lives and works: San Francisco, California
Solo and Two person Exhibitions
2018 Refugee Stories, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2017 Kathryn Clark: Refugee Stories, solo exhibition, Mule Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Kathryn Clark: Refugee Stories, solo exhibition, Hello Stitch Studio, Berkeley, CA
2014 Kathryn Clark: Foreclosure Quilts, solo exhibition, Stripe, Santa Cruz, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Museum of Art, Fort Collins, CO
2019 "Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery", The Smithsonian American Museum of Art Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Chazen Museum of Art at University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
2018 Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism, Museum of Design/Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
The Bounded Text, Kimura Gallery, Anchorage, AK
Landscapes, Crafted, Society of Arts + Crafts, Boston, MA
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Society for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA,
Marx@200, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA
Marx@200: Selections, Verso Books, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2017 The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Society for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Storyline, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
New Threads: Unraveling Traditions in Fiber, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
Permanent Collection, Renwick Gallery, The Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Threads, Hemphill Fine Arts at Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC
2016 "Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery", The Smithsonian American Museum of Art Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
In Remembrance: People, Time and Places, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Lucy Childs.
Weave Wars, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Good Mail Day, Artstream Gallery, Dover, NH
Dead of Winter, Rare Device, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Tiffanie Turner
2014 Quilts: Pushing at the Seams, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
Fail-Safe: Discomforts at Home, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR. Curated by Marci Rae McDade
City Grid/Urban Pattern, Smink Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Fail-Safe: Discomforts at Home, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2013 SPRAWL, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
3 Figure$, performance by Emily Zimmer, Naked Stages, Minneapolis, MN
Material Witness, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Unbound: Artists and Quilters Redefine the Quilt, Hollister Gallery at Babson College, Babson Park, MA
Kala Art Institute Group Exhibit, Marion & Rose’s Workshop, Oakland, CA
Foreclosure Quilts, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, TX
Out of the Blue, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA. Curated by Ruth Braunstein
2012 Selections by Naomi Beckwith, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Curated by Naomi Beckwith of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Retooled/Repackaged, Marygrove College Gallery, Detroit, MI
Work It: Artists Address Labor & Unemployment, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
Disintegration and Repair, Warm Springs Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Idiom Series, Kala Art Institute Print Archive, Berkeley, CA
2011 Cashing Out, Kala Arts Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Curated by Julio Cesar Morales
Artfully Reclaimed V, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA. Curated by Jack Fischer of Jack Fischer Gallery
FLOW: The Essence of Paint, The ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Andre Rozanoff of Cain Schulte Gallery
Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA. Curated by Rene de Guzman
1997 Bachelor of Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1994 University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Public Collections and Commissions
The Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
American Civil Liberties Union, Detroit, MI
Michigan State University Museum, Lansing, MI
Ann Taylor, Inc., New York, NY
2019 Kalloch, Liz. Tools & Talismans.
2018 Susan Iverson, “The Embedded Message: Quilting in Contemporary Art” Surface Design Journal, Summer 2018, pages 62-64.
Ben Ogrodnik, “Marx@200 exhibition review” Afterimage, Issue 45, pages 26-28.
Rebecca Addison, “SPACE’s Marx@200 explores the German philosopher and what we can learn from his theories”, Pittsburgh City Paper, April 2018.
Tony Norman, “Artists of the world unite at Marx@200 exhibit downtown” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2018.
2017 M. Thomas, “Contemporary Craft addresses housing insecurity in ‘Shelter’”, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 2017. Sandi Hazlewood, “Designer Profile: Kathryn Clark” Love Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 51, pages 48-51.
“Q & A: Conceptualizing Untold Stories” Planning Magazine, June 2017, page 12.
2016 Barry, Ramona and Jobson, Rebecca. The Handmade Life: A Companion to Modern Crafting, Thames & Hudson.
Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swanson, and Beth Donaldson. Forward by Desmond Tutu. Quilts and Human Rights, University of Nebraska Press.
2015 Atkinson, Nora. Craft for a Modern World: The Renwick Gallery Collection, GILES.
Ranallo, Andrew. “Reconstruction”, American Craft Magazine, August/September 2015, One Piece, page 104.
2014 Cooks, Bridget R., “The Gee’s Bend Effect,” Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2014, pages 346-363.
Rudman, Dawne & Bate, Gareth, “Artist: Kathryn Clark of San Francisco, California, USA,” World of Threads Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews, Interview 102, (link)
Karr-Petras, Mary Kate, “Bent but Not Broken: Quilting in the Great Recession,” Quilters Newsletter, December/January 2014, pages 32-36.
2014 Gottesdiener, Laura. A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, Zuccotti Park Press, pages 16, 44, 110 and 160.
Goodman, Amy, Democracy Now!, Interview with Laura Gottesdiener, PBS, August 6, 2013, (link)
Zale, Sarah. Sometimes You Do Things: Poems, Aquarius Press 2013, Cover.
“1110/5 Journal,” MIEL Publications, April 2013, four postcards within a set.
Craig, Gabriel. “Kathryn Clark’s Foreclosure Quilts.” Surface Design Journal, Winter 2013, pages 26-29.
2014 “Quilting the Odd and Unusual: Breathing Life into Language,” Art Quilting Studio Magazine, Stampington & Company, summer 2012, page 64.
Clark, Kathryn, “Foreclosure Quilts,” Uppercase Magazine, Issue 12, January 2012, page 97.
New American Paintings, No. 97 Pacific Coast Issue, January 2012, pages 48-51.
DeWeerdt, Sarah. “How Quilting Can Explain the Foreclosure Crisis,” CityLab from The Atlantic, March 2012. (link)
Solomon, Lisa. “In the Studio: Kathryn Clark,” Poppytalk, February 2012. (link)
Caldwell, Ellen. “Mapping our Foreclosures One Quilt at a Time: Kathryn Clark,” NewAmericanPaintings, February 2012, (link)
Bond, K. Emily. “How to Make an American Foreclosure Quilt,” Ecosalon, January 2012, (link)
Tzenkova, Ani. “Kathryn Clark’s Foreclosure Quilts,” Trendland, January 2012. (link)
2011 Hand, Justine. “Fabrics and Linens: Foreclosure Quilts by Kathryn Clark,” Remodelista, December 2011. (link)
Clark, Kathryn. “Foreclosure Quilts.” HAND/EYE Magazine, June 2011. (link)
2020 Improvisational Embroidery Workshop, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN.
2019 Improvisational Embroidery Workshop, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA.
2018 Guest Lecturer, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.
2017 Embroidery Workshop, Hello Stitch Studio, Berkeley, CA.
Guest Lecturer, Stitch Modern, Piedmont, CA.
Guest Lecturer, Mule Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2016 Guest Lecturer and workshop presenter, Stitch Modern, Piedmont, CA.
2014 Guest Lecturer, Surface Design Association.
2011-2013 Contributing writer to Handful of Salt magazine.
1999-2003 Project Manager/Urban Planner, Calthorpe Associates, Berkeley, CA.
1997-1999 Architect/Urban Planner, MacCracken Architects, San Francisco, CA.