Exhibitions



Solo Exhibitions

2016
Loss for Words, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Spotlight Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2015
Ten Years in the Making, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2014
Lisa Kokin, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Facsimile, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Saddle Stitch, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2013
How the West Was Sewn, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2012
Raveling, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
In Another Vein, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2011
Speaking Volumes, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
2010
Panacea Plus, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2009
Joy of Booking, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA
Ex Libro, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2007
Lisa Kokin: Fruit of the Broom, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Attachments, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Secondhand Memories: Sewn Found Photographs, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, Canada
2002
Domestic Intelligence: Books by Lisa Kokin, San Francisco Public Library,
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco, CA
2001
Relative Obscurity, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000
Salvaged Histories, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
Sew to Speak, Kennedy Art Center, Holy Names College, Oakland, CA
1999
Lost and Found, Island Mountain Arts, Wells, BC, Canada
Bookmaking Is Not a Crime, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Flea Market Economy, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997
Art Book Art, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Circumstances Beyond Our Control, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
My Trip to Buchenwald, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
1996
Remembrance, Buchenwald Memorial, Weimar-Buchenwald, Germany
1995
Fond Objects, Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994
Tome is Where the Art Is, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, Canada
1992
Tales of a Nice Jewish Girl and Unearthing, Definitely Superior,
Thunder Bay, Ont., Canada and Artcite, Windsor, Ont., Canada
Remembrance, Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
Unearthing, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1991
Persistent Memory, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
1989
Award of Excellence Show, Surface Design National Conference, Gatlinburg, TN
1988
Vestiges: Work in Fiber by Lisa Kokin, Pitt International Galleries,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
1986
Batiks and Drawings of Lisa Kokin, The Women’s Building, San Francisco, CA
1985
The Batiks of Lisa Kokin, Centro Cultural Vergeiro, São Paulo, Brazil
Lisa Kokin: Batiks, Espaço Universitário, Vitória, Brazil
Daybreak: Nicaragua/El Salvador, Kunsterverein Ingolstadt, Ingolstadt, Germany and Kulturtreff, Erlangen, Germany
1984
Daybreak: Nicaragua/El Salvador, Galerie Franz Mehring, Berlin, Germany
The Past Will Not Return, Exploratorium, California State University,
Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Kokin’s Studio at Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
1983
Fabric of the Peoples of the Americas, Casa Fernando Gordillo,
Managua, Nicaragua
1982
Latin America in Batik, Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde, Rotterdam, Holland, Sheffield Town Hall, Sheffield, England, and Transnational Institute,
Amsterdam, Holland
1980
Lisa Kokin: Batiks, Laney College, Oakland, CA
1979
Batiks of Lisa Kokin, Santa Fe Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1976
Batik Banners, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA




