Saturday, March 11 – Saturday, April 29, 2023

Reception: Saturday, April 1, 4-7pm

This group exhibition celebrates Women’s History Month with works by Kim Anno, Joan Brown, Kathleen Henderson, Mildred Howard, Kara Maria, Grace Munakata, Katherine Sherwood, M. Lousie Stanley, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman, and Arngunnur Yr.

Anglim/Trimble, downstairs gallery, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


(image: Stardust, (Ohlone tiger beetle), 60 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2021)

Women of Northern California: Making Meaning for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 1 – Saturday, April 1, 2023

Reception: Saturday, March 4, 7-9pm

Group exhibition of Northern California women artists coinciding with Women’s History Month.

Curated by Sarah Poisner, this exhibition includes work from a wonderful group of artists including: Ruth AsawaJoan BrownSqueak Carnwath, Jay DeFeoMildred HowardHung LiuDeborah OropalloM. Loiuse Stanley, and many others. My 2013 drawing Lust (after Ensor), has never been displayed before. It commemorates the thirteen-hour-long filibuster performed by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis to block passage of anti-abortion legislation in 2013. 

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First Street, Davis, CA 95616


(image: Lust (after Ensor), 10.5 x 14.5 inches, ink and watercolor on paper, 2013)

Onward and Upward: Shark’s Ink.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – July 2023

Group exhibition of selected works from the “Sharkive” – a permanent collection of prints and materials from Shark’s Ink.

University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum, Visual Arts Complex, 1085 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309-0459


(image: Installation view: hand-painted Mylar plates, text, and finished print: At Sight of Sun, (lark bunting), 30 x 22 inches, color lithograph on paper, 2022, CU Boulder Art Museum, Boulder, CO, photo by Barbara Shark)

de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

January 28 – June 10, 2022

•, “Jaimie Baron on Kara Maria”, by Jaimie Baron, April 16, 2022

• The Santa Clara, “Kara Maria’s Abstract World of Endangered Animals”, by Matthew Lallas, February 4, 2022

• metroactive, “Kara Maria at De Saisset Museum”, by Grace Stetson, January 26, 2022

(image: installation view, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 2022)

Permanent Collection Acquisition

I am pleased that two of my monoprints from Trillium Graphics are now part of the Museo’s Permanent Collection.

Museo Italo Americano, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. C, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123


(image: Paradise #9, 34 x 24 inches, monoprint with acrylic and chine collé, 2002, Trillium Graphics, Brisbane, CA)

This necklace by Kitschy Wearable Art features a detail image from my painting Earth-Shattering (monarch butterfly).

(image: Earth-Shattering Necklace, 1.5 inch medallion, stainless steel and resin)

Le Galeriste offers face masks, t-shirts, tote bags, leggings, and more, featuring images from my paintings.

All products made in Montréal, QC, Canada

(image: me wearing Cloud Nine face mask, scarf, and dress from Le Galeriste)

I painted my first mural in 2020—a 10 x 45 foot, hand-painted mural in the Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco. The project was sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s StreetSmARTS Program.

Blue into Black celebrates the vaquita porpoise—the world’s smallest and most endangered cetacean, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California.

1330 Polk Street at Frank Norris Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

(image: detail of Blue into Black, vaquita, 2020, 10 x 45 feet, acrylic and acrylic spray paint on stucco)

The Billboard Creative is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites. An image of my painting Kaleidoscope Eyes was featured on a 12 x 24 foot billboard at North Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA from February to March, 2020.

(image: billboard installed in West Hollywood, CA, 2020 (Kaleidoscope Eyes, (green sea turtle), 2017, 26 x 26 inches, acrylic on canvas))

“Kara Maria @ Catharine Clark”

by David M. Roth, February 16, 2018, on

“No one smashes art-historical silos like Kara Maria. Her gonzo-poetic abstract landscapes – pastiches of gestural abstraction, Pop Art, action-comic iconography and natural history rendered in retina-tingling colors – are meticulously crafted exercises in well-ordered chaos…”

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“Impact of Jim Hodges, Kara Maria gallery shows impossible to reproduce”

by Charles Desmarais, March 1, 2018, in the San Francisco Chronicle

“…The visual metaphor of feral versus restrained is suited to the subject of her exhibition. That theme dawns upon us as we pick through the abstract tangle to discover minutely detailed portraits of animal representatives of endangered species…”

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“Charles Desmarais’ Art Picks”

by Charles Desmarais, March 9, 2018, in the San Francisco Chronicle

” An artist so skilled she appears unwilling to decide where to concentrate her energy…”

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“Best of 2018”

by David M. Roth, December 22, 2018, on

“These action-filled Pop Surrealist-leaning paintings explode like fireworks. Loud, garish and hyperbolic in the extreme, they show endangered creatures perched or roaming unmolested amidst scenes of catastrophic disarray, lost in a cacophonous universe in which everything we take for granted has become dangerously unmoored…”

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(image: front page of Datebook section of San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, March 4, 2018, showing reproduction of Mayday, 2017, 40 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas)

Published in conjunction with my 2016 survey exhibition at CSU Chico, this 56-page, full color catalogue is available for $20 (plus taxes and shipping).

(image: Head Over Heels, 2015, 48 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas, Collection of Ellie Mae, Pleasanton, CA)