Yvonne Cavanagh was born in Bakersfield, CA in 1978. A native of Kern County, Yvonne earned a BA in art with an emphasis in ceramics from San Francisco State University in 2003 and an MA in education from the University of La Verne in 2010. Cavanagh co-owned Surface Gallery from 2008-2010 where she represented nationally-emerging artists. In 2011, she was awarded a Beautiful Bakersfield Award by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce in the Arts Individual category for her outstanding contributions to the Kern County art community. Yvonne’s solo museum exhibition will open at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on September 13th, 2018 and will run through January 2019.