Resume / Bio


Maya Kabat received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis, in 2000. Notable exhibitions include a solo show at the Caffe Museo at SFMOMA in 2012, and a two-person exhibition at 5 Claude Lane Gallery in San Francisco, California, which was reviewed in Art LTD. Magazine in September 2011. She was a founding member of the artist-run space, Mercury Twenty Gallery, in Oakland, California, and served as president on the Oakland Art Murmur Board of Directors in 2011-2012. In August 2016, she attended the London Intensive, a residency sponsored by the Camden Arts Centre and the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England, which culminated in an exhibition at the Camden Art Centre. In 2018 she attended the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Artist Residency in New Berlin, New York.

Notable public collections include Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California; Cisco Systems, Palo Alto, California, Stanford Hospitals, Palo Alto, California, and The Neiman Marcus Collection, Short Hills, New Jersey, and St. Louis, Missouri. In 2018 she completed a large commission for the Kaiser Center Building in Oakland, California that was permanently installed in the lobby. This year she will complete her largest commission to date for the lobby of the newly constructed Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices in Berkeley, California.

She is represented by SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, California and Brenda Taylor Gallery in Boston and New York. Her work can also be found at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, California. Her drawings and works on paper can be found at Kala Art Institute Print Room, in Berkeley, California.

Her studio is located at The Dome, the former warehouse and studio of Peter and Ann Voulkos, located in Oakland, California.


  • M.F.A. 2000 University of California, Davis, CA
  • B.A. 1993 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

One and Two-Person Exhibitions

  • 2021 Maya Kabat: Selected Works, Post Montgomery Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2019, California Modern, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland CA
  • 2018 Maya Kabat and Peter Dreyfuss, 555 Gallery, 555 12th St. Oakland, CA
  • 2016 Maya Kabat and Andrzej Michael Karwacki, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • 2015 Urban Abstraction, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • 2015 Maya Kabat and David Ruth, 555 Gallery, 555 12th St. Oakland, CA
  • 2013 City and Place, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • 2012 The Lab, Caffe Museo, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 InSight, 5 Claude Lane Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Infinite Expansion Inward, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2011 Small Waters Seeping Upwards, Victorian Rat Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2010 Living Cities, Brad Rogers Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2010 This Living Process, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2009 Thin Cities, SFMOMA Artist Gallery Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Cities and Desire, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2008 New Urban Landscape, Brad Rogers Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2008 Invisible Cities, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2007 New Work, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2000 Four in One, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 MFA 2000, University of California Design Gallery, Davis, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019, Aqueous, Tubac Center For The Arts, Tubac, AZ
  • 2019, Ink And Clay, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA
  • 2019 Analog/Digital, Beacon Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2019 Made in Paint, The Golden Foundation, New Berlin, NY
  • 2018 140 Characters, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 4th Annual National Exhibition, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 About A Box, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 Let Me Eat Cake, P0STLos Angeles, CA
  • 2018 The Magic of Collaboration, Adobe Art Center and Gallery, Castro Valley, CA
  • 2017 Color: Primary to Tertiary, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2017 Moderna, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • 2016 The London Intensive, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
  • 2016 Abstract Women, San Ramon Valley Convention Center, San Ramon, CA
  • 2016 40 Mile Radius, Propeller Modern, San Francisco, CA
  • 2015 SLATE Contemporary Booth 223, Art Market Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
  • 2015 Botanica , Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2014 Spring Collection, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • 2014 Drawing Invitational, Conocophillips Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AL
  • 2013 Scouting Oakland, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2013 Introductions, SLATE Contemporary, Oakland, CA
  • 2013 After the Fall, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2012 Terra Incognito:Imaginary Landscapes, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
  • 2012 Cartographies, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2011 True Paint, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2010 Landscape in the 21st Century, Brad Rogers Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2010 Strange Nature, Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2007 No Angst, Front Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2006 Referencing Nature, Seattle Art Museum Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2005 Dialogues, Alameda Art Center, Alameda, CA
  • 2004 Meditations, Los Medanos Community College, Pittsburg, CA
  • 2004 Elements, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Kaiser Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA
  • Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA
  • Cisco Systems, Santa Clara, CA
  • Neiman Marcus Collection, Dallas, TX
  • Neiman Marcus Collection, Short Hills, NJ
  • Neiman Marcus Collection, St. Louis, MO
  • Stanford Hospitals, Palo Alto, CA
  • The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, New Berlin, NY
  • The Hotel Adagio, San Francisco, CA
  • Headlands Hotel and Spa, Pacific City, Oregon
  • American Campus Communities, San Antonio, TX
  • ABS Capital, San Francisco, CA
  • Hodo Soy Beanery, Oakland, CA
  • Vantage Point Ventures, San Bruno, CA
  • Wood Partners, Oakland, CA
  • Philip Seel and Serena Mah, New York, NY
  • Charlot Malin, San Francisco, CA
  • Leo Michelson, Portland, OR
  • Arthur Huang, Tokyo, Japan
  • Brian Thomson, Denver, CO
  • Hunter Potter, Brooklyn, NY
  • Kristine Schomaker, Los Angeles, CA


  • Ye Olde Moderne, Dewitt Cheng, East Bay Monthly, June, 2019
  • Attempt To Cross: Six Paintings, with essays by George Lawson and Danielle Fox, SLATE Contemporary, Edition One Books, January, 2017
  • Surfaces of Oakland by Alex Bigman, East Bay Express, September 4, 2013
  • Maya Kabat Exhibit in SFMOMA Cafe distracts by Devin Holt, SF Weekly Blog, December, 2012
  • Neiman Marcus purchases works of Berkeley artists by Ross Todd Kerr, Berkeley Times, February, 2012
  • Maya Kabat at 5 Claude Lane by DeWitt Cheng, Art Ltd. Magazine, September, 2011
  • Bay Area Galleries Explore Visions of Home by Jennifer Modenessi, San Jose Mercury News, September 9, 2010
  • Critic’s Pick by DeWitt Cheng, The East Bay Express, June 2010
  • Critic’s Pick by DeWitt Cheng, The East Bay Express, August 2009
  • Both Here and There:, KQED Gallery Crawl, February, 2008
  • First Friday Art-Walk, by Ross Todd Kerr, Piedmont Post, February 7, 2007
  • Artists of Collective 9, San Francisco Chronicle, February, 2005
  • Meditations puts passion into the landscape, by Jennifer Modenessi, Contra Costa Times, April 2, 2004
  • ‘Four in One’ Fills Sacramento Gallery, Davis Enterprise, June 22, 2000


Residencies / Awards / Grants

  • 2018 The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, Inc, Artist Residency, New Berlin, NY
  • 2016 The London Intensive, Artist Residency, Camden Art Centre, London, England
  • 2015 Fljotstunga Art Farm, Artist Residency, Reykolt, Iceland
  • 2013 Quick Grant, Creative Capacity Fund, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011 Quick Grant, Creative Capacity Fund, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 Finalist, Berkeley Art Center Members Show, Berkeley, CA