The natural world is Kalani Engles' focus, as she embraces the unexpected vibrancy and shapes found within. She considers the geometry and pattern inherent in nature, and colors revealed in the understory. The angle made from the point of a thorn. The veins in a leaf. The interplay of diffused light and shadow beneath a canopy. Engles' paintings and prints have been part of solo exhibitions in California, Colorado, and France and her work is included in collections across the United States, including the National Museum of Women Archives in Washington, D.C. She studied under acclaimed artist Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell while at Stanford University.


"I try to surprise the viewer by highlighting aspects of nature that they may not recognize as real."

Gallery Exhibitions


1980 - 83     Department of Art, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

                  Advisor: Nathan Oliveira

1960           Associate of Arts Degree, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA



2022     Trees, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2021     Bella Flora, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2008     George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

             George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2006     Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2005     Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2002     Zyt Gallery, Los Altos, CA

2001     Sunflower, Bradford Campbell Gallery,San Francisco, CA

1999     Cross Roads, Bradford Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997     Spirit Gardens (collaboration), Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

1996     Place de l’Eglise (collaboration), Gif sur Yvette, France

1995     Inkfish Gallery, Denver, CO

1994     Inkfish Gallery, Denver, CO

            Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990     Inkfish Gallery, Denver, CO

            Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988     Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987     Stefani Spangenberg Gallery, Palo Alto, CA



2010    Resolutions and Dissolutions, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

           Place, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

2009   SBAWCA  20th Anniversary Show, The Object Gallery,San Jose, CA

2008   The Female Gaze, San Mateo County Art Commission, Redwood City, CA

2007    New Acquisitions, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR