Window Gallery

Kathleen Youngquist


Kathleen 1 Synthesis 4 Synthesis 5
 Synthesis #2, Oil on canvas, 36" x 30" 2015  Symphony #4, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36" 2015

Synthesis #5, Oil on canvas, 48" x 36" 2015


Artist Statement: 

In my current work figures leap, twist, circle, explode and implode in a lively mysterious climate. My abstract oil paintings on canvas are meant to convey the essence of movement and charged energy to communicate a sensation; a visual adventure and engage the viewer’s imagination. With the unexpected placement and combinations of all-things interacting, implying an invisible force of connection and separation. Lines, shapes and colors collide and merge in a spontaneous gathering of shifting dynamics.


My paintings are an ongoing exploration and discovery taking inspiration from personal memory, cultural events and rhythms of music and dance.


I was born in Hollywood, CA to my father a Walt Disney animator
and my mother a librarian.
I have studied art in CA, New York, France and Texas: Received an individual Artist Grant from the City of San Antonio, Texas (1992-93)
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and Master of Fine Arts
degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio; Teaching 3-D Design (1989-92) And; Teaching Drawing (1992-94) at the San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.
I was the curator for The Figurative Point of View (2004) Exhibition at the Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery; Where I
was an Art Instructor (1996-2011). My work is in The Doyle Collection: Frank P. Doyle Library Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa
Rosa, CA.


Window Gallery

The Museum's Window Gallery is a community space with a rotating program of art exhibitions.  The Museum is accepting proposals to exhibit in this space.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal for an exhibit of original artwork, please email  No stipend is available for the Window Gallery space.