Squeak Carnwath draws upon the philosophical and mundane experiences of daily life in her paintings and prints, which can be identified by lush fields of color combined with text, patterns, and identifiable images. She has received numerous awards including the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Individual Artists from the Flintridge Foundation. Carnwath is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Carnath was born in Abington, PA, and received her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, in 1977. Since then, she has had solo shows and participated in group shows across the US at institutions including "Mu (Wood" at sakata goro, Sacramento, CA (2018); "Legends of the Bay Area: Squeak Carnwath," Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, CA (2014); and "Women Painting" at Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery, Miami, FL (2017). In 2011, Carnath became a Professor Emeritus at the Univeristy of California, Berkeley, CA.
From artist's website