me in studio with large painting from sky window series

me in studio with large painting from sky window series

Kathryn Arnold – who am i

Hello! I teach studio arts and art history (college level). I paint along with pursuing additional media and participating in my community. I work as an artist in San Francisco, in particular work with painting but also work in additional media including installation and New Media, plus mixed media plus plus plus.

I began this blog to let others know some about my own work and myself but also the work of others, to actively participate in the great visual culture exchange that is going on right now!
I love going to exhibtions, lectures, museums etc and writing about some of the things that catch my eye or my imagination. I also love hiking and being a part of nature.

Please join me on any or all of the following!

I also am on facebook
I have a facebook group
i am on twitter
on flikr

I have a couple of websites
and a studio log, were i put writings and images on what is occur-ring in the studio

Kathryn Arnold
Brief Bio:

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 in 19991 with a Phi Kappa Phi honor. She completed her Master of Fine Arts in Art with Honors in May, 1993. (Lawrence, Kansas is where William Burroughs resided the last section of his life and Alan Ginsberg a frequent visitor to the area while both were alive. 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 in commercial galleries, university galleries, and non-profit community art spaces. She has been written about by Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune and Raphael Rubenstein of Art in America along with many others. An image of her work was displayed in the New York Times. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections. Kathryn has also organized and curates small exhibitions in San Francisco and enjoys writing about art.

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.

Exhibition List and Summary
Kathryn Arnold


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

“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

“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

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

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

“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.

“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.

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.

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

“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.

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

“In Memory – Mallarme” , 555 Second Street (Nova), curated by Matt Mckinley/ McKinley Art Solutions, San Francisco, Ca., April 29 – July 29, 2009

“Lake Shore” Cafe in Pacific Heights, curated by Rachel Steinbeisser , San Francisco, February – April 2009.

13 Blackbirds/Pieces of Spring, Curated by Rachel Steinbeisser, Squat and Gobble on Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA., November 11, 2008 to December 11, 2008.


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.

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.

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

“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.

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

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

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

Coalition on homelessness SF, artAuction 08, September 2008.

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

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

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., September/October 2007

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

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

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., October 2006

West Valley College, Art Faculty Exhibition, Saratoga, CA., October 2005

ArtSpan at Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Auction, April 8-10, 2005

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

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”, site301, San Francisco, CA, March 2004

Evergreen Valley Community College, Equity Exhibition, Fall, 2003

“10 Years of Painting”, site301, San Francisco, CA August 2003

Art Angels, Spring 2002

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Many more not listed.