Fine Arts Gallery {Department of Art}

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Exhibitions

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 25 - May 15, 2015
Emerging, prolific artists present new work in photography, sculpture, new practices, painting, conceptual and information arts...

Discovering University Collections

Feb 21 - Mar 19, 2015
This exhibition will feature works from the various collections across the SF State campus, including the Print Archive, J. Paul...

Self-portrait of Leo D. Stillwell

27th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition

Nov 12 - Dec 4, 2014
Juried by their peers, this 27th annual exhibition features students’ latest work in video, photography, textiles, metal arts,...

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Opening Day Festival

Sep 28, 2014
Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity at our second annual Opening Day Festival, showcasing the best from the College of...

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Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950s - Present

Sep 20 - Oct 16, 2014
This show surveys collage practices in the Bay Area, including related practices of decollage, assemblage, photomontage and...

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Shenny Cruces: Keys

Jul 28 - Jan 5, 2014
Artist Shenny Cruces received her Master of Fine Arts from SF State in 2011. Since that time she has taught and exhibited widely...

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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 26 - May 24, 2014
Emerging, prolific artists present new work in photography, sculpture, new practices, painting, conceptual and information arts...

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Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora

Mar 12, 2014
Pairing image and text, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora (...

Detail of Double Happiness print by Imin Yeh

Progressive Proof: Innovative Prints from the Pacific Rim

Feb 22 - Mar 27, 2014
This exhibition brings together nine women artists whose work in printmaking transcends the two-dimensional. Using paper, but...

Seaweed image by Josie Iselin

Josie Iselin: An Ocean Garden

Jan 27 - Jul 1, 2014
In this exhibition and her latest book, artist and avid beachcomber Josie Iselin celebrates the unexpected beauty of seaweed, an...

Self-portrait of Leo D. Stillwell

26th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition

Nov 12 - Dec 5, 2013
Juried by their peers, this 26th annual exhibition features students’ latest work in video, photography, textiles, metal arts,...

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Dipti Desai: The Cartography of Asian and Asian Diasporic Art Activism

Oct 15, 2013
New York University Professor Dipti Desai presents a lecture. Independent curator Anuradha Vikram will serve as discussant. Women...

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John Windle and Thomas Ingmire in conversation

Oct 3, 2013
Thomas Ingmire, among the best known calligrapher in the United States, and John Windle, an antiquarian book dealer who...

Rainbowing Children's Picture Books Through Textual and Visual Interactions

Oct 1, 2013
Susan Shimanoff, associate dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts, leads a panel discussion on LGBTQ references in...

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Creative State Opening Day

Sep 29, 2013
This first-ever campus arts festival showcases the best of SF State, ranging from San Francisco's longest running chamber...

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Artist Lecture Series: Jason Jägel

Sep 26, 2013
San Francisco-based, award-winning artist Jason Jägel discusses his work and its relationship with text, including his two...

The Illuminated Library poster with artwork by Nina Katchadourian

The Illuminated Library curated by Sharon Bliss with the Fine Arts Gallery

Sep 21 - Oct 17, 2013
Artists and books have a long-standing relationship, from the earliest "illuminations" -- exquisite drawings that...

BOOKsmART

Aug 19 - Dec 20, 2013
This exhibition uses works from the J. Paul Leonard Library and its special collections to further the theme of art and...

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Toru Sugita: Bay Area Lines and Shadows

Aug 13 - Jan 15, 2013
Toru Sugita shows four prints of urban Bay Area landscapes. Originally from Japan, Sugita shows his prints and paintings...

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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 27 - May 25, 2013
Emerging, prolific artists present new work in photography, sculpture, new practices, painting, conceptual and information arts...

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The Moment for Ink

Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2013
This exhibition of historical and contemporary ink painting in America reminds us that Asian culture has important international...

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Bren Ahearn: An Early Sampling

Feb 1 - Aug 1, 2013
Textile works by Bren Ahearn (Master of Fine Arts, Art, '10) stitch together in the form of Scrabble pieces. His recent work...

Leo D. Stillwell self-portrait

25th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition

Nov 13 - Dec 6, 2012
Stillwell juried undergraduate and second-year Master of Fine Arts student exhibition. Opening reception: November 13, 4-6pm

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SF State Art Department Faculty Exhibition 2012

Sep 25 - Oct 18, 2012
Celebrating the work of Art Department faculty.

2012 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition brochure cover

2012 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 21 - May 11, 2012
Artists: A. Culley, D. Herrera, N. Hodgson, P. Moran, K. Namura, b. ocallaghan, J. Perkins-Lewis, K. Snyder, and M. Thompson.

SmART Space poster

SmARTspace

Feb 21 - Mar 15, 2012
An interactive exhibit at the intersection of art and technology.

