January 20, 2013
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Ian Ross paints energy. In front of an audience on stage, in his San Francisco gallery, or in the warehouse at Facebook HQ, his work is alive. Ross works “without the burden of intention” and reacts to each moment with bold graffiti inspired forms and colors. Ross has developed his unique style for 20 years [...]
Alberto Ybarra’s art is about life experiences, difficult moments, powerful emotions and thought provoking taboo ideas. Most of his paintings are figurative narratives, which explore sexuality, spirituality, and human interaction. According to Alberto, “Art is a language. Painting is my primary language and it’s the best way I am able to communicate a story. It [...]
Locust was born in Michigan and currently lives in San Francisco where he is working toward a Ph.D. in philosophy and training to be a cage fighter. When he is not fighting or studying, he is painting something beautiful, or taking a nap. Anthony believes that if color can transform our consciousness, we should not [...]
Over the past decade, Casey Koerner has achieved several artistic goals. In addition to attaining technical proficiency within many artistic mediums, he has worked as an art teacher and has helped children and adults break through artistic blocks and unleash creativity. Casey’s major purpose with art is to continue to develop his skills creatively, share [...]
Adam Kidder (aka Lexus Roosevelt Jr.) was reared in the suburbs of D.C. and Virginia Beach. He was educated in the valleys of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Big (dirty) Apple. He has since lived many places with long stints in New York City and San Francisco and has shown his work across the [...]
Deirdre Weinberg approaches a public space with a sense of opportunity and responsibility, an opportunity to become absorbed in the possibilities that a particular space presents and a responsibility to act as a creative interpreter and conduit of a community’s truths, successes and hopes. Typically she spends time in the area near the wall, noticing [...]
Originally from Chicago, Michael Frank relocated to San Francisco in fall 2005. His main reason for the move was the creative energy around visual art. Michael works mostly with mixed media: spray paint, markers, house paint, acrylic, and other media. He works on building layers and leaving looseness in the final product. He has a [...]
Melanie Barreto believes in making art that brings bright laughter into the world. She feels that we live in a world consumed with hardships and only wishes to give her audience a break from whatever they may be dealing with, and for a moment, hopes to lift the viewer away to a place dreamed in [...]
M.K. Zoe Ani’s work ranges from representational to abstract landscapes. Her perspective is enriched by her Hawaiian and American Indian heritage. Her experience is one of a dichotomy of two cultures separated not only by a vast ocean, but also a mindset that is reflective of the dissemination of each indigenous group. She developed her [...]
Joseph Grooney is “a graffiti writer for life.” He changes his style with every piece, and everything in life directly influences what he paints. Graffiti art has been his addiction for the past fifteen years and he welcomes it everyday.