Irene Belknap

251 Reed Street, Mill Valley, CA 94941 • T (415) 383-3613 F (415) 381-0147 e-mail:



Born Irene Angelika Pschorr, Munich, Germany

Education MFA in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991

BA in History of Art, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1963, with distinction

Kokoshka School Summer Program, Salzburg, Austria, 1962

Silvermine Academy Summer Program, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1959



2012                         Atelier Berner, Montmartre, Paris

2008                        String Theory, Sausalito, CA

2006                        Dressed In Words, DeKalb, Illinois

2004                        Perchance To Dream, McLean, VA

2003                         Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley, CA

1998                         Commonweal, Bolinas, CA

1996                         Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

1995                         Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA

1994                         Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

PostMark, San Francisco, CA

Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley, CA

1993                        Rennaisance Salon, San Francisco, CA

1992                         The Bridge Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Brava Strada, San Francisco, CA

1990                         Mill Valley City Hall Council Chambers Gallery, Mill Valley, CA



2012                        Mill Valley City Hall

2006                         Homage to Julius, Vallejo, CA

2003                         Sonoma Creates, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

2002                         Crocker-Kingsley 73rd Exhibition, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, Ca

Bay Area Art V Napa Mill, Napa, CA

It Figures Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, Ca

2001                        Go Figure Art Resources Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2000                        Ira Pinto Gallery, Washington D.C.

Seeing Red Sonoma Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, Ca

Garments Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1998                         The Idea House, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA

1997                         The Figure, Five Marin Artists, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

1996                         Concordia-Argonaut Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995                         (Art) Word (Art), National Poetry Association, San Francisco, CA

International Gorbachev Conference, San Francisco, CA

50th                         Anniversary Memorial, Aushwitz, Germany

Marin Theater Company, Women In Controversy, Mill Valley, CA

1994                         Uman Cultural Center, 20 From Marin, Ukraine, Russia

Sebastopol Art Center, Celebrating Ethnicity, Sebastopol, CA

1993                         Texas Fine Arts Association, Drawing Into The 90s, Austin, Texas

Brea Gallery, Sylvia White Selects, Brea, CA

Lilian Paley Center For The Visual Arts, In Honor of Euterpe–Art Inspired

By Music, Oakland, CA

S.J.S.U. & S.J.Institute of Contemporary Art, What Heaven Looks Like

1992                         Falkirk Cultural Center, Hope & Harmony, San Rafael, CA

Brigham Young University, Drawing 1992, Provo, Utah

Grace Cathedral, Inferno, Paradiso, Dante-Inspired, San Francisco, CA

The Haggin Museum, Print and Drawing Exhibition, Stockton, CA

Matrix Gallery, Women Artists 1991, Sacramento, CA

1991                         Southern Exposure Gallery, Wet Paint, San Francisco, CA

Matrix International, Sacramento, CA

San Francisco Art Institute, MFA Exhibit, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

Matrix Gallery, Women Artists 1991, Sacramento, CA

1990                         College of Marin, The Great Marin String Along, Kentfield, CA

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Chain Reaction, San Francisco, CA

Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

College of Marin, Three Person Show, Kentfield, CA

1989                         Artisans Gallery, Furs, Feathers, and Fins, Mill Valley, CA

San Francisco Art Institute, Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

Marin Society of Artist, Ross, CA

Artisans Gallery, Garden Party, Mill Valley, CA

Harcourt Gallery, Berkeley Free Speech Art Project, San Francisco, CA

1988                         San Francisco Art Institute, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Art Institute, Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

1987                         San Francisco Art Institute, Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

1980                         Illuminarium Gallery, Unicorn Show, Sausalito, CA

1979                         Illuminarium Gallery, Illuminations II, Sausalito, CA



2003                         Marin Shakespeare Co., Seductions Of Shakespeare, Best Of Show

1994                         Sebastopol Center For The AMrtserit Award

1993                         Art of CA Discovery Awards G old Award (contemporary painting)

Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, Art At The Movies, Best of Show

1999            Art o f CA Discovery Awards: Silver award (graphics), Bronze award (painting)

1991                         St . Francis Foundation Honoree, San Francisco, CA

1990                         Napa County Fair Best of Show/First Place (graphics)/ Second Place (painting)

Hayward, CA Celebration of the Human Spirit, Award of Excellence

1988                         Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, A Look Forward, A Look Back



2012                         Harvard Divinity Bulletin

2006                         Marin Magazine, cover

2006                         The Three Marriages, A talk by David Whyte, CD cover

2003                         Review By Corinne Van Houten for Art Papers p.56 12/03

2003                         A Change For The Better, A Talk by David Whyte, CD Cover

2002                         You Want To Sell Me A Small Antique, collected poems by Rebecca Lilly, cover

2001                         Women Artists, calendar cover Cedco Publishing Company

1997                         Institute of Noetic Sciences, summer edition, pp. 10, 11, 13, 14

1995                         Gnosis Magazine, summer edition, front coverP

PostModern Identities, Edinburgh University Press, Cover

1994                         Quest Magazine, spring edition, front & back cover

1993                         Quest Magazine, winter edition, p. 47

1990–1992            Women in Art Engagement Calendar, Pomegranate Publication

1985                         Albright, Thomas, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, pg. 172, U.C. Press

1986                         Bradley, Josephine, In Pursuit of the Unicorn, Pomegranate Artbook

1987                         The Wonderful Series, Four Limited Edition Prints for Children

1968 –70             East Totem West, Poster and Card designs—sold worldwide

1969                         California Living, Cover and feature story, April 1969, pp 10–15 & cover



60 Private collections

Zankel, Barko, Tarrant & Miller

Victoria Albert Museum, London, England

Rene De Troye, Amsterdam



2012                         A Forum on Spirituality