Kate Randall

I walk with a foot in two worlds – the world of everyday life and the world of other realms…

I am drawn to liminal spaces and I dream awake to connect my life with the cosmos. I believe in metamorphosis, both personal and collective. I make visual art — sculpture, installation / performance, and lots of printmaking. My writing takes the form of haibun, burning haibun or haiku. My walks range from the windy trails of the Na Pali coast to the volcanoes of Bali to the Himalayas in northern India. Last summer my wanderings included several days in the ancient bristlecone pine forests in the Eastern Sierras of California. I often meander in the hills at the base of Mt. Tamalpais or in the redwoods. My other journeys are more internal, traversing wild inner landscapes. I meditate; I do various kinds of hands-on and energetic healing work. Recent deep dives include an in-depth study with a teacher inspired by the lineage of Carlos Castaneda’s teachings.

bio & cv


Kate Randall is an artist engaged in a variety of art activities including printmaking, walking, sculpture, installation, photography, video, writing and works on paper. Currently, she is leading a walking project called Dreaming into Being as part of the International Walking Arts Encounters “Walking Visions/Visions for Walking,” Prespa, Greece, July 3-9, 2023. This summer she is working on a printmaking project inspired by her walks in the ancient bristlecone pine forests in the White Mountains of the Eastern Sierras. Concurrently, she is creating a new series inspired by the idea of a lover’s discourse, exploring polarity in desire in relationship and the whimsical phenomenon of love through both text and image. She has exhibited her work locally in California at Southern Exposure, Kala Art Institute, and Ampersand International among others. She has been artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute and an affiliate artist at The Headlands Center for the Arts. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. Her studio practice started in Boston in 1989 and then blossomed over the past 25 years in San Francisco from 1997-2024. She has been teaching art in the Bay Area for over 30 years and offers workshops for adults both online and in person. Her teaching style is supportive while also leading people to move beyond limitations and find their way into making work that is inspired, authentic and aesthetically sophisticated.

Kate is also a bodyworker and healer with a deep practice in meditation, yoga, ritual, shamanism, healing and esoteric traditions. See Offerings for information about healing work, creativity coaching, and upcoming classes, workshops, and retreats.

Kate Randall
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 225-5762


1995 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Master of Fine Arts with high distinction

1989 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature

Awards and Honors
2019 Summer Sabbatical Grant – Italy. Urban School of San Francisco, CA.
2017 Summer Grant – Where There Be Dragons Global Educator, Java and Sulawesi, Indonesia
2008-2010 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA – Artist-in-Residence
1995-98 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA – Affiliate Artist
1995 Sugarloaf Ranch Residency Award, Calistoga, CA
1995 California College of Arts – Dennis Leon Endowed Faculty Award
1992 Skidmore College – Frances Simches Scholarship Award in Ceramics
1991 Apprenticeship with Toshiko Takaezu 

Exhibitions / Events

2023 Dreaming into Being. Participatory Walk. Walking Arts Encounters. Prespes, Greece.

2021 A Living Legacy: Celebrating 10 Years with Toshiko Takaezu,
Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

2018 Collective Identity: The Legacy of Apprenticeship under Toshiko Takaezu
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Kala Art Institute Artist’s Annual Show Berkeley, CA

2012 Open Studios 63 Bluxome Street San Francisco, CA

2008 Kala Art Institute Artist’s Annual Show Berkeley, CA

2007 Monster Drawing Rally Southern Exposure San Francisco, CA
Origins, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT
Teachers Work, The Branson School, Ross, CA
Then and Now, Waynflete Art Gallery, Portland, ME

2004 Nuit Blanche, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA

1999 Tender, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

1998 stilling, Film Installation Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

1997 awry, Installation in collaboration with Sarah Bird
The Anita Seipp Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
try, digital media performance directed by Tim Coal Jones
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1996 Shadowplay The Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

1996 Post Waste Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
threadbare, Installation The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

1995 Manifestations of Being, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

1995 engram(me) M.F.A. Exhibition The Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
(h)our s(h)elves, performance/installation Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

1994 terra incognito, installation Door 3 Gallery Oakland, CA
palimpsest, installation California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
bardo, installation California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

1993 Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT

1992 Interplay ’92, The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
Contemporary Sculpture Quietude Gallery, East Brunswick, NJ
Simches Scholarship Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

1991 Sculpture Fest 1991, Vermont Council on the Arts, Woodstock, VT
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center The Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT
Thirteen Artists in Clay, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

Teaching Experience

2014-present Creativity workshops for adults, RedRedThread Studio (online and in person)

2000 – present Head of Visual Arts, Teach Sculpture, Stone Carving, Printmaking, Drawing
The Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

2000 – present Guest lecturer, Graduate program
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

1997-2000 Art Teacher. The Hamlin School, San Francisco, CA

1999-2001 Sculpture Instructor
Extended Education Program and Pre-College Summer Program
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

1997 Art Teacher, Castilleja School Palo Alto, CA

1996 Art History Teaching Assistant, Graduate Studies Program
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

1994-95 Teaching Assistant in Sculpture & Graduate Studies Program
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

1990–92 Teaching Assistant Sculpture Workshops
The Carving Studio, Rutland, VT

1990-1991 Apprentice to Toshiko Takaezu, Quakertown, NJ

1989-90 Teaching Assistant, Ceramics Department
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