Catharine Clark is the owner and 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 Associate Director at Catharine Clark Gallery. He is also a Staff Writer at San Francisco-based online periodical Art Practical whose columns and reviews examine the intersections of queer representation, critical race, and visual cultures around bodies. He has presented research through Queer Conversation on Culture and the Arts (QCCA), the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and the Visual and Critical Studies Graduate Symposium at California College of the Arts. In 2016, Anton was selected for the Emerging Scholars Program through QCCA, an ongoing collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and the University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environment Design. He was also awarded a 2015-2016 Project Index Fellowship through the Kadist Art Foundation. He 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.
Yuki Yamamoto is Registrar at Catharine Clark Gallery. She is a recent graduate from University of California, Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art with emphasis on contemporary art. Her research interest lies in transgression, eroticism, and the body politics of performance art & avant-garde theatrical practices in 1960s and 70s. Born and raised in Tokyo, she came to San Francisco Bay Area in 2013 and completely fell in love with it. Previously, she interned at Christie's Japan and Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, and worked at Cal Performances as Development Assistant as well as Student Ambassador for the Arts during college.