Selected Exhibitions
2018 Pryor 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 - 2017 Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA (annual event)
2009 ArtSpan Open Studio, SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco
2008 G Gallery, San Francisco
2006 Nina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 G Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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.

2016 Carlos Rojas, MACA, Monte Azul Center for the Arts
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

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

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