Catharine Clark is the Owner and Founding Director of Catharine Clark Gallery. A San Francisco native, Catharine has lived and studied abroad and in Philadelphia, where she attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BA with honors in the History of Art. After dancing for Morphe Danza Teatro in 1988 - 1989, Catharine returned to San Francisco and began a career working in the visual arts. She developed and taught a professional practices course at the San Francisco Art Institute and has guest lectured and juried at universities, museums, and other institutions locally and abroad.
An accomplished author and editor, Catharine most recently edited the monograph American Qur’an by Sandow Birk, published in November 2015 by W.W. Norton & Company. In 2006, she edited the monograph Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka 1966-2006, published by Chronicle Books, while also contributing an essay for the book. In 2007, she authored “The Politics of Landscape” for the Sandow Birk: The Depravities of War, published by Grand Central Press, to which she also contributed an essay. In 2013, Catharine edited Sorted Books by Nina Katchadourian, another Chronicle Books publication.
A member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association since 1994, Catharine has served as a trustee and executive committee member for ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, Lick Wilmerding High School Alumni Board, Visual Aid, Recology, and SF Camerawork. She has also been on the advisory boards of the San Francisco Arts Education Project and UC Berkeley’s Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium. Since 2008, she has worked as a consultant and grant reader for Creative Capital.
In 2014, Catharine was awarded Arttable’s Northern California Chapter's Award of Service to the Visual Arts. In addition to programming exhibitions, Catharine also hosts fundraising and development events for non-profits and political campaigns. Recent events have benefitted Hillary Clinton’s presidential run, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, the San Francisco Art Education Project, Words on Dance, Headlands Center for the Arts, Access Institute, the Museum of Performance and Design, Zhukov Dance Theater, Film at 11’s documentary The Uncondemned, Live Oak School, Lick Wilmerding High School, di Rosa, Visual Aid, LYRIC, and Openhouse.
Anton Stuebner is Partner and Director at Catharine Clark Gallery, as well as a freelance curator, writer, and editor. Past curatorial projects include “Jordan Reznick: Queer Babes” at Romer Young Gallery and “No More I Love Yous” at Creative Growth Art Center. In conjunction with BOXBLUR, he has organized special performances held at Catharine Clark Gallery, including “Fauxnique: Disintegration” and an evening of readings of Leonora Carrington’s stories with Indira Allegra, Monique Jenkinson, and Helen Shumaker. His essay, “You are not alone,” was originally commissioned by Margaret Tedesco and 2nd floor projects for the San Francisco Arts Commission, and was re-published in the anthology “Responses to Derek Jarman’s ‘Blue’” by Pilot Press (London) in 2022.
From 2018 - 2020, Stuebner served as Reviews and Contributing Editor for Art Practical, an online periodical based in San Francisco and published by California College of the Arts that covered emerging and established arts practices on the West Coast. He has received multiple awards and fellowships, including a 2016 Curator-in-Residence Fellowship at Romer Young Gallery and a 2015-2016 Project Index Fellow at the Kadist Art Foundation, among others.
Stuebner holds a Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Stuebner currently serves on the Board of Directors of Headlands Center for the Arts, where he also serves as Co-Chair of Advancement. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Arts Education Project (SFArtsEd).
Liliya Rattari (she/her), Special Projets, is an award-winning editorial illustrator from Dubai, UAE, currently residing in San Francisco, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with an emphasis in Children’s Books from Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Her main areas of interest include mental health, pop-culture, and graphic novels. Her work is recognized by Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and 3x3 Illustration.
Halden Willard (He/Him) is an Associate of EXiT and a senior undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in History of Art. He grew up in California and transferred to UC Berkeley from Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo. His primary interests lie in contemporary art movements and the cultivation of Queer aesthetics. Halden has always been drawn to the arts and values the positive impact of fostering community within the art world.