Catharine Clark Gallery

Established in 1991, the Catharine Clark Gallery presents the work of contemporary, living artists using a variety of media. The gallery is located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill Neighborhood, at 248 Utah Street. The Catharine Clark gallery is the only commercial gallery in San Francisco with an entire room dedicated to showcasing video projects.[1]

Catharine Clark Gallery
Catharine Clark Gallery is located in San Francisco
Catharine Clark Gallery
Location of Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco
Location248 Utah St, San Francisco, CA, United States
Coordinates37°45′57″N 122°24′24″W / 37.765732°N 122.40656°W / 37.765732; -122.40656
DirectorCatharine Clark


The Catharine Clark Gallery opened in 1991 with a location in the Hayes Valley district of San Francisco. In 1995, the gallery moved from its original "hole in the wall"[2] to a space at 49 Geary. In 2007, the gallery was moved to a location on nearby Minna Street. The new location placed the gallery close to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the African Diaspora. The move from Geary to Minna brought the gallery a larger and more consistent audience, as the gallery's change in location gave it greater independence from the numerous galleries at 49 Geary.[2][3] With the demolition and on-going construction going on at the San Francisco MoMa next door, Clark decided to move her gallery once more, this time to 248 Utah Street in the Potrero Hill region of San Francisco.[2] On September 7, 2013, the gallery opened its new location with an exhibition titled "This is the Sound of Someone Losing the Plot" curated by Anthony Discenza.[4]


Exhibitions at the Catharine Clark Gallery generally last six weeks and feature one or two individual artists' work in addition to work that is being shown in their dedicated media room.[5] The gallery program has garnered critical attention from numerous publications, including The Guardian,[6][7][8] The New York Times,[9] the San Francisco Chronicle,[10][11] and Artforum[12]

The Catharine Clark Gallery's artists have been featured by numerous different galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. Institutions that have hosted their artists include: the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Serpentine Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.[5]


The Catharine Clark Gallery currently has two locations; the main gallery is located in San Francisco while a smaller salon space is located in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York City and is open only by appointment.[5]

Selected represented artistsEdit


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  3. ^ Vasilyuk, Sasha. "S.F. art galleries forge into new territories". SF Gate. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ "For Immediate Release" (PDF). Clark Gallery. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "About". Catharine Clark Gallery. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  6. ^ "In praise of... Nina Katchadourian". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  7. ^ "NINA KATCHADOURIAN: SEAT ASSIGNMENT". Catharine Clark Gallery. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  8. ^ Booth, Hannah. "Pictures of the week: Lavatory Self-Portraits In The Flemish Style". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  9. ^ Finkel, Jori. "Personal Meditations' on the Koran". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  10. ^ Baker, Kenneth. "Kate Gilmore videos at Catharine Clark Gallery". The San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  11. ^ Baker, Kenneth. "Galleries: Barsness art at Catharine Clark". Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  12. ^ Allen, Gwen. "Stephanie Syjuco". Art Foum (via Highbeam Research). Missing or empty |url= (help)