Mary Anne Kluth

Born Englewood, CO. Lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2008 MFA, painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2005 BFA, individualized program: Painting/Printmaking/Writing, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA
2001-2002, Summer 2007 University of California, Berkeley, CA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


MEGAMATTERHORN, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (forthcoming)


Golden State, ampersand international arts, curated by Satelliteof.Love, San Francisco, CA


The Escape, Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA


Visitor Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV


Visitor Center, Frey Norris Contemporary and Modern, San Francisco CA


Mary Anne Kluth and Laurel Roth: Theory of the Unforeseen, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA


The Difference Between a Reason and a Cause, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


A Reasonable Mirage, Bruce Galleries, CCA, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions


Takeover, Alterspace, San Francisco, CA

Back to the Garden, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Palette, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA

A Stratigraphic Fiction, Berman Museum, Ursinus College, PA

Satellite of Love, San Francisco, CA

Fantasyland, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA


Making Space, City Limits, Oakland, CA

Sky, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA


Journey Forth: contemporary landscape between technology and tradition, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

Annual Exhibition and Auction, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Journey Forth: contemporary landscape between technology and tradition, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA


Art is a Gift, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

Wild and Free, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

Summer Group Show, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

On View, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Collections, Fictilis, Seattle, WA


Third Strike, 100 Performances for the Hole, in collaboration with Bryan Von Reuter, Somarts, San Francisco, CA

Outlandish Invitational, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

Wonders to Come, Part Deux, Springbox Gallery, Portland, OR


Compelled, Root Division, San Francisco, CA


Phantasma, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Art HK09, Hong Kong Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China

Echo: Eight San Francisco Artists Respond to Surrealist Masterworks, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Pop Noir, Southern Exposure’s Art Auction, Electric Works, San Francisco

Headlands Benefit Art Auction, The Presidio, San Francisco

Monster Drawing Rally, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

Winter Group Exhibition, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Garage Biennale, The Weather Reconnaissance, The Garage, San Francisco, CA, curated by Jenna North and Peter Foucault

Cut Into Chaos, MISSION17, San Francisco, CA

Deep Time, Vast Space, Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

Vernissage, SFAI Graduate Exhibition, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

Art Auction 12, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

Juried Annual 2007, ProArts, Oakland, CA, selections by Berin Golonu

WhatYouSee Galore!, The Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA

Evolution, Swell Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

Rainbow Warpzone, Satellite Gallery, Oakland, CA

Second Try, 1310 Warehouse, San Francisco, CA

Osaka University of Arts – CCA Print Exchange, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA & Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan


Paper!Awesome!, Pigman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Exquisite Corpse, North/South Galleries, Oakland, CA


Public Art

2017 Natural Bridge Study | Estudio de Puente Natural, commissioned by the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2015 Mineral Benches, with FICTILIS and Sabrina Habel, Market Street Prototyping Festival, San Francisco, CA

2014 City of Walnut Creek utility box project


Curatorial Projects

2013, 2015 Drawn Together, co-curated with Shannon Taylor, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, CA

2012 Magic Lantern, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, CA

2011 Time, co-curated with Gail Dawson and Jesse Houlding, the Lab, San Francisco, CA

2009-2011 member, the Lab’s curatorial committee, San Francisco, CA

2009 The Big Three, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 Fastrak/WhatYouSee Galore! 2, The Lobot Gallery, Oakland, and Autobody Fine Art, Alameda, CA


Awards and Residencies

2017 Connecting Communities Art in Public Spaces Residency, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2017 John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, Sheboygan, WI

2015 Artist in Residence, Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA

2013 Artist Grant, LOOP Arts, Oakland, CA

2011 Artist in Residence, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2005 Trustee’s Scholarship, CCA, Oakland, CA

2004 Malcolm Wood Creative Writing Award, Honorable Mention, CCA, Oakland, CA




Takeover, Serena Cole link

Art Town: Master Study, Mount Rosalie, Kristin Lanham, Walnut Creek Lifestyle link

