Born

1952 New Orleans, Louisiana

Education

1979 M.F.A, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1975 B.A, University of California, Davis


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 The Interior of the Yelling Clinic, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles,CA

2014 Ever After: Venuses of the Yelling Clinic, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2013 Brain Heads, Green Chalk Gallery, Monterey, CA

2012 Healers of the Yelling Clinic, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley,CA

2011 He-Charmers, Compound Gallery, Oakland CA

2010 Gallery Paule Anglim , San Francisco, CA

2008 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2008 Sakata Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2007 Electric Works, San Francisco, CA

2007 Golgi’s Door, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

2007 Hush, Hush, Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California,Berkeley, CA

2006 Hemphill Gallery, Washington DC

2005 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2004 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2003 Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002 Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2001 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1999 Adaline Kent Award exhibition at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Plant Life, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 The New Domestics, Monterrey Museum of Art, Monterrey, CA

2018 Conversion: Art and Engineering, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2018 Decennial, The Compound Gallery, Oakland,CA

2018 Het Beste, b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA

2016 States of Mind, Wellcome Museum, London, UK

2016 Invitational, Washington Reid Gallery, Los Angeles,CA

2015 Dis/Play, Somart Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 Art of the Lived Experiment, Grand Rapids Art Museum. Grand Rapids, MI

2015 Best Bet, Green Chalk Gallery, Monterey, CA

2015 The Brain, Sun Valley Center for Art, Sun Valley, ID

2015 Opulent Mobility, CSU Northridge Gallery, Northridge,CA

2015 Indigo Mind, Storefrontlab, San Francisco, CA

2015 Frankenstein, Art Division, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Subjective Resonance Imaging, Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference, Seattle, WA

2013 Squeak Carnwath, Hung Lui & Katherine Sherwood, Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA

2013 Human Beings I1, Women’s Made Gallery, Chicago, CA

2013 The Artist’s Way, The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA

2013 Wynn Newhouse Foundation Winners for 2013, Palitz Gallery, New York City, NY

2013 In Our Hands, HDLU Museum, Zagreb Croatia

2012 Yelling Clinic, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California

2011 Medusa’s Mirror, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010 Revealing Culture, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC

2010 Local Treasures: Six Extraordinary Artists, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2009 Through Future Eyes, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2009 Devout Sacrilege, Galerie Studio St., Berlin, Germany

2008 Seeing is Knowing the Body, Carelton College, Northfield,MN

2008 Breath of Difference, Project Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2005 – 2007 Visionary Anatomy, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC traveled to: Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; University of Delaware Gallery, Newark, DE; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA; The Art League of Long Island, Dix Hill, NY; The Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA

2006 Human Beings, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

2005 Inside Outloud, Kempner Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

2002 Bay Area Now 3, Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA

2002 Group Show, Lockes Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001 Kick Back, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2001 Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001 New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

2000 Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY

2000 Six Painters, Sonoma State University, Sonoma CA

2000 Medicine in Art, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

1999 Likeness of Being, D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Bibliography

David Roth, “New Domestics at the Monterey Museum”, Square Cylinder, September 24, 2018

Christopher Michno, “Katherine Sherwood”, Artillery, May 1,2018

Sharon Mizota, “In Katherine Sherwood’s Nude Paintings Disability and Race Enter the Picture”, Los Angeles Times, April 2,2018

Jody Zellen, “Katherine Sherwood: The Interior of the Yelling Clinic at Walter Maciel Gallery”, Art and Cake, April 6, 2018

David S. Rubins, “Editor’s Round Table, Visual Art Source, April 20, 2018

Meghan Abrahams, “Walter Maciel Gallery, Katherine Sherwood’s Interior of the Yelling Clinic”, Fabrik, April 23, 2018

Edward Goldman, “Art Talk: Beauty and the Brain”, KCRW, April 17,2018

David Roth, “Carnwath, Lui & Sherwood” Square Cylinder, July, 2013

Katherine Sherwood, “How a Cerebral Hemorrhage Altered My Art”, Frontiers of Neuroscience,

Emily Sohn, “After Brain Damage, For Some the Creative Juices Flow For Some”, Los Angeles- Times, May 20, 2011

Noah Stern, “The Neuropsychology of Art”, The Beautiful Brain, January 17, 2010

DeWitt Cheng, “Work Life: The Berkeley Art Center Honors Six Eminent East Bay

Artists”, East Bay Express, July 7, 2010

David Roth, “Local Treasures at the Berkeley Art Center”, SquareCylinder.com, July 11, 2010

Kenneth Baker, “Reichman and Sherwood at Anglim,” San Francisco Chronicle, September11, 2010

Kenneth Baker, “Local Treasures”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 29, 2010

Jonathan Curiel, “Katherine Sherwood: Healers from the Yelling Clinic” SF Weekly, September 15, 2010

David Roth, “Katherine Sherwood at b. sakata garo”, Art Week, July, 2008

Jenny Mayo, “ Tragedy to Triumph”, Washington Times, January 14, 2008

Kathleen Hom, “ A Disabled Artist Gets inside Her Own Head”, Washington Post,February 5, 2008

Lynne Fraser,“The Private and Public Nature of Disease: Art as a Transformative Medium”, Canadian Medical Association Journal, June 20, 2008

Sasha Lee,”Interview:Katherine Sherwood”, Beautiful Decay, October, 2008

Paul Jablow, “Study Of Brain Injury Hints at Roots of Creativity”, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 18, 2010

Richard Whittaker, The Conversations: Interviews with Sixteen Contemporary Artists, Whale and Star, 2007, Delray Beach, FLA

Henry Fountain, “What Leonardo Could Have Done With a Cat Scan,” The New York Times, April 19, 2005

Steve Budden, “San Francisco,” Art Papers, September /October 2004

Catherine Kim, CBS Sunday Morning News, “The Realm of Possibility,” aired November 2, 2003

Kenneth Baker,”Bay Area Painter’s Thematic Center Shifts Toward Common Ground,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2004

Chris Cobb, “Bay Area Now”, Flash Art, October, 2002

Mark Johnstone and Leslie Aboud Holzman, Epicenter, Chronicle Books, 2003, San Francisco, CA

Doug MacCash, “ Hands of Fate,” Times-Picayune, October 26, 2002

Richard Whittaker, “A Conversation with Katherine Sherwood,” Works + Conversations, #6 2002

Monique Beeler, “Neuroesthetics conference: This is your brain on art. The Oakland Tribune January 10,2002

Susan Emerling, “Her Life Caught up with Her Work,” The Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2002

Kenneth Baker, “Kreb’s abstraction and idealism at Haines,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 2, 2001

Rona Marech, “Stroke of Luck,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 31, 2001

Lyndon Stambler, “A Near Brush,” People Magazine, December 3, 2001

Barry Wigmore, “Stroke of Genius,” The London Times, July 3, 2000

Michael Kimmelman, “A New Whitney Team Makes Its Biennial Pitch,” The New York Times, March 24, 2000

Peter Waldman, “Master Stroke,” The Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2000

Kay Larson, “Mature Themes,” Mirabella, March 2000

Carol Vogel, “Surprise in Whitney’s Biennial Selections,” The New York Times, December 8, 1999

Apollinaire Scherr, “Stealing Beauty”, San Francisco Magazine, November 1999


Exhibition Catalogues

2016 States of Mind, Wellcome Museum, London, UK

2015 Art of the Lived Experiment, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2011 Yelling Clinic:Art, War and Disability, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2007 Golgi’s Door, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.

2006 Human Beings, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2005 Visionary Anatomies, National Academy of Science, Washington DC

Inside Out Loud, Kempner Museum, St. Louis, MO

2004 Katherine Sherwood, CD Rom, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2002 Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA

2001 Katherine Sherwood, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

New American Paintings, number 37, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

2000 Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum, New York, NY

1999 Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art institute, San Francisco, CA

1997 From Within, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1996 Range of Effect, Wake Forrest University Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Scratch, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

1995 Katherine Sherwood: Luck, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Secret of the Golden Flower, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Berkeley, CA


Grants and Awards

2013 Wynn Newhouse Award

2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2005 Guggenheim Fellowship Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2001 University of California Bridging Grant

1999 Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1998 Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant

University of California Humanities Research Grant

1997 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant

1992 University of California Humanities Research Grant

1989 NEA Artist Fellowship


Selected Collections

Bank of America
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
The DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, GA

The Ford Foundation, New York, NY
Microsoft Corporation
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
University of California, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

University of Missouri, Colombia, MO