Photo by Sina Dehghani


Britta Kathmeyer, born in Germany, 1963, is a visual artist residing in Sonoma County.
With a degree in Textile Design from the College of Art and Design, Hannover, Germany, in 1988, she continued her studies on a Fulbright scholarship in the US graduating with an MFA with High Distinction from the California College of the Arts, Oakland, in 1991. She later immersed herself in studies of Eastern bodywork, yoga and meditation, which had a profound influence on her art making.
Since 1988 Britta has exhibited her work in galleries in both Germany and the U.S. She has collaborated on various projects with artists and non-artists alike, including a public art project funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant in 2002. From 1994 to 1997 she was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She was a senior lecturer at CCA and a member of the Independent Study Faculty at JFK University and as a visiting artist presented at the San Francisco Art Institute, CCA, JFK University, and the Headlands Center for the Arts.
1991    M.F.A. with High Distinction; California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
1988    Diploma in Textile Design; College of Art and Design, Hannover, Germany

Solo Exhibitions
2023   From One Source - New Paintings, FULTON CROSSING GALLERY, Fulton, CA
2014   Britta Kathmeyer - Drawings, HAMMERFRIAR GALLERY, Healdsburg, CA

Group Exhibitions
2024   SquaredAlumni XI, curated by Michael Yochum, ARC GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
2023   Holiday Group Exhibition, PAUL MAHDER GALLERY, Healdsburg, CA
- 14th Annual Exhibition, ARC GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
           Seen & Imagined, GALLERY ROUTE ONE, Point Reyes Station, CA
2018   Art of the Spirit - Return to Light", O'HANLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Mill Valley, CA
2017   Britta Kathmeyer, Masako Miki, Sara Pringle: Works on Paper, Paintings, and Installation", 
           WIEGAND GALLERY, Belmont, CA                     
2015    Group Show, SPINDRIFT GALLERY, Gualala, CA
2014    Small Works, GRATON GALLERY, Graton, CA
2012    Blue, SEBASTOPOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Sebastopol, CA
2002    Re-Tale, A Temporary Public Art Project in Collaboration with E.  Delaney and D. Schumacher; SF, CA
2003    Faculty Show, J.F.K.UNIVERSITY, Berkeley, CA
1997    Precious - Artists and Collectors Curate Found Photographs, FOUR WALLS GALLERY, San Francisco
1996    Five from California, TRUMBALL ART GALLERY; Warren, Ohio
1994    Old Glory, New Story: Flagging the 21st Century, in Collaboration with Suzanne Lacy and
            Susanne Cockrell, CAPP STREET PROJECT, San Francisco, CA
1993    Five Photo Artists, KULTURMODELL BRAEGASSE, Passau, Germany
            Patrimony; KARG e.V.; Oldenburg, Germany
            L’Art d’Oldenburg; Cholet, France
1992    Kultursommer Oldenburg; Artists’ Symposium organized by the city of Oldenburg, Germany
1991    The Rosemary Room, Open Studios; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
1989    Art In Crisis - A Personal Response, 69 Belcher Street Gallery
1988    I&I’88, DESIGN CENTER STUTTGART, Germany
            Experimental Tapestries; CITY HALL OF HELMSTEDT, Germany

Awards and Honors
2002    San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant
1995-97    Affiliate Artist, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito
1988    Fulbright Grant
1989    Travel Grant, Institute of International Education, San Francisco
1989    Art In Crisis- A Personal Response, Prize, CCAC Oakland
1988    Special Mention, International Fashion and Textile Design Competition, Stuttgart, Germany
1987    Third Prize, National Tapestry Competition of the City of Helmstedt, Germany

2023   Lucid Art Residency, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA

Visiting Artist/Lectures
2009    Senior Lecturer, Textile Program; CCA
2007    Guest Artist at the First Year Review, CCA
2006    Juror at the First Year All College Honor Award; CCA Oakland
2000-2002   Independent Study Faculty at J.F.K. University’s Arts and Consciousness Program   
1997    “Introduction to Textile Design,” workshop, CCAC Summer Session
1994-2002  Presentations at the California College of the Arts, Oakland/SF, San Francisco Art Institute; Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito; J.F.K.University, Berkeley.

Michelle Vitetta: “Precious”, Art Papers, January/February 1998
Susanne Cockrell and Suzanne Lacy: “Alterations: A Series of Conversations”, Fiberarts, Nov/Dec 1996
Rodney Douce: “Five from California”, The Warren Tribune Chronicle, February 29, 1996
Christopher Knight:”A Flap Over What ‘Old Glory’ Represents,”Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1995
Terri Cohn:”Some Collaborations”, Artweek, May 1995
Yung Shih:”Seamstress, Park, Patrimony - The Installations of Britta Kathmeyer, “ Hot Art, Taiwan, Feb.1995
Regina Jericho:”Mysterium vom Werden und Vergehen,” Nord-West Zeitung, Germany, August21, 1993
Hedwig Vavra:”Einfuehrung L’Art d’Oldenburg,” Germany, June 1993
STR:”Gottlose Heilige und Heilige Welten,” Passauer Neue Presse, Germany, September 24, 1993