artist in studio photo


curriculum vitae

Born Madrid, Spain

EXHIBITIONS (solo unless otherwise noted)

New Works: Shauna Moore + Catherine Courtenaye (two-person), Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Colorado, 2016

“Echo: Unspoken Dialects” (four-person), Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, 2016

The Big Room, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, 2014

Read Between the Lines, Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, Montana, 2014

Recent Paintings, Modernism, Inc.,  San Francisco, 2012

Catherine Courtenaye: Paintings, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, 2011

Recent Works, Modernism West, San Francisco, 2011

New Work, Modernism, San Francisco, 2009

Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, 2009 (two-person)

Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2008

Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, 2007

Ghostwriters, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, 2007

Bentley Projects, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005

Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, 2004

Lobby Gallery at 455 Market, San Francisco, 2003

Sampler, Latham Square Building, organized by the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, 2002

Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, California, 2000

Shaker Museum, South Union, Kentucky, 2000

Paintings of Shaker Objects, LIMN, San Francisco, California, 1999

The Colors of the Soul: Paintings of Shaker Objects, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1997

Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, 1994

Hartnell College, Salinas, California, 1994

DesignWorks, Berkeley, California, 1993

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California, 1992

Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, 1990

Kouros Gallery, New York, 1989

Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1988


Summer Highlights, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, Colorado, 2017

Montana History Conference, Sundog Fine Art, Bozeman, Montana, 2015

30-Year Retrospective, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, Colorado, 2015

“Visual Language,” Slate Contemporary, Oakland, California, 2014

“The Spring Collection,” Slate Contemporary, Oakland, California, 2014

“A Conversation,” Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, Montana, 2014

“Earth and Sky,” Gallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, Montana, 2014

“White,” Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, Colorado, 2014

“Deck the Walls,” Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, 2013

The Animal in Contemporary Art II, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, 2013

Bozeman Printmaking, The Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, Montana 2011

Missoula Art Museum 39th Benefit Auction, Missoula, Montana 2011

ArtMiami 2010

Small Works, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2010

Inscribere, Chandra Cerrrito Contemporary, Oakland, California, 2007

Chroma, Gensler San Francisco, curated by Chandra Cerrito, 2007

Cali/Graffi, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, A California Calligraphy Summit, 2006

Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho, 2006

Firecrackers: Artists to Watch, Roshambo Gallery, Healdsburg, California, 2006

LIMN Collection Rugs, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2006

Freefall: Contemporary Painting in the ’00’s, online exhibition curated by Chandra Cerrito, 2005

Contemporarities, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i, 2006

Handpicked, Michelle Bello Fine Art, San Francisco, 2003

25th Anniversary Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, 2003

30 Years/30 Artists, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, 2003

Solos: The Contemporary Monoprint,Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California, 2002

34th Annual Art Auction, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana 2002

Wrap Up, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, 2001

Black and White and Read All Over, Sloan Miyasato, San Francisco, 2001

Abstraction: From Raucous to Refined, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, 2000

Gallery Artists Summer Show, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, California, 2000

An Argument for Drawing, Art Museum of Missoula, 2000

Jeffrey Coploff Gallery, New York, New York, 1999

Precious, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, 1998

Pharmacopoeia, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco,1998

L’Chaim: A Kiddush Cup Invitational, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, 1997

Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1996

Refound, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, 1996

Anonymous Arrangement, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, 1995

What’s in a Word? Gallery Concord, Concord, California, 1995

Art Faculty Exhibition, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon State University, Ashland, 1993

Vladimir/Emeryville Cultural Exchange, Vladimir, Russia, 1992

Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, 1991

Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1991

Art: the Other Industry, Emeryville, California; John Caldwell, juror, 1990

Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, 1990

America, Italia, Spagna, Galleria San Benigno, Genoa, Italy, 1989

The Fourth International LA Art Fair, Los Angeles,1989

ProArts Annual, Oakland, California; Graham Beale, juror, 1988

Chain Reaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, 1988

Ten Women Artists of the Bay Area, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California, 1987

Bay Area Drawing, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California, 1987

Small Treasures, Oakland Museum Collectors’ Gallery, Oakland, California, 1987

ProArts Annual, Oakland, California; David Ireland, juror, 1987

Art: The Other Industry, Emeryville, California; Sidra Stich, curator, 1987

M.F.A. Exhibition, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, 1984


University of Iowa, Iowa City, M.F.A. in painting and drawing, 1984

University of Iowa, Iowa City, M.A. in painting and drawing, 1983

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, 1980

Colby College, Waterville, Maine, B.A. magna cum laude in English, 1979

University of Bath, England, 1977

American School of Tangier, Morocco, 1973-1975


Artists Innovation Award 2017, Montana Arts Council 2017

TEDx speaker, University of Montana, February 2015

National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, 1989

Ford Foundation Grants, 1982, 1983, 1984

Phi Beta Kappa, 1979


Montana State University, Bozeman, Guest Artist, 2010

San Jose State University, Guest Artist, 2010

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Guest Artist, 2000

California College of Art, San Francisco, Panelist, “Drawing as a Major Medium of Expression,” 1999

Southern Oregon State University, Ashland, Guest Artist, 1999

Southern Oregon State University, Ashland, Instructor (full time), 1993

California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, Guest Artist, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2002

Emeryville Youth Art Program, Emeryville, California, Instructor, 1985–86

Dominican College, San Rafael, California, Guest Artist, 1985

University of Iowa, Graduate Teaching Assistant in painting, 1982–84


Experimental Workshop, monotypes, Emeryville, California 2001

Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming, 1991

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, 1985


Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Bank of America

Boise Art Museum

City of Reno, Nevada

City of Walnut Creek, California

Crocker Art Museum

Farhat Art Museum, Beirut, Lebanon

Farmers and Merchants Bank, California

Folger, Levin & Kahn, LLP, San Francisco

Frontier Adjusters of America, Phoenix

Hyatt Hotels

Lehman Brothers

The Oakland Museum of California


National Endowment for the Arts Loan Collection

Matsushita Investment & Development Co., Osaka, Japan

Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, LLP, San Francisco

Renown Health Center, Nevada

Silk, Adler & Colvin, LLP, San Francisco

Tucson Museum of Art

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Westin Verasa Hotel, Napa


Deloitte LLP, Conference and Learning Center, Westlake, Texas, two 44 x 68-inch paintings, 2011.

Art in Public Places, City of Emeryville, California, Bus Shelter Temporary Art Program, four posters, 2010.

Renown Health, Nevada, fifteen 18 x 18-inch panels in the Tahoe Tower lobby, Reno.

Farmers and Merchants Bank, Lodi, California, one 84 x 60-inch painting.