Catherine Woskow

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Art is the core of all my learning, a wondrous process that both serves and depletes -- always offering a place to return and find more depth in my life.  

I draw my work from my inner world -- conscious to maintain an active overview while allowing the art to direct, continually reminding myself to trust the process, get out of my own way and let the work guide and disclose.  The outcome of my work is always unpredictable, though my process deliberate.

 

Biography


I pull my work from my inner world. My painting is always ahead of me, disclosing and guiding into deeply energizing, if uncomfortable territory. My art process continually transforms my art work. I thrive in the challenge of radical new beginnings, letting go and trusting the unknown is essential for my development. I keep no area off limits: the amount of energy it takes to protect and control one space degrades everything around it. The outcome of my work is always unpredictable, though my process deliberate.

 

1958    Born Ukiah, California
1981    Koningkijke Akademie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, the Netherlands
1979    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
1977    Bradford Liberal Arts College, Bradford, Massachusetts

AWARDS

 

2006    L B Research and Education Foundation Grant. 25,000 dollars to pursue a one year course                       
            of artistic exploration.
1980    Rotary International Foundation Grant. 10,000 dollars to support art and language studies in the   
            Netherlands.
1977    Bradford Liberal Arts College, Massachusetts. Merit Scholarship.
1977    George Haseltine Art Prize, Bradford Liberal Arts College, Massachusetts. Graduated second
            in class and was the first undergraduate to be awarded this honor.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

 

2013      Grace Carpenter Hudson Museum, Ukiah, California.
             “Points of Encounter”,  Head Series, acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
2006      Grace Carpenter Hudson Museum, Ukiah, California.
             ”Abstracted Elements”, Abstract Minimalism, mixed media on wood panel

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016     Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, California. 
    Figuratively Speaking, mixed media on wood panel
2013     Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon. 
    "Red", Abstracts, mixed media on wood panel
2010     Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon. 
    New Work 2010, acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
2009    Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon. 
    Vertical Series, acrylic and mixed media on wood panel
2006    Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California.
    Abstract Minimalism and Persons Series, acrylic mixed media
2005    Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon.
    Persons Series, acrylic mixed media
2004    Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon.
    Abstract Minimalism, acrylic mixed media on wood panel
2002    Davis and Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon.
    Abstract Minimalism, mixed media on wood panel
1999    Tercera Gallery,Palo Alto, California.
    Abstract Minimalism, acrylic mixed media on wood panel
1998    Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, California.
    Nudes and Persons Series, oil wash and pencil
1997    Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
    Nudes and Persons Series, oil wash and pencil
1996    Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, California.
    Nudes and Persons Series, oil wash and pencil
1995    Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
    Abstract Minimalism, acrylic mixed media on paper

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2013    Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California. 
            Head Series, acrylic mixed media on wood panel
2010    Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, California
    Vertical Series, acrylic mixed media on wood panel  
2002    Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, California.
    "A Horse is a Horse", metal sculpture
2000    Qwendajay Addington Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
    Nudes and Persons Series, oil wash and pencil
1997    Kimzey Miller Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
    Nudes and Persons Series, oil wash and pencil
1993    Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco.
    Abstract Minimalism, acrylic mixed media on paper
1992    Gallery Marckant, Langelo, the Netherlands.
    Abstract Minimalism, acrylic mixed media on paper