"Viewers, attempting to decipher obscure meaning, become immersed in the paintings’ visual appeal, with their strata of color and detail. Courtenaye reveals that for her, the richly tinted layers represent periods of time, and looking through the variable density and translucency of surface is analogous to peering back into the 19th century—a metaphor for the untouchable yet ever present past."
—Sandy Harthorn, Curator, Boise Art Museum
Catherine Courtenaye: Paintings published by Boise Art Museum. Essays by Sandy Harthorn and Michele Corriel. Click on image to download pdf of 48-page catalogue (1.5 MB). Available $20 postpaid from Boise Art Museum or the artist.
Click on image to download pdf of 16-page catalogue (1.1 MB) published by Stremmel Gallery, with essay by Charlene Roth.
“Ones to Watch: Spotlighting the Works of Catherine Courtenaye," Michele Corriel, Western Art & Architecture, Winter 2013
“Don't Miss," Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook, September 23–29, 2012
“Flexibility brings pressure for Courtenaye," Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, November 14, 2009
“Ghostly Cursive on Jay,” Arts Advocate, Battery Park City Broadsheet, March 2007
“Catherine Courtenaye at Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art,” Charlene Roth, Artweek, January 2001
“Abstraction: From Raucous to Refined at the Bedford Gallery,” Juan Rodriguez, Artweek, October 2000
“Driven to Abstraction,” Sarah Lavender Smith, Diablo Magazine, August 2000
“Nostalgic,” Rick Deragon, Monterey County Herald, November 1994
“Art as a Civic Virtue,” Jennifer Crohn, The East Bay Guardian, November 1991
“A Promising Quartet,” Kenneth Baker, The San Francisco Chronicle, May 10, 1990
“Drawn to Richmond,” Jim Jordan, Express, July 10, 1987
“Richmond’s B.A.D. Show is g-o-o-d,” Charles Shere, Oakland Tribune, July 7, 1987
“Drawing Conclusions,” Phyllis Bragdon, Marin Independent Journal, July 6, 1987