Kathleen Finney


 

Biography


Professional Experience

 

2012

Assistant muralist to artist Henry Jackson, San Francisco Zoological Society, Artist in Residency
Pilot Program (3 mos)

1994 - Present

Owner/Art Director F Troop Design - a multifaceted San Francisco design firm, specializing in corporate
brand identity, print collateral, packaging and web design.
Prior to F Troop
Designer, Michael Vanderbyl Design
Designer, Landor and Associates
Senior Designer, Macworld, Corporate Department
Senior Designer, Autodesk Inc.

 

Bibliography

 

2016

Carlos Rojas, MACA, Monte Azul Center for the Arts www.macastudios.org
The omnipresent California sunshine is often at once muted and intensified by the San Francisco fog, and its
depiction can lead to formulaic conventions that may even slant towards the trite. Yet, this light permeates
daily interaction with the environment and to ignore it would be to disregard the reality of life in California.
San Francisco artist, Kathleen Finney, successfully defies the cataloging of her work as landscape painting, yet
it is difficult to ignore the atmospheric quality of her pieces. Her works are inhabited by glimpses of time and
space, where bold edges and shapes may fade away into a multidimensional atmosphere, hinting at the passage
of time and the imperfection of memory. Overall, the compositions tend to be imbued with moments of angst
and melancholy amid the sunny palate, beautifully integrated and graceful, rarely abrupt, and it is this tension
found within Finney’s complex imagery, which is often contradictory, that draws the viewer in for an experience
with a mystery, or mysteries, that are never revealed.

2009

New Works, Kathleen Finney, Artist Catalogue, ArtSpan Open Studio Exhibition, SOMARTS Gallery,
San Francisco, CA

 

Education

 

1982 - 1985 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2008 - 2010 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2007 - 2008 UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco CA
2001 - 2003 San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2018 Pry Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2015 MMG Foundation Inaugural Event, San Francisco, CA
2013 Cecere Amati Gallery, Cisternino, Italy (solo)
2012 Cecere Amati Gallery, Cisternino, Italy
2009 - 2018 Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA (annual event)
2009 ArtSpan Open Studio Exhibition, SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 G Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Nina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 G Gallery, San Francisco, CA