The Royal NoneSuch Gallery is currently run by artists Elizabeth Bernstein and Carey Lin, it was started in 2009.
Elizabeth Bernstein is an artist, educator, and gallery director who lives in Oakland, CA. She received her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. In addition to being the Co-Director of Royal NoneSuch Gallery, she is visiting faculty in the photography department at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is a photographer whose work examines the visual language of our daily lives, and how it communicates our complex emotional and psychological landscape. Elizabeth has shown her work on the East Coast and in the Bay Area. Select exhibitions include Swarm Gallery in Oakland, Five Points Arthouse in San Francisco, and Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA.
Carey Lin earned her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago in 2007 and served as a Teaching Fellow in the UChicago Department of Visual Arts in 2008. Her work has been exhibited at Samsøn Projects (Boston), ZUGHAUS Gallery (Berkeley), the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Los Angeles), and DOVA Temporary (Chicago). She has participated in artist residencies at Ox-Bow (Saugatuck, MI) and at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). Originally from Florida, Carey now lives and works in San Francisco, where she coordinates fundraising events for the Exploratorium. She is the recipient of a 2011 Alternative Exposure grant from Southern Exposure for Stairwell's, a curatorial project with programs beginning spring 2012.
Carrie Hott was born in Fort Collins, CO, grew up in Phoenix, AZ, and currently lives in Oakland, CA. She received her B.F.A. from Arizona State University in 2003 and her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. Current projects involve preoccupations with natural and artificial light, blackouts, whales, and the human ability to understand all of the above and more. Hott works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, installation, printmaking, and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited most recently at and Adobe Books Backroom Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Cosign Projects in St. Louis, MO. In October 2010, Hott was an artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Art Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to co-directing the Royal NoneSuch Gallery, an alternative art and community event space in Oakland, Carrie currently works as the Program Manager at Kala Art Institute and has taught in the community education and undergraduate departments at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Kathleen Quillian received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. Since then, she has exhibited multimedia installations, "live cinema" performances and single channel videos in venues and festivals around the San Francisco Bay Area as well as nationally and internationally including Pacific Film Archive, the San Jose Museum of Art, SITE Santa Fe, Aurora Picture Show, Other Cinema and International Film Festival Rotterdam, among others. Along with her involvement in Royal Nonesuch Gallery, she is also a board member of Artists’ Television Access, a board member of San Francisco Cinematheque and a curator for the Temescal Street Cinema. She has served as a juror on panels for several Bay Area arts organizations including the San Francisco Film Society, Artists’ Television Access and Headlands Center for the Arts. By day, she works as the Membership and Communications Coordinator for Leonardo/ISAST.