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 Director at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. As a freelance writer and curator, his areas of focus include queer representation, critical race, and visual cultures around bodies. His graduate research explored the intersection of bodily imaginaries and emergent video/imaging technologies during the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis. More recent projects examine the aesthetics of haunting and absence.
In Summer 2019, Stuebner's essay "You are not alone" was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and 2nd floor projects for the exhibition "With(out) With(in) the very moment: Eight Artists Reflect on Living during the Gay Liberation Movement through HIV/AIDS Activism," curated by Margaret Tedesco. In 2022, Pilot Press will re-publish this essay as part of an anthology responding to Derek Jarman's iconic AIDS-era film "Blue" (1993).
In Spring 2020, he curated "No More I Love Yous," a group exhibition at Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland that explored the intersections of intimacy, desire, and disability. In Summer 2018, Anton curated "We Tell Ourselves Stories...In Order To Live," a group exhibition with attendant programming at Catharine Clark Gallery that featured work by Sophie Calle, Leonora Carrington, Lenka Clayton, Edgar Martins, Patrick Staff, Stephanie Syjuco and Katherine Vetne. In 2016, he also organized "Queer Babes," a solo exhibition of photographs by Jordan Reznick, as part of his Curator-in-Residence Fellowship at Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco.
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.
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. 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Headlands Center for the Arts. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Arts Education Project (SFArtsEd).
Aileen Mangan is the registrar at Catharine Clark Gallery. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Art History/Arts Management and Spanish Studies. In 2018, she was a conservation intern at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, with a focus on photography and works on paper. Aileen is fluent in Spanish and has studied in Madrid, Spain where she attended the American International Institute. From 2018-2019, she interned with the de Young Museum’s Education Department in Teen Programs, planning events and programing including the writing and production of the Beyond the Paint Podcast which was inspired by the Contemporary Muslim Fashions exhibition at the de Young.