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."
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