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Working on collaborative mural

Photo credit: Amy Hart

Kathleen Edwards' first art sales were to sixth grade classmates in late '60's L.A. - drawings of flower wreathed peace signs for ten cents each. Now in the San Francisco bay area, she studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University.


Her work is in private and corporate collections and has been widely exhibited. Illustration clients include Harper Collins and Chronicle Books. She has been a resident at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Awards include a Marin Arts Council Individual Grant, finalist for Eureka Fellowship, and several Exhibition Best of Shows and Merit Awards. She has taught bookbinding workshops, been an art mentor for youth and serves on her local Arts Commission. Contact the artist for complete CV.

Statement "Choosing the best medium for the message fuels the versatility of my work. From drawing and painting to furniture and lamp making, bookbinding, basketry or installation, the challenge of communication through what I can make with my hands drives the evolution of my work."

Selected Exhibitions



2022  Art Works Downtown, Underground Gallery, San Rafael

2013  Greening Gallery, Marin Headlands Visitor Center

1995  Gallery Route One, Pt Reyes

          Works Gallery, Sonoma

1994  Zia, Berkeley

1990  Triangle Gallery, San Francisco

Two & Three Person

2006  Chemeteka College Gallery, Salem, Oregon "Layers of Abundance"

2004  Mendocino College Gallery, Ukiah "Elemental Sources"

1988  Haines Gallery, San Francisco "Introductions"



2023  de Young Museum, San Francisco. The de Young Open Exhibit

          Village Theater Art Gallery, Danville. "Paper Trails"

2020  de Young Museum, San Francisco. The de Young Open Exhibit

2018  Orangeland, San Francisco "No Mud, No Lotus"

2015  Studio Gallery, San Francisco "Tiny"

2014  Sebastopol Center for the Arts "Bibliophoria 3"

2011-2019  Sometimes Books, Pt Reyes

2010  Art Exchange, San Francisco "Rita and Bob Roberts Collection"

2008  Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael "The Art of the Book"

2007  Art Works Downtown, San Rafael "Day of the Dead"

2006  Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University

          Boise State University, Idaho "Women's National Juried"

2005  Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco "Eco Visions"

2004  SFMOMA Artist's Gallery "Memories, Dreams, Reflections"

          Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley

2003  Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael "Art of the Narrative"

2002  Oakland Airport "Dreams Aflight"

1998  "Hello Again: Recycled Art and Design" Oakland Museum;

          LA Municipal Art Gallery; McAllen Museum, Texas; Vancouver

          Museum; Tryon Center for Visual Arts, NC

1995  SFMOMA Artist's Gallery "Artists Making Furniture"

          Guggenheim Museum store, New York

1994  Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco

1992  Security Pacific Gallery, San Francisco

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