Katie Korotzer, Painter & Freelance Writer

I am a contemporary expressive painter and mixed media artist based in the San Francisco Bay area.  I work from my studio in Martinez, CA, and show regularly in juried and group shows.  My work has appeared in the publication "Apero".   I write a regular column called "In The Artist's Studio", profiling the lives and work of artists.  I am available to write for artists, galleries and publications about the arts on a freelance basis.

I have studied and practiced art since since 1988, when I took my first watercolor class at a community art center in Mission Viejo, CA.

I hold a B.S. degree in Home Economics and Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Certificate from the Cordon Bleu in London, England.

I am inspired by patterns, in nature and in human relationships, and particularly in how patterns play out in the work done by women in the family structure.  My work is a visual expression of how these patterns feel to me.



'Elemental' 3 Woman Show at Piedmont Center for the Arts. Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020


"Fresh From The Studio" Juried show at O'Hanlon, Mill Valley, CA

Jurors Cayen Robertson and Kris Gordon.

"The Affordable Art Show". Juried, at Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery. Oct-Dec 2019

"Tahoe Blue" at JPG@The Bank Pop Up Gallery in Lafayette, CA. Oct 2019

"Into The Blue". Juried, 9th Annual Juried Show at Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery. Leo Bersamina, Juror. May-June 2019.

"Group Show" 'A Warm Palette". Laamorinda Arts Alliance. Linsday Dirxx Brown Gallery. Karen Bada Thapa, Curator. San Ramon, CA June 2019.

Selected for 'Harmony', May 2019 edition of Apero Catalogue.

Group Show: Four the 4th/Stronger Through Art: with Julie Cohn, Colleen Gianatiempo and Usha Shukla. Berkeley, CA. May 2019.

"Something About Lines" Juried at O'Hanlon, Mill Valley, CA. Juror Katy Kuhn. May 2019

"Personal Truth" Group Show with Valerie Corvin and Dee Tivenan at Piedmont Center for the Arts, April 2019.

"Color Rush" Group Show at Martinez City Hall. January 2019.

"Abstractly Speaking" The aRT Cottage, Concord,CA. Group Show. August 2019.


Annual Small Works Show at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA Nov 2018 - January 2019.

Juried Show at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA. Nov 2018.

"You Are Here" Solo show at Walnut Creek City Hall, Walnut Creek, CA August-October 2018.


Juried Show: Lamorinda Art Association. Lynn Glenn, Curator. Lindsay Dirxx Gallery. San Ramon, CA. May 2017

"Mix It Up" Group Show: Walnut Creek City Hall, Mira White, Curator. December 2017-February 2018.


Group Show, Julie Cohn Curator, Piedmont Center for the Arts


Group Show, Julie Cohn Curator, Rockridge Public Library


Honorable Mention Award, California Watercolor Society. Concord, CA.

Teaching: Block Printing Workshop. Three sessions in 2019 at Studio 55. Martinez, CA.

Writing: Ongoing column "In The Artist's Studio" in The Piedmont Exedra.  

Museum Catalog for Henry Heerup Museum in Denmark: Artist Profile of Gert Mathiesen.

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