2015 Moss+Mineral, “in/visible”, Tacoma WA

2014 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, “Cathy Sarkowsky”, Palm Desert CA

2011 Fetherston Gallery, “in/visible”, Seattle WA

2009 Fetherston Gallery, “Where Do We Go From Here?”, Seattle WA

2008 Gallery 070, “Cathy Sarkowsky”, Vashon WA

2007 Fetherston Gallery, “Immaculate Imperfection”, Seattle WA

2006 Ballard Fetherston Gallery, “Fantastic Creatures”, Seattle WA

2002 Ballard Fetherston Gallery, “New Work on Paper”, Seattle WA

2001 Ballard Fetherston Gallery, “New Work”, Seattle WA

1999 City of Federal Way Arts Commission, 1999 Gallery Program, Dumas Bay Centre, “Cathy Sarkowsky”, Federal Way WA

1997 Linda Cannon Gallery, “The Round of Existence”, Seattle WA

1995 Linda Cannon Gallery, “Monotypes”, Seattle WA

1993 The Corner House, “Paintings”, Seattle WA


2022 Vashon Center for the Arts, Notable Collection, Vashon WA

2021-22 Tacoma Art Museum, “Painting Deconstructed: Selections from The Northwest Collection”, Tacoma WA

2021 Ida Culver House, ”Sheltering in the Studio”, Seattle WA

2020 Vashon Center for the Arts, “Chromatic Concert” w/ Max Sarkowsky, Vashon WA

2020 Seattle Art Museum Gallery, “Northwest Abstractions”(four person exhibition), Seattle WA

2019 CoCA, “NW Mystics 2019: Women of the Pacific NW” (Invitational), Seattle WA

2017 Seattle Art Museum Gallery, “Pulp Fictions” (four person exhibition), Seattle WA

2017 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, “Personals”, New York NY

2012 Bumbershoot Arts Festival, “Elvistravaganza!”, Seattle WA

2012 Fetherston Gallery, “Leaving the Hood”, Seattle WA

2012 Washington State Convention Center, “Celebration”, Seattle WA

2011 Fetherston Gallery, “Group Show of Gallery Artists”, Seattle WA

2011 Bumbershoot Arts Festival, “Bumber by Number”, Seattle WA

2010 Fetherston Gallery, “Works on Paper”, Seattle WA

2009 Gallery 301, “Seven Deadly Sins”, Tacoma WA

2009 Fetherston Gallery, “New Beginnings 2009”, Seattle WA

2009 North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, “Art Meets Math and Science”, Seattle WA

2004 Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, “In Focus: Ballard Fetherston Gallery at RSG”, Seattle WA

2003 Ballard Fetherston Gallery, “Summer Group Show”, Seattle WA

2001-02 Ballard Fetherston Gallery, “Group Show of Gallery Artists”, Seattle WA

2001 Works, “Mapping”, San Jose CA

2000 Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, “Ditto: The Repeated Gesture”, Seattle WA

2000 Center on Contemporary Art, “CoCA Credits”, Seattle WA

1997 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, “A Skowhegan Decade 1987-1997”, David Beitzel Gallery, New York NY

1995 Gateway Tower, “Colorists”, Seattle WA

1995 Gateway Tower, “New Faces, New Places”, Seattle WA

1994 Linda Cannon Gallery, “Abstraction Room”, Seattle WA

1994 Linda Cannon Gallery, “Inaugural Exhibition”, Seattle WA

1994 Kirkland Arts Center, “The Bridge”, Kirkland WA


2020 CoCA, “20/20 Vision”, Seattle WA

2020 Atlantic Gallery, “Seeing the Unseeable”, Juried Exhibition, Juror: Judith Kruger, New York NY

2019 CoCA, “Motherland”, Seattle WA

2018 CoCA, “Creativity Persists”, Seattle WA

2018 Anacortes Arts at the Port, “Juried Exhibition”, Juror:  Michael Monroe, Anacortes WA

2017 GfG+S, “Bared”, Nashville TN

2017 Anacortes Arts at the Port, “Juried Exhibition”, Juror:  Pablo Schugurensky, Anacortes WA

2017 Bemis Gallery, “Unity At The Bemis”, Seattle WA

2017 CoCA, “#MakeAmericaCreateAgain”, Seattle WA

2014 Tieton Arts and Humanities, “10x10x10xTieton”, Tieton WA

2013 CoCA, “CoCA Collision: Past, Present & Future 2013”, Seattle WA

2008 The City of Fremont Olive/Hyde Art Gallery, “40th Annual Textile Art Exhibit”, Fremont CA

2003 Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, “An American Experience”, Winston-Salem NC

2003 Seattle Pacific University Art Center Gallery, “Seattle Print Arts at SPU”, Seattle WA

2002 Northwest Print Council/Portland Art Museum, “32 Prints from Seattle Print Arts”, Portland OR

2002 Center on Contemporary Art, “Northwest Annual”, Seattle WA

1995 The Wonderful World of Art, “Knowing Her Place”, Seattle WA

1994 Schoharie County Arts Council, “94 Small Works Exhibition”, Schoharie NY

1992 Whatcom County Museum of History and Art, “12th Annual Northwest International Art Competition”, Bellingham WA

1992 Mercer Island Visual Arts League, “1992 Juried Art Show”, Mercer Island WA


  • Jewish Family Service, Seattle WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA
  • Swedish Hospital, Seattle WA
  • Hotel 1000, Commission, Seattle WA


  • BARED: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, Les Femmes Folles Books, January 2017.
  • The Siken Collaboration: Eleven Artists Respond to Richard Siken’s poem, “War of the Foxes”, curated by Joseph C. Roberts, Copper Canyon Press and Center on Contemporary Art, 2015.
  • Blink Art Resource, 2015.
  • In/visible Worlds by Cathy Sarkowsky, interviewed by Lisa Kinoshita, Moss+Mineral, October 4, 2015.
  • “Whose Picture Is It?: Bumber by Number at Bumbershoot”, by Gary Faigan, ART DISH, September 13, 2011.


2022 Centrum Artist Residency, Artist in Residence, Port Townsend WA

2017 MASS MoCA Workshop in Residence, North Adams MA

2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

2016 Nihonga Workshop, Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island WA

2011 Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists, Centrum at Fort Worden, Port Townsend WA

2000 Aurobora Master Monotype Workshop, San Francisco CA

1996 Santa Reparata Graphic Arts Centre, Monotype Workshop, Florence ITALY

1996 Aurobora Master Monotype Workshop, San Francisco CA

1993 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME

1984 Master of Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene OR

1981 Master of Arts, Antioch University, Seattle WA

1976 Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, Claremont CA


2021 Vashon Center for the Arts, Notable Collection, Vashon WA

2017 Chelan Modern, Lake Chelan WA

2016 – present SAM Gallery, Seattle WA

2014 – 19 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert CA

2001 – 12 Fetherston Gallery, Seattle WA

2000 – 08 SAM Gallery, Seattle WA

1994 – 97 Linda Cannon Gallery, Seattle WA