Originally from the East Coast, Katherine Vetne received a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of SFAI’s Graduate Fellowship in Painting as well as the Allen B. Stone Award. She has exhibited her work in Los Angeles (Angles Gallery; CB1 Gallery), Boston (Samson Projects, 808 Gallery), Washington, DC (National Museum of Women in the Arts) and San Francisco (Catharine Clark Gallery, 2nd floor projects). She lives and works in San Francisco.



        2015     San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, Master of Fine Arts in Painting     
        2009    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Magna Cum Laude

Solo* + Two Person Exhibitions  
        2015    Vernissage, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco, CA *
        2014    PreciousSentimentalCoyConcealingWithholdingNarcissisticObsessive, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
        2012    Thirty Spoons, The Hallway Gallery, Boston, MA *
                   Hyperconscious, Lynn Arts, Lynn, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

        2018    Heavy Metal: Women to Watch, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
                   We Tell Ourselves Stories...In Order to Live, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                   15th Anniversary Exhibition, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
        2017    Stardust to Steel, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA
                   Josh Faught :: Katherine Vetne :: Wayne Koestenbaum, 2nd floor projects, San Francisco, CA
                   Daniel Samaniego, Katherine Vetne, Xiao Wang, No Exit, San Francisco, CA   
        2016   Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles CA     
                   Common Dilemmas, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
                   The Alchemist, Root Division, San Francisco, CA     
        2015    Nourish, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA         
                   Introductions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA     
        2014    Hidden and Revealed: Representations of Women by Women, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA         
                   Badlands, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA         
                   Gold Rush, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA         
                   Piecework, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA         
                   Artist’s Choice, The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA     
        2013    Black Ink, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA 2012    
                   December Salon, The Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA         
                   Boston Critique Group, The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA         
                   TEDxSomerville, The Center for the Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA     
        2011     On or Of Paper, Lynn Arts, Lynn, MA         
                   Inside-Out, 119 Gallery, Lowell, MA         
                   Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA         
                   A Taste of Boston, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA               
        2010    Draw Drawings Every Day, Washington Street Art Center, Cambridge, MA                  
                   Secrets, 119 Gallery, Lowell, MA     
        2009   Materials are Language, 119 Gallery, Lowell, MA         
                   Boston Biennial, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA         
                   The Sixth Arches Print Show, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

Awards & Honors   

        2018     Tosa Studio Award, Minnesota Street Project (Nomination)
        2014     Allen B. Stone Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute
        2014     Partial Tuition Fellowship in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
        2009    Gold Award, Drawing Category, Boston Biennial, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA
Selected Press      

        2018    Why Katherine Vetne wants to melt your Baccarat into a puddle of art, by Tony Bravo (LINK)
San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 30, 2018
How Female Sculptors Are Pushing the Bounds of Metal as a Medium, by Bridey Heing (LINK)
Hyperallergic, Sept. 11, 2018
Memories Can’t Wait: Thinking Through Material Affects, by Anton Stuebner (LINK)
1240 Writing Residency, Aug. 12, 2018
Material Girls: Heavy Metal at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, by Vanessa Mallory Kotz
Metalsmith Magazine, Vol. 38 no. 3, 2018
5 Cool DC Art Shows to Liven Up The Dog Days of Summer, by Mark Jenkins (LINK)
Washington Post, Aug. 9, 2018
Metal is Marvelous in the Hands of These Talented Women, by Liz Logan (LINK)
                      1stdibs, July 2, 2018
                   5 Questions with Katherine Vetne (LINK)
                      National Museum of Women In The Arts Blog, Summer 2018
                   Women bring Metal & Mettle to Hubbell (LINK)
                      Glance, pgs. 16-17, Spring 2018
        2017    The File, Interview by Daniel Samaniego. (LINK)
                      Settlers + Nomads, 2017
       2016     Tight Ass: Labor Intensive Drawing and Realism, by Max King Cap (LINK)
                     Artillery Magazine, March 16, 2016


2018 Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A Complete Guide to the Medium, by Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzullo
Routledge, 2018

        2013     The Boston Critique Group: A Boston-Based Artist Collaborative
                     Founder and Lead Facilitator