About Kathleen Youngquist


Kathleen Youngquist was born in Hollywood, California, to her father, a Walt Disney animator, and her mother, a librarian. From an early age, she spent much of her time drawing, painting, weaving, and making pottery. She lives and works in Healdsburg, CA.

She worked with clay from (1970-1989), transitioning to painted pop-rivet steel forms to oil painting on canvas. She studied art in California, New York, France, and Texas receiving an individual Artist Grant from the City of San Antonio, TX (1993).

She holds a BFA degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio: Teaching 3-D Design (1989-92); Teaching Drawing (1992-94) at the San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX.

She was the curator for The Figurative Point of View Exhibition (2004) at The Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA, where she was an Art Instructor for 15 years (1996-2011). Youngquist’s work is in numerous private collections, Represented in the SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery (2005-2015), and currently represented in the Erickson Fine Art Gallery, Healdsburg, California.

Youngquist’s current oil paintings on canvas are a departure from her earlier narrative-figurative work, exploring the connection and separation of her subjects and environments, using an intuitive, improvisational approach to suggest the energy, tension, mystery, interaction, and gesture in a suspended moment.

Youngquist’s work is inspired by nature, current events, personal memory, and rhythms of music & dance to depict space, discover shape, form, line, and movement across the surface of the canvas.


Kathleen Youngquist
Born Hollywood, California
1992-1993 City of San Antonio/Department of Cultural Affairs
1990 MFA The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
1988 BFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred; Alfred, New York
1979-1980 Ecole de Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France
1978-1979 Ceramics; Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho
1972 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
YearSolo Exhibitions
2020 Dancing With Paint; Paintings by Kathleen Youngquist; Frank P. Doyle Library/2nd floor; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2017 In Motion; Window Gallery; Museum of Sonoma County Art & History; Santa Rosa, CA
2010 Upstage, Quicksilver Mine Co., Forestville, CA
2005 Surfacing; Chamber Gallery, Mill Valley City Hall; Mill Valley, CA
1997 Escapade...; Painter's Eye; Petaluma, CA
1993  Flip/Flap/Jack; Paintings, Emily Edwards Gallery, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX

