Wendy Lilienthal
(415) 472-1558

Artist Statement

Wendy Lilienthal’s handmade papers, marbling technique, imported paper and textiles, and recycled material combine elements of sculpture, painting, and collage that reflect various cultures. She attended Parson’s School of Design and has been a working artist since the 1970’s.

Wendy has exhibited her work at the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, Gallery Strasse in Japan, the Pao Gallery in Hong Kong, the Getty Gallery in L.A., and the Oakland Museum. Her work has also been exhibited at the National Invitational Paper Exhibit at Syntex, Palo Alto, and at American Council Craft Shows in San Francisco.

Wendy has appeared on national PBS television to exhibit her art and demonstrate paper making. She has won numerous awards, including Best in Show, at the Marin Society of Artists. As the founder of Fibermania, Wendy has been featured in Bay Area newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle. She has served as a judge for the Marin County Fair and College of Marin, and a board member for many art groups. Wendy has taught in a variety of galleries and colleges, including the University of California. Her work was commissioned by several hospitals, including Kaiser Permanente, and is exhibited nationally and internationally in private and corporate collections.


Parsons School of Design, New York
New York University, New York
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
University of California, Berkeley Extension, CA
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA,
Workshop at Papermill with Don Farnsworth, Oakland, CA
Workshops with Carol Beadle, College of Marin, CA
Workshop with John Babcock, Santa Cruz, CA
Workshops with Ann O’Hanlon, Mill Valley, CA
State of California Designated Teaching Credential

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions

San Francisco
Fort Mason, Green Dimensions, 2009
Worden Gallery
Gallery Imago (solo exhibit)
Jewish Community Museum Invitational
San Francisco Art Festival
American Craft Council (ACC) show (multiple shows)
Images of the North Gallery
Meyer, Breir, Weiss Gallery
Art Commission Gallery, Lawson Gallery
Art Rage US, Jewette Gallery, S.F. Public Library
Marathon Plaza
KQED, Inc. Gallery, S.F., CA
M.H. de Young Museum

Bay Area Region
Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, M.G.H. Cancer Center, Greenbrae, CA 2011 (multiple exhibits)
Underground Gallery, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2009
Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, 2009
Linda Penzar Gallery, San Anselmo, CA, 2008
Smith Ranch Gallery (Solo and Group), San Rafael, CA, 2007-2011
Falkirk City Gallery, San Rafael, CA, 2002-2004
Connection Gallery, Sausalito, CA
National Invitational Paper Exhibit, Syntex Corp., Palo Alto, CA
Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Fibermania exhibits, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA (for 10th, 15th and 20th anniversary)
Bay Model Visitors Center, Sausalito, CA (multiple exhibits)
P.R. Coonley Gallery, Carmel and Palo Alto, CA
Coyote Pt. Museum, San Mateo, CA
Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Mill Valley Art Festival, Mill Valley, CA
Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, CA (multiple festivals)
Fairfax Library, Fairfax, CA
Quest, Sausalito, CA (multiple exhibits)
Community Congregational Church, Tiburon, CA
Honor They Healer, Firemen’s Fund Building, San Rafael, CA
Branson School Gallery (Solo Show), Ross, CA
Dominican College Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Ann O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Newcomb Center, Tulane University, LA
Artspace, Sacramento, CA
Rodney Strong Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Contemporary Craft Market, Santa Monica, CA (multiple exhibits)
Del Mano Gallery, L.A., CA
Final Touch Design Center, Washington D.C
Courtyard Gallery, Portland, OR
Art Guild of Sonoma, CA
Gallery One, Petaluma, CA (multiple exhibits)
Oberon Gallery, Napa, CA (multiple exhibits)
San Jose Museum, CA
Getty Gallery, Central Library, L.A. CA

The Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Center, 2002
Gallery Strasse, Japan


Honored by Friends of Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, 1999
Gallery Five, Tequesta, FL, 1987
Sausalito Art Festival, CA, 1987
Marin County Fine Craft Show, CA, 1982
Marin Society of Artists, CA, 1972-1985
Marin Society of Artists, CA, Best of Show, 1977
San Francisco Women Artists, Marcella Lebaudt Award, CA, 1973


Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, Santa Rosa and Vallejo, CA
Palo Alto Clinic Foundation Hospital, Fremont, CA
Presbyterian Hospital, S.F. CA
Metro Plaza, San Jose, CA
Sharon Campbell Interiors, Ross, CA
Catherine Kaufman Designs, L.A., CA
Synopsys Corp, Santa Clara, CA
Hitachi Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA

Professional Associations: Board of Directors

Marin Society of Artists (Signature Member), Ross, CA
Youth in Arts, Greenbrae, CA
San Francisco Women Artists, CA
Sight and Insight, Mill Valley, CA
Fibermania, Marin County, CA

Additional Memberships

Fiber Dimensions, S.F. Bay Area, CA
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Marin General Hospital Cancer Center, Selection Committee, Greenbrae, CA 2011
Marin Arts Council


Handmade paper making demonstration, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
Paper Workshop, Smith Ranch, San Rafael, CA
Seminar leader and exhibitor, Convergence, San Jose Civic Center, CA
Paper workshop at Oberon Gallery, Napa, CA
Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, CA
Paper workshop, L.A., CA
The Art School, Belvedere, CA
Cape Coral, FL
Imaginariam, National Children’s Art Festival, San Rafael, CA
University of California Team Teacher, Mill Valley, CA
Dominican College, San Rafael
Studio Workshops, San Anselmo, CA
Appeared on national PBS TV, exhibit and demonstration of handmade paper with Mary Martin, 1982-1984


Marin County Fair, crafts section, San Rafael, CA
Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
Tapestry and Talent, San Jose, CA
St. Vincent de Paul Society, High School Students Homeless Awareness Exhibit Windows To The Soul, San Rafael, CA


San Francisco Chronicle Art Review article and picture, Lilienthal, Founder of Fibermania, It’s 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Marin Civic Center, CA, 2004
Interviews by Beth Ashley for the Marin County Independent Journal
Asahi International Arts Review article and pictures, Japan, 2001
The Guild, The Designer Source of Artist and Artisans, 1991
San Francisco Magazine, 1988
Hands of Heritage, 1987
Buyers Book of American Crafts
Visual Dialog