Art takes center stage in downtown Sheboygan alleyway, Phillip Brock, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel 8/17/17 link

Artists transforming downtown alleyways into community art, Phillip Brock, Sheboygan Press 6/11/17 link

Art galleries: Anthropocene art, Edith Newhall, Philly Dot Com 1/6/17 link


Studio Visit, Mary Anne Kluth, The Coastal Post 9/30/15 link

Making Space, Engineer’s Daughter 1/8/15 link

Making Space, Sarah Burke, EBX link


Mary Anne Kluth, The Jealous Curator 3/14/14 link


Amusement Art, Dave de Give, Good Times Santa Cruz, Oct 23, 2013, link

Trip to This, Kelly Lovemonster and Caitlin Donahue, AHDM4U, July 25, 2013, link

Journey Forth, Monique Delaunay, SF Art Enthusiast, Aug. 7, 2013, link

Journey Forth, Dewitt Cheng, Visual Art Source, 2013, link 

Most Unlikely Music and Art Venue, (for Magic Lantern) Best of the East Bay, 2013, East Bay Express, link

Eleven Eleven Journal, Issue #14, link


Desert Companion: Arts and Entertainment Guide,November, 2012, Volume 10, Number 11

Las Vegas CityLife: Mary Anne Kluth on her exhibit,Visitor Center,  Nov 8-14, 2012

Las Vegas Weekly: See: Visitor Center Nov 8-14, 2012

Freaky Friday at Fairyland, interview with Whitney Phaneuf, East Bay Express, Oct. 17, 2012


Mary Anne Kluth, review by Lea Feinstein, ARTnews, November 2011, Volume 110, Number 10

Visitor Center, review by Ruby Perez, SF Weekly, July 25, 2011

Gallery Hopping, Sara Wood, Bay Area Reporter, July 14, 2011

Visitor Center, Mary Anne Kluth, posted by Amir, Beautiful Decay, July 6, 2011


Harper’s Magazine


Theory of the Unforeseen, with introduction by Glen Helfand, published by Frey Norris

Theory of the Unforeseen, (review) Matt Sussman,, 9/2/09

MISSION17: 2004-2009, with introduction by Clark Buckner, published by MISSION17


“Interview with Mary Anne Kluth”


Essays and Critical Writing

2014 Tia Factor, catalog essay, published with support from Portland Regional Arts and Culture grant

2013 Guest Blogger, SFMOMA Open Space, What’s at Play in the League of Fame?

Nightfall: Robert Minervini’s “Before Tomorrow Comes”, catalog essay, published by Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2012- 2014 Contributor, Art Ltd. magazine

2009- 2014 Contributor, Art

2011 Pursing a Calculated Distance: Seth Curcio, Benjamin Meyer, and Bradley Hyppa, catalog essay, the Lab, San Francisco, CA

2010 Black Lab, catalog essay, the Lab, San Francisco, CA

2008-9 Contributor, Artweek Magazine

2007 I.O.U. catalog essay, MISSION17, San Francisco, CA

2007 contributor,


Teaching & Lectures

2017 Diorama and Landscape Collage workshops, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2015 Diorama Workshop, Irving Street Projects, San Francisco, CA

2013 Artist Lecture, LASER Art and Science Series, UC Davis, CA

2013 Artist Lecture, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2012 Artist Talk, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV

2012 Figure Drawing, ACE, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2012 Water Media Painting, ACE, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2010 Visiting Artist Lecture, Grad Critique Seminar, SFAI, San Francisco, CA



2006-2015,  Set Restoration Painter, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, CA

2009-2011 Associate Director, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2008 Artistic Director, Halloween Jamboree, Children’s Fairyland, Oakland, CA

2008 Trip Coordinator, Earthworks Field Trip, assistant to Meredith Tromble, SFAI, San Francisco, CA

2007 Teacher’s Assistant, Meredith Tromble, SFAI, San Francisco, CA