Giving Life to the Community
Squeak Carnwath received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1977. She taught at the University of California, Davis for 15 years and in 1998 became Professor in Residence in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley where she continues to teach while maintaining a studio in Oakland.
Internationally known for her luminescent paintings, her oeuvre also includes works on paper and sculptures in clay, glass, wood, and metal. She exhibits locally in San Francisco at John Berggruen Gallery, where her most recent solo exhibition was in the fall of 2003. She has been making prints since 1982 and currently has work at the renowned Paulson Press in Berkeley and Magnolia Editions in Oakland.
Carnwath's accomplishments have been recognized with numerous grants and awards, including a Flintridge Foundation award in 2002, a 1994 fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's 1980 SECA award.
Her work has been the subject of many articles in major periodicals, including ARTnews, Artforum, Art in America and the New York Times. A monograph with nearly one hundred color reproductions of her paintings, Squeak Carnwath: Lists, Observations, & Counting, was published in 1996 by Chronicle Books