KATHERINE WESTERHOUT
PHOTOGRAPHER
3016 Filbert Street, Studio 5, Oakland, CA 94608 USA
Phone: (510) 923-1090  •  www.katwest.com  •  
katwest@katwest.com  

...elegant symmetries and oceans of light...mediate on transience...in pictures of startling, elegiac beauty…In their unfashionable formalism, they make for a memorable show.    — Kenneth Baker, Art Critic, San Francisco Chronicle
 
Her images feel like they've been touched by the gods.     — Barbara Lapcek, Director (ret.), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York and Maine
 
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions:
  At Long Last - Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('12)
  Katherine Westerhout - SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('11)
  Rust Belt - Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('10)
  Detroit - Mark Horton Architecture, San Francisco, CA ('08)
  Detroit - Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('08)
  Winter Light - Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA (Sept, '06)
  After/Image - Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA ('06)
  Presence - Concurrent solo exhibition - Sepia International Gallery, New York City, NY ('05)
  Great Performances with Bella Feldman - Atrium Gallery, State Building, Oakland, CA ('04)
  Katherine Westerhout, Photographs - The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA ('03)
  Concurrent solo exhibition - Sepia International Gallery, New York City, NY ('02)
  Interiors - The Latham Building, Oakland, CA ('02)
Group Exhibitions:
  Snap: National Juried Photography Exhibition - Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA ('12)
  Degrees of Separation: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA ('10/'11)
  The AIPAD Photography Show - Sepia International Gallery, New York, NY ('09)
  Aqua Miami Art Fair - Electric Works, Miami, FL ('08)
  There! New Art from Oakland - Di Rosa Preserve, Napa Valley, CA ('08)
  Civil Twilight - Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('07)
  Aqua Miami Art Fair - Electric Works , Miami, FL ('07)
  Bridge Art Fair - Electric Works , London England ('07)
  Berliner Liste Art Fair - Electric Works , Berlin, Germany ('07)
  Ten Tapestries from Magnolia Editions - Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis ('07)
  Magnolia Editions: Woven Transcriptions - Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA ('06)
  Sepia at Seven: A Celebratory Group Show - Sepia International Gallery, New York City, NY ('06)
  Print - Gensler Architects, San Francisco, CA ('06)
  The Affordable Art Fair - Kala Art Institute , New York City ('05)
  9th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction (with catalogue), New York City, NY ('05)
  Majestic Tapestries of Magnolia Editions - Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA ('05)
  Thirty Something - Kala Art Institute Anniversary Exhibition, SFMoMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA ('05)
  Tapestries from Magnolia Editions - Bank of America Building, San Francisco, CA ('04)
  The Magnolia Tapestry Project - San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA ('04)
  Dislocation: New Bay Area Photography - James Nicholson Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('04)
  High Fiber - Eight-person exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA ('04)
  Four-person exhibition - S.F. Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('04)
  Newer Genres in Printmaking- Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, NJ ('03)
  Second Anniversary Invitational - Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA ('03)
  Berkeley Art Center 20th Annual - National juried exhibition, Berkeley, CA ('03)
  Group retrospective - Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA ('02)
  Bay Area Currents 2002 - Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA ('02)
  Being There - Oakland Museum of California Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Oakland, CA ('02)
  Toxic Landscapes - Puffin Foundation international traveling exhibition ('02)
  Berkeley Art Center 18th Annual - National juried exhibition, Berkeley, CA ('01)
  Photography 2000 - Annual, Mumm Napa Valley Gallery, Rutherford, CA ('00)
  A Vision Honored - Annual, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA ('99)
  What is Art For? - Oakland Museum of California & Collector's Gallery, Oakland, CA ('99)
  Igniting the Edge - Women's Caucus for Art National Conference, L.A., CA ('99)
  Third Biennial- A.I.R. Gallery, New York City ('98)
 