Push/Pull; Paintings, The Blue Door Gallery San Antonio, TX
1990 Kathleen Youngquist: Paintings; Pilot Hole Gallery, San Antonio, TX
1988 Dancer V: Robert Turner Gallery; New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; Alfred, New York
Year Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 AbstractArtExhibition; Belvedere/Tiburon Library Art Gallery; Tiburon, CA
2021 Extraction, Art On The Edge Of The Abyss; Sebastopol Center For The Arts; Sebastopol, CA
2021 Inspiration Realized; Sun Valley Center Alumni Exhibition; Gail Severn Gallery; Ketchum Idaho; Curator: Jim Romberg
2020 The deYoung Open Exhibit; deYoung Museum; San Francisco, CA, Judges: Hung Liu, Mildred Howard, Enrique Chagoya
2019 Water's Edge, Landscape's for Today; Whatcom Museum, Lightcatcher Building; Bellingham, WA, Juror: Bruce Guenther
2018 No Mud, No Lotus; Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2017 AbstrAction; Fall National Juried Exhibition; Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Juror: Catherine Clark
2016 Non-ob; Blue Line Arts; Roseville, CA
2016 Fall Exhibition; Falkirk Galleries; San Rafael, CA
2016 Abstraction; Hallway Gallery; Sonoma West Medical Center; Sebastopol, CA
2015 Transitions; Marin Community Foundation; Novato, CA; Jurors: Patricia Watts, Satri Pencak
2015 Wetlands; Sebastopol Center For The Arts; Sebastopol, CA; Juror: Chester Arnold
2015 Reaction; Gallery Route One; Point Reyes Station, CA; Juror: John Seed
2012-Present Represented by Erickson Fine Art; Healdsburg, CA
2012 Serving Up Art; Sebastopol Library; 5 person show; Sebastopol, CA
2012 Left Coast Annual; Sanchez Art Center; Pacifica, CA; Juror: Michael Schwager
2012 Laughing Matters; 3 person show; Healdsburg Center for the Arts; Healdsburg, CA
2012 The Last Hurrah; Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery; Forestville, CA
2011 Art At The Cheese Factory; Reflections on Water; Gallery Route One Project Space; Point Reyes, CA
2011 On Water; Paintings by Nineteen Bay Area Artists; Sausalito Bay Model; Curator: Claudia Chapline
2011 Boxed In; A Small Works Show; Quicksilver Mine Co.; Forestville, CA
2010 Private Eyes Artists' Visions; Marin MOCA; Novato, CA; Juror: Andrea Schwartz
2010 Figuring Out the Figure; Drawings; Santa Rosa Junior College, CA. Curator: Stephanie Sanchez
2009 Faculty Art Show, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2008 Small Works; Sonoma County Arts Council Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA, Juror: David Best
2007 Art International Fine Art Fair; Municipal Art Gallery-DCA Slide Registry; Pasadena, CA
2007 SVMA Biennial 2007; Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA Jurors: Philip Linhares, Richard Shaw, Leigh Marcopolos
2007 Expressions West 2007; Coos Art Museum; Coos Bay, OR: Honorable Mention Award
2007 New Space/ New Work; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2007 Human Figure Art Exhibition; Long Beach Arts; Long Beach, CA
2005-2015 SF Museum of Modern Art; Represented in Artists Gallery; San Francisco, CA
2004 Cross Pollination; The Museum of Contemporary Art; Santa Rosa, CA
2004 12 painters/12 paintings; A street gallery, Santa Rosa,CA
2004 Summer Group Show; William O'Keeffe Gallery; Sebastopol, CA
2003 Filling Space; Drawings; A street gallery; Santa Rosa,CA
2003 Figures & Fantasies; Anne Bradford Gallery; Healdsburg, CA
2002 Artists Portraying Artists; Sonoma Museum of Visual Art; Santa Rosa, CA
2002 Through the Looking Glass; Quicksilver Mine Co.; Sebastopol, CA
2001 California Small Works 2001; Sonoma Museum of Visual Art; Santa Rosa, CA Juror: Kenneth Baker, Art Critic for San Francisco Chronicle
2001 The Frame Show; Mesh Gallery; Sebastopol, CA
2000 Faculty Art Show; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2000 Gallery Route One; Year 2000 Exhibition; Pt. Reyes Station, CA, Juror: Marian Parmenter
1999 New Work; Healdsburg Regional Library; Healdsburg, CA
1998 The Light Is Diverse in California; Center For Visual Art; Oakland, CA, Juror: Enrique Chagoya
1998 Third Rotation; Next Level Communications; Rohnert Park, CA
1996 California Small Works 1996; California Museum of Art; Santa Rosa, CA, Juror: Phil Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
1996 Green Neon; Milagros Contemporary Art Gallery; 2 Person Show; San Antonio, Texas
1995 The Exquisite Corpse Project; Lithographs, UTSA Satellite Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX
1994 Putting It On Paper; Contemporary Graphics by San Antonio Artists, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1994 Hemlangtan; Scenic Design for Dance Performance: Carina Lawton and Dancers, Jump Start Performance Co., San Antonio, TX
1992 Works on Paper, Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
1992 Black and White and in Color; Haydee Victoria Suescum/Kathleen Youngquist; Visual Arts and Technology Center, San Antonio College, TX
1992 Baja Tejas; Texas Artists on Paper, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru; Curated by Kent Rush
1992 The Road Show, Fine Art Billboard Exhibition; San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TX
1991 Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, New York
1990 Paintings; Texas Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX
1985 Figure Drawing; Phoenix Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985 Portraits; Falkirk Gallery; San Rafael, CA, Jurors: Ruth Braunstein and Richard Shaw
1985 The Art of Clay and Glass; Fine Arts Gallery; College of Marin, CA, Juror: Kenneth Trapp
1996-2011 Art Instructor: Drawing and Composition; Figure Drawing; Watercolor; Drawing in Color; Three Dimensional Design; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2004 Curator: The Figurative Point of View; Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery; Santa Rosa, CA
1992-1994 Art Instructor, Drawing; San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
1991 Art Instructor, Painting; Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas
1989-1992 Art Instructor, 3-D Design, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas