Watch a recording of Squeak Carnwath and Gregory Rick in conversation at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

Read Amanda Lim Patton's article on Squeak Carnwath in the Spring 2023 issue of Tricycle Magazine.


Read John Yau's article on Squeak Carnwath in Hyperallergic.


See the digital version of Squeak's catalogue, How the Mind Works, which was published in conjunction with her exhibition of the same name at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.

Listen to Squeak Carnwath and Emil Robinson talk about trust and voice in the studio. This conversation was recorded in conjunction with CAA, the College Art Association.


Squeak was featured in the Nob Hill Gazette's art issue this May. Check out the article on page 48. She is also quoted in an article about Joan Brown on page 40. Read them in the online version of the Gazette here.

Read the new digital magazine The Cove, produced by Kelly's Cove Press. Squeak's artwork from the early 1980s is featured in its inaugural issue, which centers on the theme of fire. The magazine includes visual art, poetry, and prose.


Squeak juried the 78th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, selecting 41 pieces by 22 artists from over 1,500 submisions. Read more about the exhibition and award winners in this article on the Sacramento Bee's website.


Read a blog post about Squeak's solo exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center on What Shape is Spaghetti.

Paul Peppis interviewed Squeak at the University of Oregon. You can watch the 28-minute conversation here:

Read Tatiana Istomina's review of Squeak's solo exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery in Art in America.


Here's an excerpt from Roberta Smith's review in the New York Times: "Ms. Carnwath’s idea of process is all inclusive: it combines the physical making of the painting with her thoughts, the world at large and also life in the studio."

Read John Yau's review of Squeak's solo exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery. He provides thoughtful insight into Squeak's work and its greater context in art history.

Gorky's Granddaughter came to Squeak's studio for a video interview in June. Watch it here:

Richard Whittaker interviewed Squeak in 2001, and recently posted the conversation on the website Works and Conversations.

John Seed visited Squeak during her residency at Lux Art Institute. Read the article and see some detail shots of her new song paintings on of the Huffington Post website.

Read John Yau's introduction to a group exhibition at Hollis Taggart Gallery that includes Squeak's painting entitled "Love."

Read James Chute's article in the San Diego Union Tribune, which explores Squeak's creative influences and her philosophies on painting.

Check out the digital catalogue Tayloe Piggott Gallery produced for Squeak's "Lucky Dog" exhibition in February of 2015.

Read an interview with Squeak Carnwath in Professional Artist Magazine's blog. Brenda Hope Zappitell asks Squeak about her painting practice and inspiration.


Read John Yau's article on He visits the studio and reflects on Squeak's imagery and methodology.


Read David Roth's article on He gives an overview of b. sataka garo's exhibition "Squeak Carnwath, Hung Liu, & Katherine Sherwood" in Sacramento.


Read Michael Klein's article on the New American Paintings blog. He gives an overview of Squeak's work, and links her concepts to those of other contemporary artists while highlighting her unique perspective.

Watch an interview with Squeak Carnwath on Colliding Worlds, a 30-minute show hosted by Angela Valente Romeo. Squeak talks about her process and methods during the first eight minutes of the show.

Listen to Squeak Carnwath talk about Vija Celmin's Blackboard Tableau #1 at SFMOMA. The talk was given in conjunction with the Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards exhibition. Squeak Carnwath won the SECA award in 1980. This talk was given at the museum on February 8, 2012.


Watch a video of Squeak Carnwath, which details the process of making her paintings and considers the ways viewers might approach her work. Posted on the SFMOMA website in conjunction with Fifty Years of Bay Area Art - The SECA Awards.

Read an interview between Squeak Carnwath and Kenneth Caldwell of Cadwell Communications. The interview digs deep into Squeak's philosophy on painting as well as bringing to light some poetic opinions on the subject. This review appeared online June 20, 2011.

Inner Voice: At the Triton Museum, Artist Squeak Carnwath Paints Ideas with the Pattern of Speech
Maureen Davidson reviews Squeak's solo exhibition "Squeak Carnwath: All Thought and Pleasure" at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California. This review appeared online March 30, 2011.

Mitra Fabian talks about Squeak's print, "Elvis' Air", during an open house for the UC Davis Nelson Gallery. This work was included in the exhibition "American Gothic: Regionalist Portraiture from the Collection".


Flip through the pages of "Philosophy", a limited edition artist book produced at Magnolia Editions.


Bedford Gallery: Story Painters
Curator Carrie Lederer introduces the 2009 exhibition "Story Painters" at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. Hear a few words about the artists and see their work.

Forum with Michael Krasny: Squeak Carnwath in Conversation with Michael Krasny
Listen to Squeak and Michael Krasny discuss "Painting is No Ordinary Object," her survey exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). This conversation took place July 28, 2009. KQED: Forum with Michael Krasny

Squeakerama: A Painter's Life Unfolds in Squeak Carnwath's Retrospective
In this review of Squeak's OMCA exhibition, DeWitt Cheng observes that Squeak's work "incorporates a wealth of styles and motifs... beneath a unifying aesthetic" to create "stream-of-consciousness thought-plasmas that are both ethereally optical and physically tangible." Read the whole review here, East Bay Express: Arts & Culture. The review appeared on July 1, 2009.