Group Exhibitions

2017
Dorothy Saxe Invitational, Contemporary Jewish Museum,
San Francisco, CA
By the Book, Kaller Fine Arts, Washington, DC
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Material Matters, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Natural Circumstances, Kaller Fine Arts, Washington, DC
New Horizons, Chicago Art Source, Chicago, IL
2016
From Generation to Generation, Contemporary Jewish Museum,
San Francisco, CA
Mind over Matter, Florida CraftArt Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Black and White, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Intoxicating Textiles, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Found, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Button Show, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Unbound: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
2015
The New Textiles: Transformed, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Ten Years of Artists’ Books, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
ABC: Assemblage, Book Art, and Collage, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery,
Cedar City, UT
The 2015 Dorothy Saxe Invitational: Tzedakah Box,
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Adaptation: Turning Books into Art, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
Body as Agent: Changing Fashion Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2014
Paronomasia, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
CT (Un)Bound, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Material Matters, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Adaptation: Turning Books into Art, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
Reframe: An Exploration of Memory and Nostalgia, Feature Shoot at Photovile, Brooklyn, NY
State of Nature III, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Annual Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Women's Work, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Preview 2014, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
The Uncommon Thread: Jody Alexander and Lisa Kokin San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
2013
Bibliophilia, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
Remains to be Seen: Alternative Process and Manipulated Photography,
Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA
Interweaving, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
Summer Salon, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Annual Group Show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Materials Matter, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Dialoguing with Sacred Text: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present and Future, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Preview 2013, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2012
Summer Salon: Materials, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Word-Play, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA
The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Femmescapes, Mills College Art Museum at 70 Park (Lenore Pereira and Rich Niles Collection), San Francisco, CA
Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2011
Seager Gray Inaugural Exhibition, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Art + Communication of Space, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
Scrap ART, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
Reconstructions: the Altered Book, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Banned and Recovered, U.C. Merced Kolligian Library, Merced, CA
2010
Banned and Recovered, Humboldt State University Art Gallery, Arcata, CA
Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Boutons: Phenomène Artistique, Historique et Culturel, Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France
Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
By a Thread, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2009
The Altered Book, Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV
Afterlife, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Prints on the Edge, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Second Nature: Recycled Materials Inspired by Animals, Plants and Insects,
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
New Works/Old Story: 80 Artists at the Passover Table, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2008
Banned and Recovered, African American Museum and Library Oakland, CA
The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
(Un)common: Art of Altered Objects, Department of Art and Art History,
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Artists as Collectors, Oakland Museum Exhibits at the Oakland Airport,
Oakland, CA
2007
Women’s Work, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
California College of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, Oakland, CA
Other People’s Memories, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA
Gathering, Oakland Museum off-site exhibition, Oakland, CA
Childish Things, 301 Bocana, San Francisco, CA
Singularity in the Communal Tide: Culture and Identity in the Moment,
Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
Legacies, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2006
The First Illusion: The Transitional Object, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
Nostalgia, Aftermodern, San Francisco, CA
Menagerie: Artists Look at Animals, Museum of Craft and Folk Art,
San Francisco, CA
Eighth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Spring Selections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition,
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
See Jane Run, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Image as Object, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2005
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Lisa Kokin/K.C. Rosenberg, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA
Justice Matters: Artists Consider Palestine, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Faculty Exhibition 2005, John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2004
Needle Art: a Postmodern Sewing Circle, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO and Texarkana Regional Center For Visual Art,Texarkana, TX
Needle Art: a Postmodern Sewing Circle, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL, and Milton Hershey School Art Museum,
Hershey, PA
Hidden Treasures, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA
Inner Workings, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
2003
Is Money Money? Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
Needle Art: a Postmodern Sewing Circle, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX and J.Wayne Stark University Center Galleries, College Station, TX
Show Me the Money: the Dollar as Art, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA and Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
2002
Ex Libris, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Renegade Portraits, Public Resource Center for Activism and the Arts, Washington, DC
Refuse/Reuse/Redux, The Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
2001
Books as Art, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
1010, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Eureka Fellowship Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2000
Eureka, Too! Fellowship Awards 1999-2001, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Eureka Fellowship Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Piecing It Together: A Visual Journal, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
1999
The Right to Assemble, Halsey Gallery, Charleston, SC
Piecing it Together: a Visual Journal, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Spinal Epidural, Please! Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998
Alternativity: the Other Side of Christmas, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
On the Money, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Hello Again! A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, TX and Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997
Talent 1997, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Hello Again! A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Codified Desires, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996
CCAC: Past, Present, and Future, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
Codified Desires, In Khan Gallery, New York, NY
Family Matters, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1995
Representations of Auschwitz, Gauforum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
The Medicine Show, Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
A Foot in the Door, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
1994
Redefining the Book, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rooms for the Dead, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Book as Art VII, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
1993
Hybridization: Contemporary Northern California Craft, 1975-Present,
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
Beyond the Written Word, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Fiber=Linear Element, San Jose City College, San Jose, CA
1992
History: Truth or Consequences, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Domestic Ontogeny, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
Form and Object, juried by John Perreault, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
1991
Site: Western Union, Haines Annex, San Francisco, CA
Fiberarts International ’91, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
New Ends, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
1990
Fiber Progressions, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
On Fiber: Human Conditions, UNL Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Batik: The Dyeing Art Today, Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, OH
1989
Works on Paper, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinston Beach, CA
Paper/Fiber XII, Johnson City Arts Council, Iowa City, IA
Pro Arts Juried Annual, juried by Mary Jane Jacob, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
1988
Art of the Refugee Experience, Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, CA
Personal Mythologies, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1987
Punto Común/On Common Ground, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Women’s Foundation Awards Exhibition, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Viva La Vida: An Homage to Frida Kahlo, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
1986
South Africa: State of Emergency, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
1985
Art Against Apartheid, Heller Gallery, Berkeley, CA
The Other America, traveling show, Stockholm, Hamburg, Rome
1982
In Progress, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
1978
Homage to Frida Kahlo, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA