kathleen edwards

about

Kathleen Edwards' first art sales were to her sixth grade classmates in late 1960's Los Angeles – drawings of flower wreathed peace signs for ten cents each. Now in the Bay Area, she studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University.

Her paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate collections and have been widely exhibited in solo and group shows since 1986. Venues include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery; Oakland Museum; Vancouver Museum; and Triangle Gallery, San Francisco. Illustration clients include Harper Collins, Llewellyn Worldwide and Chronicle Books.

Awards include residencies at Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Eureka Fellowship Finalist 2002, exhibition Best of Shows and Merit Awards, and a 1998 Marin Arts Council Individual Grant.

Statement: "Versatility is my specialty. The medium chosen is what best suits the message. From illustration to furniture and lamp making, bookbinding, basketry and installation, the challenge of expression through what I can make with my hands drives the evolution of my work. My next new ventures are community murals and broom making." Click here for CV
left: detail from "Grace: Homage to Earth and Sky for Food and Water" 1995

"Grace"...is a stunning reminder that every day we transform the environment through our bodies to stay alive. The installation points out the importance of process and of the sensory, critical and mental transformations we make in the wonderful mystery of life." --Stephen Hogbin, Appearance and Reality, Cambium Press 2000