Gloria Matuszewski’s meditative abstract geometric paintings and drawings are inspired by and pay tribute to anonymous artisans, usually women and children, who have worked for centuries, and continue to work laboriously — often under horrific conditions — to create fabrics and textiles to clothe, decorate and bring warmth and beauty to everyday life.

Matuszewski likens her drawing process to her daily tai chi practice, where her task is to simply pay attention and mindfully go through a slow-moving dance, learning from and absorbing the form, to embrace the “chi” created, and then, finally, to let it go, without attachment. These original works take their titles from the names of the Prismacolor pencils used in their creation.


JFKennedy University, Arts and Consciousness, Graduate Studies, Orinda, CA

Secondary Teaching Credential, SF State University, San Francisco, CA

BA Fine Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA


2018 “Members Showcase”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

2018 Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma, CA

2014 Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma, CA

2012 Vin Antico, "A New Season", San Rafael, CA

2012 “Kaleidoscopic", Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

2010 Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

2009 Mona Lease Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

2003 Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco, CA

2002 Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Saint Gregory of Nyssa Church, San Francisco, CA

YWCA University of California, Berkeley, CA

1994 Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

1992 Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

1987 Faculty Alumni House, University of California, SF, CA


2020 “De Young Open Exhibition”, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

2020 “Quintessence”, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2020 “25MillionStitches”, collaboration project curated by Jennifer Kim Sohn, Sacramento, CA

2019 “Bridge to Abstraction”, Juried Bay Area Exhibition, MOS Artists, Project Gallery, SF, CA

2019 “Ensemble”, Exhibition MarinMOCA Artist Members, Marin Community Foundation

2019 “Bay Area Women Artists”, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Donna Seager Juror

2019 “Selections”, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Maria Medua/Michelle Nye jurors

2019 “Double Yellow”, Orangeland Gallery, Candace Loheed juror

2019 “Monochromatic”, O’Hanlon Center Gallery, Suzanne Gray juror

2019 “Open to Interpretation”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Chandra Cerrito Juror

Honorable Mention

2018 “Rise, Empower, Change, Action”, Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

2018 “Noh Kimono”, Orangland Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 “Fall National”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Catharine Clark Juror

Honorable Mention

2017 Salon at the Triton, Juried Competition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2016 San Francisco Women Artists, Artists Choice, Juror’s Choice Award, San Francisco, CA

2016 Hayward Arts Council Open Juried, Hayward, CA

2016 “Juried Members Show”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Don Soker Juror

2nd Place Award

2016 “Summer National Juried”, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Brian Gross Juror

2015 "18th International Open", Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il

2014 "Bay Area Women Artists", O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Donna Seager Juror

2014 Artik 2014 Exhibition, Artik Art and Architecture, San Jose, CA

2013 Studio Gallery, "Tiny", San Francisco, CA

State of Mind", Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Honorable Mention

Gallery Route One Annual Juried, "Out of the Blue", Pt. Reyes Station, CA

ArtWorks Downtown, "Drawing", San Rafael, CA

2012 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, "Blue", Sebastopol, CA

2011 "Equilibrium", Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Chris West juror, First Place Award

Gallery Route One, "January Juried", Pt. Reyes Station, CA

"Shattered”, National Juried Show, Kenneth Baker Juror,

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

2010 Pacific Art League National ,"Painting Only", Honorable Mention, Palo Alto, CA

Fall National Juried, "Solitude", Maria Medua juror, Museum of Contemporary Art

2009 Falkirk Cultural Center, "Annual", San Rafael, CA

2008 ArtWorks Downtown, "The State of Painting", San Rafael, CA

Artisans Gallery, "Abstract Art", San Rafael, CA

Gallery Route One, "January Juried", Pt. Reyes Station, CA

2006 Oakland Art Gallery, "Drawn", Oakland, CA

"Twentieth Annual Exhibition", Emeryville, Ca

Mendocino Art Center, "Artists in Residence Exhibition", Mendocino, CA

2004 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, "Furniture As Art", San Francisco, CA

Oakland City Gallery, "Inner Workings", Oakland, CA

2003 Off the Preserve Gallery, "Poets and Painters", Napa, CA

2002 UC Berkeley, "Art Alumni Group Exhibit", Berkeley, CA

2001 Rogue Community College, "Chair As Metaphor", Grants Pass, OR

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, "Reflections, Forms, Patterns", Sebastopol, CA

2000 d.p.Fong Galleries, "Contemporary Portraits: Revealing the Human Spirit", San Jose, CA

1999 Institute for Contemporary Art, "Monotype Marathon", San Jose, CA

Bill Gould Design, "Art and Architecture", Los Gatos, CA

1996 Sun Gallery, "Art 96", Hayward, CA

Danville Fine Arts, "Women and Spirituality", Danville, CA

1995 Meridian Gallery, "The Drawing Show", San Francisco, CA

1994 California Museum of Art, "Small Works", Santa Rosa, CA

Gallery Route One, "June Juried", Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Civic Center, "Multi-Media Exhibit", San Rafael, CA

1993 Art in Embassies Program, California Collection, Burma

Southern Exposure Gallery, "Drawing First", San Francisco, CA

Wentachee Valley College, "Tenth Annual National", Wenatchee, WA

Mesa Art Center, "Drawn To the Extreme", Mesa, AZ

1992 Art in Embassies Program, Riyadah, Saudi Arabia

Farrington-Keith Creative Arts Center, "Invitational Exhibition", Dexter, MI

College of Marin, "1st Annual Marin Arts Council Artists Exhibition", Kentfield, CA

1991 California Museum of Art, "Small Works", Santa Rosa, CA

Crocker Art Museum, "Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition 66th Annual", Sacramento, CA

Southwest Texas University, "Twentieth Annual Works on Paper", San Marcos, TX


Art in Embassies, California Collection

Mary Austin

William F. Black, Honorary British Consul at San Diego

Ron Collins

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Kaiser Hospital

Marin General Hospital

Kara Schoken Aborn

Stanford University Medical Center

Tempe Public Library, Arizona


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