Kaitlin Trataris is a multi-media artist living and working in San Francisco. She co-founded and serves as the Facilities Director of R/SF projects, a curatorial laboratory and contemporary gallery in downtown San Francisco showing raw contemporary work, alternative projects, and offbeat programming from the Bay Area’s emerging talent. Trataris is involved in a number of collaborative projects including, The Dead Alleys (a conceptual punk rock band), A.I.R. (a traveling residency program), and ART MOMZ (an interventionist and performative art collective). In her practice, Kaitlin creates silk screened and sewn fabric soft sculptures of kitchen objects and foods that transform domestic environments into explorable sites and reveal the effects of mass media consumer culture through craft mediums and forms. Trataris received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from San Diego State University. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogen Contemporary Art Award. Her work has been shown at NOSPACE (Oakland, CA), Embark Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Book and Job Gallery (San Francisco, CA), and SOMArts (San Francisco, CA). 


Education
2016  
MFA, Studio Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2012  
BA, Studio Art, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Awards & Residencies­­
2016  
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, San Francisco, CA
AIR @ residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
2015  
Cadogan Scholarship, San Francisco, CA
Anne Bremer Memorial Library’s 32nd Artists’ Book Contest, San Francisco, CA
2014  
SFAI Grant, San Francisco, CA
2009  
Dean’s List, San Diego, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2016  
Dead Alleys @ R/SF, San Francisco, CA
Dinner Party, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
2015  
You_Me, Clark's Unicorn Emporium, San Francisco, CA
2014  
Selected Works, Brainwash, San Francisco, CA
Threads, Book and Job Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Selected Works, Moxi, San Francisco, CA
Selected Works, Kafe 99 Sqft., San Francisco, CA

Collaborative Projects
2016 – Ongoing    
ART MOMZ, 3-person collaborative social practice group, San Francisco, CA (ongoing interventions and experimental curation in collaboration with Anicka Vrana-Godwin and Lauren Licata)
2016 – Ongoing    
AIR, various locations, San Francisco, CA (durational performative action and installation in collaboration with Paula Morales)
2015 – Ongoing    
The Dead Alleys, various performance spaces, San Francisco, CA (performance in collaboration with Ana Maria Montenegro Jaramillo)

Group Exhibitions
2016  
Number Two (Touchy Feels), NO SPACE, Oakland, CA
MFA Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Art Auction, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
2015  
Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Latent, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, SomArts, San Francisco,CA
Knit Knit Weave Weave Sew Sew, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Alejandro Amanza Pereda presents: A Pop-Up Exhibition, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Decline Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA
stARTup Art Fair SF, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA
Imaginary Milieu, Noroof Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graduate Open Studios, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
2014  
ArtSpan Artists Exhibition, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Open Studios, Sports Basement, San Francisco, CA
Beyond Breakfast and Selfies, Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland, CA
Spaces, Honey Hive Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
Selected Works, Revamp Salon, San Francisco, CA
2013  
SF Open Studios, Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA
Art Explosion Open Studios, Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA
SF Open Studios Exhibition, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
Selected Works, The Pour House, San Francisco, CA
Spring Dionysian Underground, RedSpace, San Francisco, CA
2012  
Paragon: The Women’s Role in Art, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA
2011   
Art Club Exhibition and Contest, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA
Propaganda: Art Works of Lies & Deceit, The Ruby Room, San Diego, CA
2010  
Photography Exhibit, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

Publications
2016
Stephanie Smith, "Kaitlin Trataris Art/Work", (im)material, June 12
2015  
Jeremy Joven, “Kaitlin Trataris,” the new asterisk, October 2
Brianna Nelson, “Artist Interview: Kaitlin Trataris,” SOMArts, September 23
Root Division, MFA Now 2015 Catalogue, Archive Project/Juried Exhibition, March 11
2014  
Chucky Brown, “Kaitlin Trataris,” Washburn Studio Learning and Artist Space, September 12
2012  
Brooke Schyler, “Fighting for the Future,” The Daily Aztec, April 30    
2011   
Chad Deal, “Things for Doing: Saturday, August 27,” San Diego Reader, August 27
Micheal Raso, Light Reveals-Kaitlin’s Passion for Film,” Film Photography Project, October 5
Antoine Schutz, Kaitlin Trataris: Photographe,” Beware Mag, November 22

Lectures
2017   
Senior Seminar Guest, SFAI, San Francisco, CA, April 15
2015  
ArtSpan’s Friday Night at the de Young: 40 Years of SF Open Studios,” deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, October 9
2013  
“Winter Creativity Cabaret,” Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, December 4