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). 

2016, Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2012, Bachelor of Fine Art, Studio Art, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Sad Vicious and The Dead Alleys, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
Dead Alleys, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Dinner Party, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Threads, Book and Job Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
Number Two (Touchy Feels), NO SPACE, Oakland, CA
MFA Exhibition, Fort Mason Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Art Auction, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
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, McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Doors, Decline Gallery, San Francisco, CA
stARTup Art Fair SF, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA
Imaginary Milieu, Noroof Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
ArtSpan Artists Exhibition, SomArts, 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
Spring Dionysian Underground, RedSpace, San Francisco, CA
Paragon: The Women’s Role in Art, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA
Art Club Exhibition and Contest, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA
Propaganda: Art Works of Lies & Deceit, The Ruby Room, San Diego, CA
Photography Exhibit, Flor Y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

Awards & Residencies­­
Award recipient, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Resident Artist, AIR, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Award recipient, The Jack K. & Gertrude Murphy Award and the Edwin Anthony & Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships, San Francisco, CA
Award recipient, Anne Bremer Memorial Library’s 32nd Artists’ Book Contest, San Francisco, CA
Scholarship grantee, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Artist In Residence, ArtSpan Art For City Youth Program, San Francisco, CA
Honoree, Dean’s List, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Collaborative Projects
2016 – Ongoing, ART MOMZ, 3-person collaborative interventionist group, San Francisco, CA
2015 – Ongoing, The Dead Alleys, various performance spaces, San Francisco, CA

"KunstCapades episode 51 w/Kaitlin Trataris and Lauren Licata of R/SF," KunstCapades, February 13
Stephanie Smith, "Kaitlin Trataris Art/Work", (im)material, June 12
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
Chucky Brown, “Interview: Kaitlin Trataris,” Washburn Studio Learning and Artist Space, September 12
Brooke Schyler, “Fighting for the Future,” The Daily Aztec, April 30    
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

Visiting Artist Lecture, San Diego State University, CA, upcoming March 8
Senior Seminar Guest, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, April 15
ArtSpan’s Friday Night at the de Young: 40 Years of SF Open Studios,” deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, October 9
“Winter Creativity Cabaret,” Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, December 4