BIRTHPLACE

Raleigh, North Carolina

EDUCATION

1980
M.F.A., Painting, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1975
B.F.A., Painting, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

EXHIBITIONS

2024
“Salon at the Triton: A 2D Art Competition and Exhibition,” Santa Clara, CA (Aly Gould, juror)
“Pint Size 2, Small Scale Artwork, ” Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
2023
“Miniatures,” Spotlight Gallery, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
2022
“Gems V,” Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
2021
“Happenstance,” MarinMOCA, Novato, CA (Zoe Taleporos, juror)
“Crocker Kingsley Annual,” Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA, (Carrie Lederer, juror) Award: 2nd Prize; catalogue
2019
“Microcosms II,” Gallery 621, Benicia, CA (Chester Arnold, juror)
2018
“No Mud, No Lotus,” Orangeland Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016
“Variations on Abstraction, 2010-2015,” Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Fragments: The Art of Collage and Assemblage,” Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
“Botanica: All Things Plant Life,” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (Ken Harman and MacKenzie Stevens, jurors)
2014
“2014 Juried Art Show,” Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA (Carin Adams and Caitlin Haskell, jurors)
“(n)Collage,” Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA, (Inez Storer, curator)
“Altered Landscapes,” Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA, (Phil Linhares, juror)
“Slice: A Cross-Section of Regional Art 2014,” Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, (Carrie Lederer, juror) Award: 3rd Place
“Micro Visions: Smaller than Small,” Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2013
“Gems II,” Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
“Slice: A Cross-Section of Regional Art 2013,” Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (Rachael Teagle, juror)
“Vessels,” Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA, (Larry Rinder, juror)
2010
“Antivore Antics,” Auction, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2007
“Moonproof Madness,” Auction, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2004
“25th Anniversary Exhibition,” University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2003
“Au Naturel,” Auction, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2002
“Director’s Cut,” Auction, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2001
“Operating Systems,” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
“Underfoot,” Centro Cultural Alumni, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
1998
“20th Anniversary Exhibition, Part II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
“Shape of Memory,” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA (SOLO)
“Small Works,” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
“So Long Salon,” MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA 
1996
“Drawings: Realism to Abstraction; A Contemporary Survey of the Bay Area, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
“Garden Impressions,” Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA
1995
“Works on Paper,” MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA (SOLO)
“Diminutive Pairs,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Napa, CA
“USA Within Limits,” Galeria Milan, Sao Paolo, Brazil
1994
“Ruminations,” Codorniu, Napa, Napa, CA (SOLO)
1993
“Summertime,” MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Gender Specific,” MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Botanic,” Sean Elwood Fine Art, Seattle, WA
1990
“Elizabeth McKinne, Katherine Jernberg,” Gump’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989
“Elizabeth McKinne, New Works,” Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
“Columbus, 149201992,” Galleria San Benigno, Genoa, Italy
“Drawings, Part I,” Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988
Elizabeth McKinne, Drawings,” San Marco Gallery, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA (SOLO)
“Art LA ’88,” Janet Steinberg Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, CA
“Sixteen Young Bay Area Artists,” Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
“Tenth Anniversary Exhibition,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987
“Bay Area Artists Small Works Invitational,” Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986
“Elizabeth McKinne, Paintings and Drawings,” Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
“Elizabeth McKinne, Drawings,” Hanes Art Center Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SOLO)
“The Right Foot,” San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco International Airport
“The Flower and Garden Show,” DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
“Elizabeth McKinne, Eleanor Rufty,” Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA
“Recent Drawings from Northern California,” Memorial Union Gallery, University of California, Davis
“California Paintings,” J.B. Speade Museum, Louisville, KY
“Master Lines,” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1985
“Elizabeth McKinne, Elements Gallery, New York, NY (SOLO)
“Pro Arts Annual,” Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
“Bay Arts ’85,” Arts Council of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
“Artquest ’85,” Los Angeles, CA (Finalist)
1984
“Elizabeth McKinne, Paintings,” Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA (SOLO)
“Julia Marshall, Stuart Fineman, Elizabeth McKinne,” Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Arrangements,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, CA
“The Subject is Objects,” Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
1982
“Works on Paper,” Sebastian Moore Gallery, Denver, CO
“Vessels,” University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
“Art for Limited Space,” Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
“Small Format,” Spring Annual at The Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (Amsterdam Art Award)
“Group Exhibition,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980
“Elizabeth McKinne, Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Sibelle-Wolle Fine Arts Building, University of Colorado, Boulder (SOLO)
1981
“California Works ’81,” Sacramento, CA (Honorable Mention)
1979
“4 for Christmas,” St. Charles on Wazee Gallery, Denver, CO
1978
“Introductions ’78,” Van Doren Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Stockton National 1978, Contemporary Trends in Printmaking and Drawing,” Stockton, CA
1976
“Art of the Carolinas,” The 1976 Springs Traveling Art Show, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina
1975
“The Springs Mills Show,” Lancaster, SC (Honorable Mention)