A 15-year tableau of Squeak Carnwath's painting
Kenneth Baker, The San Francisco Chronicle's veteran Art critic, reviews Squeak's OMCA exhibition. While Baker conceeds early skepticism of Squeak's work, he firmly concludes that "the Oakland Museum's survey of the past 15 years of Carnwath's work makes a nearly irresistible case for its authenticity and substance." The review appeared on June 6, 2009.

Looking at Los Angeles: Squeak Carnwath's Unique Lexicon Channels the Universal
Lily Simonson reviews Squeak's solo exhibition at Peter Mendenhall Gallery in Los Angeles. Read the whole review here, Art: 21 Blog. The review appeared on December 10, 2009.

Mom is not to be Blamed
Read JD Beltran's blog entry about Squeak's exhibition at the OMCA, and view images of several paintings.

Squeak Carnwath: Imagination is the Mind's Freedom
Video from the exhibition "Squeak Carnwath: Painting Is No Ordinary Object". This presentation of Carnwath's work—the first organized by a major West Coast museum—includes more than 40 paintings not seen collectively since the artists last major exhibition, in 1994.

Squeak Carnwath: Painting is No Ordinary Object
Writer Charles Shere offers insight into Squeak's solo exhibition Painting is No Ordinary Object at The Oakland Museum of California. This review appeared on The Eastside View Blog on June 25, 2009.

Artist as Therapist: Squeak Carnwath at the Oakland Museum
Sho Sho Smith gives a quick review of Squeak's solo exhibition Painting is No Ordinary Object at The Oakland Museum of California from the perspective of an Oakland Health and Happiness Examiner. This review appeared online July 26, 2009.


'Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe'
An exhibit at Cuesta College relies on the power of association
Ashley Shellenbach discusses Squeak's recent exhibit at the Cuesta College Art Gallery. The article can be viewed at New Times SLO.


Bunnies, boring objects, and the guilt-free zone: Squeak Carnwath celebrates symbols, colors, and the transformative power of art
Wendy Edelstein discusses Squeak Carnwath's work in the UC Berkeley News. The article, published October 31 in the Berkeleyan Online and November 1 in the print edition, includes listings of current exhibitions where Squeak's work can be seen through 2009.


In Conversation: Squeak Carnwath with John Yau
Artseen Editor John Yau visits Squeak Carnwath in her studio in Oakland, CA, to discuss her show at Nielsen Gallery, Boston (October 21–November 25, 2006). Read their discussion in the November 2006 issue of the The Brooklyn Rail.

Lunch Break: A Conversation with Squeak Carnwath
Guided by Nick Stone, this discussion also includes Donald Farnsworth, Era Farnsworth and Gary Knecht. The conversation begins on page 3 of an online pdf file of Magnolia Editions Newsletter No. 9, July 2006.

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama
This is a multi-media art exhibition that brings together over 75 well-respected artists, representing more than 25 countries. For a list of the artists, images of work in the show, and current and future venues of the exhibition, visit The Missing Peace Project, The Dalai Lama Foundation.


Tour of Squeak Carnwath Artist’s Studio
A photographic tour, created in 2005 by John Annesley, can be found on the John Annesley Company's website.

The Personal Universal
A review by Petra Bilbeau of Squeak Carnwath’s solo exhibition at the Oakland Art Gallery, which begins “Oakland artist Squeak Carnwath is a mystery. During [the] opening reception for her October [2004] solo show at the Oakland Art Gallery, she remained camouflaged among the many visitors who were examining, discussing and pointing at her work….” The review continues in NYArts March/April 2005 Vol. 20, No. 3/4.


Olin Gallery to feature Squeak Carnwath
The Olin Gallery's new fall exhibit will be devoted to the work of Squeak Carnwath, an internationally known artist whose luminous canvases explore the patterns and rhythms of daily life. For more, see the Kenyon College Newsletter, October 2004.


Get Your Squeak On
A review by Carol Anne Welsh of a slide lecture in September 2003 at Washington University in St. Louis, MO that includes: “Squeak began her talk by confiding that she despised delivering these sorts of speeches and vowed never again to be convinced to talk in front of an audience for at least another ten years. She also implored those who desired to leave early to please do so, insisting that she would not be the least bit offended. Once comfortably drenched in darkness and decidedly in charge of the slide projector's magic-twonger, Squeak revealed very personal and interesting snippets of her life and her own unique process of making art.” For more personal and interesting snippets, see the September 29, 2003 issue of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878.


Advocate of the Unwatched Life: A Conversation with Squeak Carnwath
Squeak and Richard Whittaker discuss what it means to be an artist, pervasive trends in contemporary art and the place of art and the artist within our increasingly superficial society. The conversation includes pointed discussion of several works and touches upon Squeak’s personal approach to painting. This conversation was first published in 1993 in TSA #6; it was republished in 1998 and is available in its entirety in the online version of the journal, Works + Conversations Issue #1.


Art in Review
Roberta Smith reviews Squeak's 1996 solo at David Beitzel Gallery in New York published in The New York Times, May 31, 1996.

Squeak Carnwath at David Beitzel
“The buttery surfaces of this artist's work are something to see. As for the words painted into them… they dare expression another artist would shun, fearing to look foolish.” Read David Frankel’s review of Squeak's [1996] solo exhibition at David Beitzel Gallery in New York. This review was published in ArtForum, October 1996.