Cherie Raciti

Artadia Awardee

Cherie Raciti has lived and worked in San Francisco for many years. Her early site-specific installations in the San Francisco Redevelopment Area have been included in Thomas Albright’s Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 – 1980 and the Smithsonian Archives. Raciti’s mixed-media paintings and wall constructions have been included in many solo and invitational group exhibitions in galleries, alternative spaces, and museums in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Her work was also included in the Whitney Museum of Art Biennial. In 1998, the Mills College Museum presented a fifteen-year survey of her paintings and sculpture. Raciti has been the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation and the Adaline Kent Award from the San Francisco Art Institute. Reviews of her work have appeared in many newspapers, magazines, and in Art in America. Artist residencies include The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY; The Djerassi Program, Woodside, CA; and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland. From 1984 to 2007, she was a tenured professor in the Art Department at San Francisco State University and she is currently Professor of Art, Emerita.