In Session // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The first public showing of a motion picture took place in 1880 at an official San Francisco landmark that still hums in a hive of activity. Ansel Adams founded the first fine arts photography department in the country at the San Francisco Art Institute, where Annie Leibovitz began taking photos as a student. Count Ed Hardy, who opened the first custom tattoo shop in the U.S. and The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow as the first woman to win an Academy Award for Director, as alumnae.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 02, 2015
M. Lamar’s exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute is called Negrogothic, a title that only begins to hint at the power of this multi-media show, for which walls and ceiling have been painted black, the better to be swathed and imprisoned in a real reality show of dream and longing.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
Chris Trueman studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, graduating in 2003 with a dual degree in painting and digital media. Now based in Southern California, Trueman has exhibited around the world with an upcoming solo show, Beneath The Skin, at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles, opening March 8th.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We have an "unknown sources" on the ground and in the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute, taking some set-up and sneak peek photos from Energy That is All Around, a group show under the guise of Mission School featuring the works of Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, and Ruby Neri. The show opens this Thursday, September 12 at SFAI.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Chris Johanson will be taking part in San Francisco Art Institute's visiting artists and scholars’ lectures series tonight at 7:30. A veteran of the northern California punk/skate scene, Johanson has been creating visual images since he was a teenager. Admission is free and open to the public but space is limited, and advance registration is recommended.