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Linda Joy Kattwinkel

I have been a visual artist for over 50 years and an attorney for artists over 25 years. I received my BFA cum laude in communications arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975. In 1978 I moved to Los Angeles to study feminist art-making with Sheila de Bretteville, Arlene Raven, and others at the Women’s Building, where I also taught in the Summer Art Program. My artwork has always focused on feminist, political, and personal issues. Currently, my artwork is about exploring my aging face and the female as subject, not object, of art. I work in oils, collage, pastels, other drawing media, and sometimes, digital media.

Building: 101 - Studio: 2515
Phone: 415-882-3200
Artist Bio

After a 13-year career as an illustrator and graphic artist, I was inspired to devote my artistic energies to continued exploration of personal artwork, and to go to law school. I received my J.D. cum laude from Hastings College of the Law in 1991. As a member of the law firm Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, my law practice focuses on copyright, trademark and arts law. I am especially committed to representing visual artists and designers, including several Shipyard artists, in matters of intellectual property and arts law, such as copyright and trademark protection, infringement, licensing, and gallery contracts.  I also do volunteer consulting and mediation through California Lawyers for the Arts.

I am a co-author of AIGA’s Standard Form of Agreement for Design Services, author of Legalities, an online column about legal issues for designers (, and various published articles on copyright and trademark basics for designers, photographers, and other visual artists. I speak frequently to designers and artists, including at national and local conferences of Women's Caucus for Art and AIGA. I also serve as legal advocacy consultant to the Graphic Artists Guild.


SEE MY COLOR: An exhibition of Art for Social Justice
A National Juried Exhibition
September 30-November 30, 2020
Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC

Explores artists' relationships with racial injustice, police brutality, and criminal justice reform through visual art.

A Regional Juried Exhibition
April 15 - May 31, 2020
Women’s Caucus for Art of Northern California / Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Explores women's identities and embodied experiences with our only home, Planet Earth.

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