Kathy Roseth
Photo credit: Maimoona Rahim

Artist Bio

Kathy Roseth is a Seattle-based artist. She was born in Iran of medical missionary parents and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wausau, Wisconsin. Roseth received a bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and two master’s degrees (first English, then business) from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Roseth began painting in high school and continued, on and off, into young adulthood, when she changed direction and for twenty years made quilts in the Amish tradition.  In 2003 she returned to fine art and began taking classes at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. After retiring in 2013 from a career in nonprofit low-income housing,  she attended Gage full-time, including four years with the Kang-O’Higgins Contemporary Atelier (graduating 2019) and one year with the Flack Core Drawing Atelier (2020).

Roseth paints portraits, figures, still-lifes, and landscapes in the realist and Impressionist traditions of Western art.

Gallery Affiliation

Member Artist, Gallery 110, Seattle, Washington (https://www.gallery110.com)

Solo and Two-Person Exhibits

“Artist and Artisan: Still Life Paintings,” Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, May 4 – May 27
“Kathy Roseth and Diane Walker,” Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, November 1 – December 28


City Art Portable Collection, City of Kent, Washington, 2022

Awards and Prizes

2022 City of Kent, Washington, Summer Arts Exhibit Purchase Award, for “Afghan Weaving and Cookpot.”
2021 Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA: Second Place, Painting, for “Singing a New Song.”
Best of Gage 2018, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA: Best of Show, and First Place, Portrait, for “Mom and Coya in the Back Seat.”
Best of Gage 2017, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA: First Place, Landscape, for “Sheltering Thicket.”

Juried Exhibits

The Collective, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA

Recommence, member artist exhibit, Gallery110, Seattle, WA
Kent Summer Art Exhibit, City of Kent, WA
The 2022 CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

Homegrown at Gage, Gallery Mack, Seattle, WA
Light at the End of the Tunnel, University House, ERA Living, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
Free for All at the Lakeshore, ERA Living, Renton, WA
Maple Valley Creative Arts Council Art Fest, Maple Valley, WA (virtual exhibit)
Art of the Quarantine, Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River College, Auburn, WA (virtual exhibit)
Sheltering in the Studio, Ida Culver House, ERA Living, Seattle, WA

Parklane Gallery’s 2020 Winter Show of Miniatures and Small Works, Kirkland, WA
Food Glorious Food, Aljoya, ERA Living, Seattle, WA
Body and Soul, Lakeside, ERA Living, Renton, WA
Strike a Chord, Ida Culver House, ERA Living, Seattle, WA

Mt. Si Artist Guild Small Works Show 2019, Snoqualmie, WA
Arts of the Terrace, City of Mountlake Terrace, WA
Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
Gage Connections, University House, ERA Living, Seattle, WA

Community Service

Teaching assistant, Kang-O’Higgins Contempory Atelier, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, 2022-2023
Board member and Treasurer, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA 2022-  https://www.gallery110.com/
Board member, Path with Art, Seattle, WA., 2017-2019, https://www.pathwithart.org/