BIO
Kaitlin Trataris is a sculpture and performance artist living and working in San Francisco. She co-founded W*AH (Woman* Art Handlers) a group dedicated to the support and growth of POC, queer, non-binary, trans,  and womxn* identifying individuals in the professional arts industry as preparators, art handlers, technicians, fabricators, and other industry support roles. She also co-founded R/SF projects, a curatorial laboratory and contemporary gallery in downtown San Francisco (2016-2019). 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 CCA Hubbell Street Galleries (San Francisco, CA), Incline Gallery (San Francisco, CA), NOSPACE (Oakland, CA), Embark Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Book and Job Gallery (San Francisco, CA), and SOMArts (San Francisco, CA). Trataris works as a Manager of Exhibitions, Events, and Partnerships at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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
2018
Artist in Residence, The Branson School, Ross, CA
2016  
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, San Francisco, CA
AIR @ residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
2015  
Cadogan Scholarship, San Francisco, CA
2014  
SFAI Grant, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2016  
Dead Alleys @ R/SF, San Francisco, CA, 1 night
Dinner Party, residence/SF, San Francisco, CA, 1 night
2015  
Threads, Book and Job Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 3 weeks

Collaborative Projects
2015 – 2017   
The Dead Alleys, various performance spaces, San Francisco, CA (performance in collaboration with Ana Maria Montenegro Jaramillo)
2016
AIR, San Francisco, CA (durational performative action and installation)

Group Exhibitions
2018
After Work, Palette SF, San Francisco, CA, 1 month
Take Action, CCA Hubbell St Galleries, San Francisco, CA, 1 month
Teenage Tactical Training, The Brandon School, San Francisco, CA, permanent installation
2017
All Welcome: The Clay Days Experiment, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1 month
Flat File, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1 month
2016  
Number Two (Touchy Feels), NO SPACE, Oakland, CA, 1 night
MFA Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, 1 week
2015  
Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, 1 month
Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, SomArts, San Francisco,CA, 1 month
Alejandro Almanza Pereda presents: A Pop-Up Exhibition, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA, 3 months
Imaginary Milieu, Noroof Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1 night
2014  
Beyond Breakfast and Selfies, Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland, CA, 1 month
Spaces, Honey Hive Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1 month

Publications

2017
Svea Vikander and Jozefien Buydens, “Artcrush”, KALX 90.7Fm, aired December 18th
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
2012  
Brooke Schyler, “Fighting for the Future,” The Daily Aztec, April 30    
2011   
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, San Diego, CA, March 8
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