Kathryn Kain Description
Kathryn Kain grew up in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of a prominent artist from the area. She studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute and Arizona State before making a final move to northern California where she completed her BFA at San Jose State College. It was at San Jose State College that she first embraced the multifaceted world of printmaking. Two years of independent study with master printmakers Kenjilo Nanao and Misch Kohn followed at Cal State Hayward prior to earning an MFA in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1988 reinforcing Kain’s exceptional adaptation to printmaking.
As a master printer, Kathryn Kain has worked at the Ernest DeSoto Workshop in San Francisco and as the Master Printer at the Smith Anderson Editions in Palo Alto where artists of international reputation are invited to work with her and where unique and experimental monotypes are produced. She has taught at Bluffton College in Ohio, The San Francisco Art Institute, Dominican University and Stanford University in the Bay Area, and at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado. Her award winning drawing and collage monotypes have been shown across the United States and in Mexico. Many museums have exhibited her work including the Toledo Museum of Art, The Triton Museum, The De-Saisset Museum, The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, The Oakland Museum of California Art, The Nevada Museum of Art, El Ex-Convento del Carmen in Guadalajara and at the Galeria Irma Valerio in Zacatecas.