Chris M. Barragan uses the universal language of art to both express himself and to reach his community. Art has always inspired him through positive thought, and so his work focuses on providing that same inspiration for his viewers. He continues to challenge himself artistically by delving into many different art processes including color pencil, [...]
Nico Berry’s cultural perspective is shaped by his encounters with hip-hop, skateboarding, and urban youth culture while growing up on the South Side of Chicago. Over the years he has also become interested in exploring the role of culture, community, class, and religion, especially in the context of urban life. Aesthetically, Nico’s prolific experience in graphic design is extremely evident. Lettering, patterns, and the appropriation of pop and religious symbolism dominate his work. The media he works with include spray-paint, collage, sculptural elements, and acrylic paints as well as digital designing.
Blake, aka Satyr1, is a Bay Area native with a BFA in illustration and an illustrious background with graffiti murals. His distinctively polished graffiti-style murals can be seen all over San Francisco and the East Bay and can be recognized by their engaging narratives and site-specific references.
Jonathan Brumfield activates his community via his public artworks and the skills he teaches to local youth. Graffiti art has provided Jonathan with a vehicle to promote social change, cultural education, and community empowerment, and Jonathan seeks to instill that same agency in others. He sees his visual art skills as a tool for liberation and a means of giving a voice to the voiceless.
Kristine Brandt is a fine art illustrator who works with oils, pastels, graphite and digital illustration. She recently traveled to Florence, Italy where she received classical art training. She participated in UCSF’s Winter 2010 Serenity Show.
Marcial Cabada, Jr., aka “Machy,” was born to migrant farm workers in Yuma, Arizona. Machy has been painting and drawing a mix of urban hip hop graffiti art since elementary school. His influences include his father who was an artist as well and popular Chicano iconography, including religious images, Day of the Dead art, hot rods and cars.
As an artist Max Ehrman, aka Eon75, has been painting for over thirteen years, creating graffiti murals throughout Europe and North American. Currently, Eon75 has presented Canvas work in four different countries and has personally organized three art shows in Naples, Florida with the Journeyman Gallery.
Like many artists, Bryana Fleming is a product of her surroundings. Growing up in a household that place a high value on art, Bryana was encouraged to follow her creative passions. She credits her mother and father for directing her towards a life as an artist and for giving her first drawing lessons. She attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and graduated with high honors and was the in-store artist at Trader Joe’s in Emeryville from 2002 to 2005.
Fresh Paint, a San Francisco Mural painting crew aims to defy assumptions of what is possible with a spray can. The group is comprised of and collaborates with some of the best aerosol painters from the Bay Area and beyond, creating innovative murals in San Francisco. Concepts vary in aesthetic tone from photorealistic to illustrative, [...]
When creating public works that must by definition meet the standards of others, Vera Gordeev-Lowdermilk possesses the unique ability to trust her strong artistic intuition. It is this dedication to her own purity of vision that gives her murals their rich accessibility and beauty. Her paintings use ordinary wall space as windows into to fantastic [...]
Katya Khan has always sought to engage her community creatively, whether through designing, teaching, or mural painting. In her mural projects especially, Katya values the input of others to ensure the creation of a piece that resonates with the public. Katya has painted significant murals in San Francisco, San Diego, and Russia.
Jet Martinez is a mural artist residing in San Francisco who has over fifteen years experience painting public murals. His work can be seen throughout San Francisco, as well as New York City, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose and Arizona. He has also completed projects in Oaxaca, Mexico, Florianopolis, Brazil and Zurich, Switzerland. His corporate clients include Wynn Casinos, PF Chang Restaurants, Dolby Industries, hotels, and various private clients. His public works have been written about in various books, publications and online articles.
Jill McLennan does it all! She draws, paints and builds sets. Her work includes traditional oil paintings on canvas using sketches, direct observation and or photographs. Trained in traditional oil painting techniques, Jill claims drawing and her use of color as her areas of expertise. While expanding her repertoire, she developed her own distinct encaustic painting style, which has allowed her to combine photography, drawing, painting, and object collecting into a new work of art on or in various surfaces.
Leanne C. Miller has lived in San Francisco for ten years. She graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Since then, she has been making and showing her work around San Francisco and New York. Recently, she completed a mural for the San Francisco Arts Commission and will be in the winter, spring, and summer issues of Studio Visit Magazine. She is currently working on a 130-foot long mural for Urbanshare.org.
Irubiel Moreno’s murals captivate and inform. Their rich colors and unique style give them an instantaneous allure with complex layers of information embedded within them. Irubiel’s goal with his paintings is to inform young people of the difference between vandalism and positive public murals. He hopes that young people, provided with access to high quality [...]