Katherine Westerhout

Lives and Works Oakland, CA
Education
JD, New College of California, San Francisco, CA
BA Art/Photography, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Katherine Westerhout adopts once magnificent ruins as the subjects of her work, capturing abandoned civic and industrial building interiors for her architectural portraits. The artist has corresponded with preservationists and urban "spelunkers," to find and document interesting buildings in locations around the United States, from Detroit to Philadelphia, Yonkers to Gary, Indiana. Gaining inspiration from her dreams, Westerhout views the building interiors as reflections of our own psyche and more specifically our attitudes towards community spaces and preservation in this day and age. Instead of seeing the spaces as dilapidated remains, the artist believes that they hold a "magical presence" obtained over the years of exchange and emotion that have filled the space.

Katherine Westerhout Gallery Art

Galleries

Electric Works, San Francisco, CA
Sepia International Gallery, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Chandra Cerrito, Napa Valley, CA

Permanent Collection

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Alameda County Public Art Collection, CA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
The Zen Center, San Francisco, CA
Adobe Systems, San Jose, CA
David Baker, Architect, San Francisco, CA
Walter Hood Design, Oakland, CA
Zukor Art Conservation, Oakland, CA
Mumm, Napa Valley, CA

There are currently no works by this artist.
Follow Katherine Westerhout to get alerts when new works are added!
Or if you are actively looking for works by Katherine Westerhout, click here to send us a message and we'll find it for you.

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS