About Kathrine

Kathrine Worel is a Bay Area based artist and curator who currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

She works in a variety of media including drawing, object making, relational performance and installation and is primarily engaged with the deeper structure and use of language and narrative.

Inspired by literature, street art, mythology, fairy tales and abandoned buildings her works are meditations on thresholds – the imaginative spaces between what we look at and what we see, true and un-true, right and wrong, self and other, humor and pathos. Worel earned her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres. Kathrine is also the founder and co-Director of the curatorial enterprise OFFSpace.

email: k[dot]worel[at]kathrineworel[dot]com

Tell Me Everything
















Tell Me Everything is a platform for interaction, a split confessional (this view placed on separate floors of PAI) allows guests to interact either...

The Portrait Project

The Portrait Project is an ongoing social interaction (since 2005) where the “client” becomes the “artist”. Seemingly set  up as a caricature busker’s stand,...


Jenga, archival digital print from the series Frontiers in collaboration with Luther Thie


New Frontier and Private Property, archival digital prints from Frontiers  with Luther...

Triptych Trinity

















Triptych | Trinity  a performance by proxy for the CrossCut Humane Slaughter Acts Performance Festival held at the Slaughter House Space in Healdsburg CA.

For this...

Rocking Horse

Gallery assistant Dasha Matsura activates the Rocking Horse Winner at Art Engine Gallery–a select few are allowed to ride the rocking horse as part...

Drawing Down

Drawing Down, recycled motor oil, vitrine, linen and natural light. Dimensions variable, shown here at Spare Change Artist Space 2013

To draw down is to deplete...


colony, being performed/installed at the Garage in San Francisco, CA 2006

















Colony refers to colonizing through theft and gift simultaneously, gestures and approaches are conciously...