Cherie Raciti has lived and worked in San Francisco for many years. Her early site-specific installations in the San Francisco Redevelopment Area were included in Thomas Albright’s, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 – 1980 and the Smithsonian Archives. Raciti’s mixed-media paintings and wall constructions were shown in many solo and invitational group exhibitions in galleries, museums and alternative spaces in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Her work was also included in the Whitney Museum’s Biennial. In 1998 The Mills College Museum presented a fifteen-year survey of her paintings and sculpture.
She was a recipient of the Eureka Fellowship awarded by the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Adaline Kent Award from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Juror’s Award from ArtAdia (San Francisco, Chicago and New York). She has had artists’ residencies at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY, The Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
Raciti is a Professor of Art Emerita. at San Francisco State University where she taught painting in the Art Department.