AWARDS
  Photo Commission - Abandoned military sites globally, Architecture for Humanity, SF, CA ('12)
  Photo Commission - Public Art Guidebook, City of Oakland Cultural Arts Department, Oakland, CA ('06)
  Individual grants - City of Oakland Cultural Arts Department, Oakland, CA ('99, '04)
  Residency - Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA ('03, '04)
  Individual grant - The Puffin Foundation ('03)
 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  Traveling into Time, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/12
  At Long Last, David M. Roth, Squarecylinder.com, 2/12
  Eye Fidelity, Johnny Ray Huston, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8/10
  Gallery Crawl, Katherine Westerhout: Rust Belt, TV KQED, 02/10
  De Staebler sculptures, Westerhout photographs, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/06/10
  Things Fall Apart, Michael Leaverton, SF Weekly, 2/10
  Guardian Online, Weekly Picks, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1/13/10
  Pursuit of Reverence: Katherine Westerhout, Jesse Nathan, COLOR Magazine, 12/09
  Spark Documentary with Katherine Westerhout, TV KQED SPARK, 04/09
  Cover to Cover Open Book, Interview with Kellia Ramares, Radio KPFA, 12/08, audio
  Katherine Westerhout at Electric Works, Alison Bing, Artweek, 4/08
  Exhibitions evoke signs of ruin, scars of war, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/19/08
  Elegy for a Dying City, Jesse Nathan, SFStation.com, 1/18/08
  Detroit, Our weekly picks, Huston, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1/9-15/08
  Weave a bit of magic, Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, 5/3/07
  Expect the Unexpected, David Downs, East Bay Express, 10/06
  Societal decay...the remains of the day, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/30/06
  Tech and Textiles, Michael S. Gant, Metro Silicon Valley, 7/06
  Previews: Virginia Davis, Katherine Westerhout…Debra Koppman, Artweek, 7&8/06
  Tapestry Exhibit Interweaves Art & Technology, Robert Taylor, Contra Costa Times, 12/9/05
  Mystic Halls, Kelly Vance, East Bay Express, 4/6/05
  High Fiber, Virginia Davis, Fiber Arts, 11&12/04
  Dislocation: New Bay Area Photography, at Nicholson Gallery, Alison Bing, Artweek, 9/04
  Photos Rooted in Past Evoke Present..., Robert Taylor, Contra Costa Times, 10/5/03
  Critics' Picks, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/28/03
  Trespassing in Art's Name, Lindsey Westbrook, East Bay Express, 3/12/03
  In Desolate Settings, a Laboratory of Form, Kenneth Baker, S.F. Chronicle, 3/1/03
  Serene Spaces, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/23/03
  Shades of Meaning in 'Bay Area Currents,' Monique Beeler, Oakland Tribune, 6/14/02
  There is a 'There' at Oakland Show, David Bonetti, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/27/02
  Oakland Light and Dark, Lindsey Westbrook, East Bay Express, 3/27/02
  Doors Wide Open, Cicely J. Sweed, Urban View, 6/6/01
   
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
  San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
  Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, NJ
  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, CA
  Alameda County Public Art Collection, CA
  San Francisco State University, CA
  San Francisco Zen Center, CA
  Mumm, Napa Valley, CA
  Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA
  David Baker, Architect, San Francisco, CA
  Walter Hood Design, Oakland, CA
  Zukor Art Conservation, Oakland, CA
   
TEACHING/PRESENTATIONS
  Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA ('10, '12)
  Art Alumni Symposium, UC Berkeley, CA ('09)
  DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA ('08)
  San Francisco City College, San Francisco, CA ('08)
  Mentor, JFK University Arts and Consciousness Program, Berkeley, CA ('08)
  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI ('07)
  Print Gallery, Southfield, MI ('07)
  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA ('06)
  Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA ('06)
  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA ('06)
  Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA ('03--'06)
  San Francisco State University, CA ('04)
  Berkeley Art Center, CA ('03)
  Vista College, Berkeley, CA ('02)
  Oakland Museum of California ('02)
  Oakland Art Gallery, CA ('02)
  Pro Arts panels, Oakland, CA ('01, '02)
  Art and Poetry in the Oakland Public Schools, CA ('01)
 
FORMAL EDUCATION
  BA in Art/Photography, San Francisco State University, CA
 
REPRESENTED BY
  Electric Works, 1360 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
  Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA