Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Public Special Events


Katharine Kuharic: Pound of Flesh
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

SFAI's Painting Department welcomes visiting artist Katharine Kuharic, who will be giving a public lecture called "Pound of Flesh".

Taking stock pictures from junk mail, newspapers, magazines and other sources, Katharine Kuharic meticulously paints images to create reconfigured histories. Her works highlight investigations into American celebrity, pop and suburban culture, and personal identity politics.

Kuharic has been in numerous group shows in the U.S. and abroad including exhibits in NY, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Stockholm, London, and Amsterdam. She most recently presented a solo exhibition in 2011 at the PPOW Gallery,NY. 

Kuharic was named the Milton and Sally Avery Fellow for 2003 and 2004 at the MacDowell Colony and a Rockefeller Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy.

Since receiving her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, she has served as a visiting Assistant Professor of Painting at Yale University School of Art and Washington University in St. Louis, among other teaching appointments.  Katharine is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.