TEACHING

1992
Instructor, Drawing, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1988
Visiting Artist Instructor, Children's Drawing Workshop, LEAP, San Francisco, CA
1987
Artist in Residence, San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1986
Artist in Residence, San Francisco School of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Instructor, Drawing Workshop, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1980
Graduate Instructor, Painting, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO

ARTIST LECTURES

1988
Dominican College Lecture Series, San Rafael, CA
Sonoma State University Artist Lecture Series, Rohnert Park, CA
1987
“Processes” Visiting Artist Lecture Series, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

AFFILIATIONS

2000–06
Trustee of The Oxbow School, Napa, CA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • Ackland Loan Collection, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Americana Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • Amoco, Denver, CO
  • ArtVentures, San Francisco, CA
  • Atlantic Richfield, Dallas TX
  • Horne, McClatchy and Coblentz, San Francisco, CA
  • Itel Corporation, Chicago, IL
  • Kaiser Permanente, Roseville, Pleasanton, South Sacramento and Vallejo, CA
  • Kimpton Investment Co., San Francisco, CA
  • F.R. Mayer Investments, Denver, CO
  • McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen, San Jose, CA
  • Betty Irene Moore Hall, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • Nordstrom, Corte Madera, CA
  • Pacific Bell, San Francisco, CA
  • Paine Webber, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Paribas Technology, San Francisco, CA
  • Cindy Pawlsen, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen, St. Helena, CA
  • Progressive Corporation, Pepper Pike, Ohio
  • SSI, San Francisco, CA
  • Saintsbury, Napa, CA
  • Somach, Simmons and Dunn, Sacramento, CA
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Unisource Financial Group, San Francisco, CA
  • Yokahama Royal Park Hotel, Yokahama, Japan
  • Western Paintings Conservation, Denver, CO

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • New American Paintings, Book XXXI, Open Studio Press, January 2001.
  • Miller, Alicia. “Scott Greene and Elizabeth McKinne at Susan Cummins Gallery.” ARTweek, CA, August 1997.
  • Telford, Anne. “Elizabeth McKinne.” Art, Northern California Home & Garden, CA, October 1989.
  • Baker, Kenneth. “Group Show at Iannetti-Lanzone.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 21, 1989.
  • Tromble, Meredith. “Elizabeth McKinne at Janet Steinberg,” Transcript of radio show, West Coast Weekend, KQED-FM,
    San Francisco, CA, March 5, 1988.
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  • Jordan, Jim. “Drawn to Richmond, Bay Area Drawing,” East Bay Express, Oakland, CA, July, 10, 1987.
  • Tromble, Meredith. “Bay Area Drawing,” Transcript of radio show, West Coast Weekend, KQED-FM, San Francisco, CA,
    May 16, 1987.
  • Kutner, Janet. “Exhibits of a different color.” The Dallas Morning News, TX, April 16, 1987.
  • Merritt, Robert. “Rufty, Drought expand imagery.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, VA, May 24, 1986.
  • Winter, David. “Elizabeth McKinne.” ARTnews, NY, Summer 1986.
  • Shere, Charles. “Two-woman exhibit is alive with spontaneity.” Art Scene, The Tribune, Oakland, CA, March 18, 1986.
  • Dickson, Joanne. “Art Notes.” Point Reyes Light, CA, April 26, 1984.
  • Bragdon, Phyllis. “Everything she does focuses on her everyday environment.” Marin Independent Journal, CA,
    April 23, 1984.
  • Singletary, Suzanne M. “Works on Paper at Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver.” Art Space, Summer 1982.
  • McDonald, Robert. “Two Emerging Artists.” ARTweek, CA, July 29, 1978.
  • Frankenstein, Alfred. “He's Ushering in The Brave New World.” At the Galleries, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, July 22, 1978.
  • Bloomfield, Arthur. “Little Refreshment on the Art Gallery Tour.” S.F. Examiner, CA, July 12, 1978.