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, 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
2017
Sad Vicious and The Dead Alleys, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
2016  
Dead Alleys, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Dinner Party, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
2014  
Threads, Book and Job Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016  
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
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, 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
2014  
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
2013  
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

Awards & Residencies­­
2016  
Award recipient, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Resident Artist, AIR, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
2015  
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
2014  
Scholarship grantee, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2013
Artist In Residence, ArtSpan Art For City Youth Program, San Francisco, CA
2009  
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

Publications
2017
"KunstCapades episode 51 w/Kaitlin Trataris and Lauren Licata of R/SF," KunstCapades, February 13
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, “Interview: 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
2018
Visiting Artist Lecture, San Diego State University, CA, upcoming March 8
2017   
Senior Seminar Guest, San Francisco Art Institute, 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