, Charleston Heights, Las Vegas, NV. November 26, 1996 - January 12, 1997.

“Sumptuous Surfaces, Structured Surfaces”, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. Three Art artist exhibit curated by Dr. Robert Soppelsa, Director of Mulvane Art Museum. July - August, 1997.

1996

University of Minnesota, Morris Campus, Fine Arts Center Gallery. Curated by Fred W. Peterson, Professor of Art History. November 4-December 4, 1996.

“poetic spaces”, Massman Gallery, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO. Large-scale works. September-October 1996.

1995

“conversations,” David Levik Gallery, Westport, Kansas City, MO. July 1995

1994

“finding, losing group,” B.Z. Wagman Art Inc., St Louis, MO. November 1994.

“nineties beat paintings,” David Levik Gallery, Westport, Kansas City, MO. June 1994.

“pieces like music,” University of Kansas Regents Center, Overland Park, KS. May 1994.

“Days, Clear Nights,” Campanella Gallery, Park College, Parkville, MO. April 1994.

“A Total of Nine,” National Computer Training Center, Kansas City, MO. November 1994-April 1994.

1993

“Intuitive Journeys,” Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. MFA Thesis Show. 1993.

Selected GROUP EXHIBITS:

2017
West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, WVC Art Gallery, Saratoga, CA.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
Jesse Cellars Gallery, Yountville, CA.
Khrome, curated my Slate Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.

2016

Ritz Summer, curated by Danielle Fox, Slate Art Gallery of Oakland, Lake Tahoe, Ca.
West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, WVC Art Gallery, Saratoga, CA.
Infinity Towers, San Francisco, curated by Sandra Lee director of Sandra Lee Gallery
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
Jesse Cellars Gallery, Yountville, CA.
Sandra Lee Gallery Represented Artists Group Exhibition, San Francisco, Ca

2015

Gallery Artists Exhibition, New Year, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco Art Market Art Fair with Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, WVC Art Gallery, Saratoga, CA.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
Jesse Cellars Gallery, Yountville, CA.

2014

Gallery Artists Exhibition, End of Year, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Artists Exhibition, New Year, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, WVC Art Gallery, Saratoga, CA.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

2013

“Mémoires d'éléphants”, Save the Elephants campaign, France.
Triton Museum, “West Valley College and Mission College Art Faculty”, curated by Preston Metcalf Triton Museum Chief Curator, Santa Clara, CA.
Houston Art Fair with Sandra Lee Gallery, Houston, TX.
West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA.
Sandra Lee Gallery, “Summer”, San Francisco, CA.
Dubaigne Fine Art Ltd., “Small Abstracts” with catalogue, NY, NY.
Sandra Lee Gallery, “Enchanted Spring”, San Francisco, CA.
Art Ark, Silicon Valley Community College Art Faculty, San Jose, CA.
West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA.
Sandra Lee Gallery, Valentine Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

2012
Pop-Up Exhibition at 101 2nd Street (Atrium), San Francisco, CA. Curators: Artify It.
Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Group Exhibition, Atmel Corporation, Curator McKinley Art Solutions, San Jose, CA.
College Art Association Conference “ArtExchange”. Los Angeles, CA.
Faculty Exhibition, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

College Art Association "Art Exchange", Los Angeles, Ca. February 2012.

West Valley College Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, Ca. April 2012.

SF MOMA Artist Gallery Warehouse, San Francisco, CA. May 2012.

Art Auction for "SAFE", San Francisco, CA May 2012.

2011

"The Abstract" Sandra Lee Gallery, curated by Phil Linhares director of Oakland Museum of Art. Received Honorable Mention Award. Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA. June 2011.

Group Holiday Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Sandra Lee Gallery, Sand Francisco, Ca. November/December 2011

SoMa Art Guide Launch Exhibition, Arthaus Gallery, San Francisco, Ca August 2011

"Serenity" UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, curated by McKinley Art Solutions, San Francisco, CA. April - July 2011.

“The Sketchbook Project”, originates Brooklyn, NY, exhibited in numerous locations, west coast Seattle and Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA. June 2011

“Be A Saint” Juried Valentine Auction, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, Ca. February 2011

“Postcards From The Edge”, Visual Aids Benefit, NYC, NY. January 2011

Group Exhibtion for American Heart Association curated by Shinyung Schwartz March 31, 2011.

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. May 2011

Faculty Exhibition, West Valley College, Saratoga, Ca. Fall 2011.

2010

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA. May 2010

Coalition for Homelessness Auction, SOMA Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA September 2010

ArtSpan Benefit Auction, SOMA Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA. March 2010.

South of Market Artists Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Spring 2010.

Faculty Exhibition, West Valley College, Saratoga, Ca. Fall 2010

2009

ArtSoup 18, Matt McKinley Art Solutions, San Francisco, CA. December 16, 2008 – March 17, 2009.

College Art Association Members' Exhbition, February 2009, Los Angeles, CA.

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., September/October 2005-2009

M&M (Monoprint Marathon Exhibition), Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose,

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

2008

Coalition on homelessness SF, artAuction 08, September 2008.

M&M (Monoprint Marathon Exhibition), Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, June/July 2008

On Your Mark, San Francisco Art Works Gallery, 49 Geary, SF, January 1 - February, 2008

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., September/October

2007

Visual Voices, San Francisco Art Works Gallery, 49 Geary, SF, October 2 – October 22, 2007

Transformations, Polarity Post Productions, San Francisco, CA. July 14 2007 - October 13 2007

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., September/October

2006

"Worlds Apart", Urbis Artium, 49 Geary, Suite 202, San Francisco, CA., December 2005 through January 6th, 2006.

Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, June/July 2006, Monoprint Exhibition

Summer Exhibition, Lisa Coscino Gallery, June 30-August 2006, Pacific Grove, CA.

Berkeley Art Center, Group Exhibition, January 2006.

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., September/October

2005

Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, June/July 2005, Monoprint Exhibition

Works, San Jose, CA. “fools”, March 29 – April 23, 2005

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA.

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., September/October

2004

East Bay, New Space, Artescape,, Featured Artist, Inaugural Exhibition,
November13, 2004 – December 2004

Diablo Valley Community College, DVC Art Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, October 2004

Evergreen Valley College, Library Gallery, October 2004

“Present Identity”, 8th Street Studios, San Francisco, CA, March 2004

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Warehouse Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2003.

Evergreen Valley Community College, Equity Exhibition, Fall, 2003

“10 Years of Painting”, Studio Exhibition, San Francisco, CA August 2003

SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco, CA,

2002

Art Angels, Spring 2002

SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May 2002-2010

2001

2o Years of YLEM, SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA, September 2001.

Gallery Artists, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL, May 2001.

CaTaClYsMIc studios, San Francisco, CA, March 31-April 28, 2001.

2000

San Jose City College, San Jose, CA. December 1999 – February 2000.

Delta College, Stockton, CA. January 2000 – April 2000.

Gallery Artists, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis

1999

Next Monet, San Francisco, CA. New Artists, July-August, 1999.

Gallery Artists, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis

San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Monoprint Marathon, San Jose, CA. May-June 1999.

Image/Text Show/Auction, University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA., June 14-July 10th, 1999.

“Summer Show”, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO. June-July 1999.

1998

“Perspective: Kansas City”, Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Curated by Raphael Rubenstein, senior editor Art in America, July - August 1998.

“Summer Show”, Leedy - Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Summer 1998.

“1998 Invitational, 6 Artists”, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO. March - April 1998.

Gallery Artists, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis

1997

“1997 National Invitational Works on Paper” Invitational, Hilo Campus Center Gallery, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HA. Sepatember- October 1997.

“Works/Drawings on Paper”, Invitational, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, N.Y., September - November, 1997.

“Sumptuous Surfaces, Structured Surfaces”, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. Three Art artist exhibit curated by Dr. Robert Soppelsa, Director of Mulvane Art Museum. July - August, 1997.

“Summer Invitational”, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Invitational Group Exhibit. June - August 1997.

“Wild Women Salon”, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Invitational Group Show. July - August 1997.

1996

“The Realm of Painting,” Ohio State University, Mansfield campus, Mansfield, OH. Six-painter exhibit curated by Rebecca Langley, Pearl Conrad Gallery. November 3, 1996 - December 1, 1996.

Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. Washburn University Faculty Show. October 4 - November 1996.

“Beyond Bounds III: A Frame of Mind,” Overland Park, KS. Benefit auction for Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Bruce Hartman, director. September 1996.

“Fields of Dreams and Colors,” Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA. Four-painter exhibit curated by Sarah Lee. September 6 - October 2, 1996.

“Abstract Painting,” Riverside Arts Center, Riverside (Chicago area), IL. Two-person show. June 28-July 31, 1996.

“Art of Diversity 2,” An Art Place, Inc., Chicago, IL. Curated by Suzanna Coffey, painter and professor of painting The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. February 9 - March 8, 1996.

1995

“alizarin to ebony,” David Levik Gallery, Westport, Kansas City, MO. August 17-August 11, 1995.

“New Views Invitational,” Roger Guffey Gallery, Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO. August 11 - October 6, 1995.

Tustin Renaissance, Tustin (Los Angeles area), CA. Featured painter in inaugural opening. July 17 - September 1995.

“End Show,” Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. Also open studio exhibit. August 1995.

“Rivermarket Regional ‘95,” Kansas City Artists Coalition. Juried/curated by Marti Mayo, Director of Contemporary

“4 Men, 4 Women,” David Levik Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Invitational painting exhibit. March 1995.

“Art of Diversity,” An Art Place, Inc., Chicago, IL. Curated by Dr. James Yood, Art Criticism Professor at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Art Critic for New Art Examiner and Art Forum. January 6 - February 3, 1995.

1994

Washburn University Faculty Show, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. October 16 - November 1994.

“Utopian Visions,” New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN. Curated by Barry Blinderman, director, Illinois State University Galleries. October 16 - November 16, 1994.

“New Art Examined ‘94,” The Gallery Centre (William Engle Gallery, L.B. Walsh Gallery, Stephen Rose Gallery), Indianapolis, IN. September 23 - October 1994.

An Art Place, Inc., Chicago, IL. Curated by Robert Loescher, Art Historian and Professor of Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. June 24 - July 22, 1994.

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA. Curated by Lisa Messinger, Assistant Curator, Department of 20th Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Award. April 10 - May 16, 1994.

Kansas City Artist’s Coalition, Kansas City, MO. Curated by Donald Doe, Director of Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. January 7 - January 29, 1994.

1993

David Levik Gallery, Kansas City, MO. December 1993 - May 1994.

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY. National Juried Fine Arts Show, juried and curated by Leslie Schwartz of the Johnson Museum, Cornell University. September 1 - October 1, 1993.

Wichita Kansas Art Center, Wichita, KS. Juried show. May 7 - June 4, 1993.

1992

Art Department Scholarship Show. University of Kansas. Merit Award Winner. 1992.

Graduate MFA Student Show. University of Kansas. 1992.

Art Department Scholarship Show. University of Kansas. Merit Award Winner.