Flyer for 24th Annual Stillwell

24th Annual Stillwell Student Exhibition

Nov 8 - Dec 1, 2011
Stillwell Juried Undergraduate and 2nd Year MFA Student Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION: November 8, 2011 4-6pm

Video still from Bijli, Heart of a drag queen by Jaishri Abichandani, 2006

Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora

Sep 15 - Oct 15, 2011
Curated by Santhi Kavuri-Bauer

Detail of painting by Robert Garcia

2011 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 23 - May 12, 2011
Showcase of work by the class of 2011

Detail of The Trench

México: Política y Poética

Feb 17 - Mar 24, 2011
Modern and contemporary works on paper and animations

Detail from Goteborg Book Fair project

2010 Göteborg Book Fair: Focus on Africa

Sep 23 - Sep 26, 2010
Posters for the 2010 Göteborg Book Fair, designed by students from the Community Arts Workshops.

Detail from Out of Order Exhibition

Out of Order

Sep 18 - Oct 14, 2010
Geometric systems in contemporary bay area art

Detail from Depth of Surface Exhibition

Depth of Surface

Feb 27 - Mar 25, 2010

Detail from Cartographic Imagination

Cartographic Imagination

Sep 19 - Oct 15, 2009
Mapping in Contemporary California Art and An Atlas of Radical Cartography

Detail from 2009 Stillwell Exhibition

19th Annual Stillwell Student Show

Feb 24 - Mar 19, 2009

Detail from 2008 Faculty Exhibition

Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Sep 23 - Nov 8, 2008

Detail from 2008 MFA Graduate Exhibition

2008 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 12 - May 15, 2008
2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Detail from CRIMINAL: Art and Criminal Justice in America Exhibition

CRIMINAL: Art and Criminal Justice in America

Feb 16 - Mar 15, 2008
Exhibition of works exploring imprisonment in the United States and the expense of the human experience through art.

Detail From 18th Annual Stillwell Exhibition

18th Annual Stillwell Student Art Show

Nov 13 - Dec 11, 2007
18th Annual Stillwell Student Art Show and MFA Exhibition

Detail from 2007 MFA

2007 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 21 - May 16, 2007
2007 MFA Graduate student art exhibition.

Detail from Witness to War Exhibition

Witness to War: Revisiting Vietnam in Contemporary Art

Feb 17 - Mar 15, 2007
Exhibit of contemporary art from North American and Vietnamese artists.

Detail from 17th Annual Stillwell Juried Graduate and Undergraduate Exhibition

2006 17th Annual Stillwell Juried Graduate and Undergraduate Exhibition

Nov 14 - Dec 7, 2006
Fall 2006 graduate and undergraduate student exhibition.

Detail from Cali/Graffi Exhibition

Cali/Graffi

Sep 23 - Oct 19, 2006
Showcase of twelve artists for whom calligraphy is central to their artistic exploration.

Detail from Bent Exhibition

BENT: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Scandinavian Art

Feb 11 - Mar 16, 2006
Exhibition of contemporary Scandinavian artists exploring gender and sexuality in art.

Detail from ECO Exhibition

ECO: Art About the Environment

Sep 17 - Oct 15, 2005
An art exhibition of works inspired to provoke environmental awareness.

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Afrocuba

Feb 26 - Mar 30, 2005

Detail from 2-1/2 Exhibition

2-1/2: Art at the Corner of Two and Three Dimensions

Sep 18 - Oct 14, 2004
Artists explore painting and sculpture creating both two and three-dimensional forms.

Detail from 2004 MFA Graduate Exhibition

2004 MFA GRADUATE EXHIBITION

Apr 24 - May 19, 2004
Annual MFA Graduate student show.

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Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Feb 24 - Mar 18, 2004
An exhibit of art works by faculty of SFSU's Art Department.

Carpenter by Emmy Lou Packard

At Work: The Art of California Labor

Sep 6 - Oct 11, 2003
The artists and images of California’s turbulent 20th century labor movement

Detail from 2003 MFA

2003 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 19 - May 15, 2003
Spring 2003 Graduate student art exhibition.

Detail From Hybrid Exhibition

Hybrid: Digital/Analog Printmaking

Feb 22 - Mar 27, 2003
Exhibition by contemporary artists working in new technologies of printmaking.

Detail from The Erotic Life of Clay Exhibiton

The Erotic Life of Clay

Sep 22 - Oct 17, 2002
A group exhibition of contemporary and historic ceramics

Detail from 2002 Spring MFA Thesis Exhibition

2002 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 20 - May 17, 2002
Exhibit of original works by ten MFA graduates.

Detail from Co-lab Exhibition

Co-Lab: New Generations, Creative Partnerships in Art & Learning

Feb 25 - Mar 21, 2002
Exhibition featuring collaborative works by contemporary Bay Area artists and San Francisco youth.

Detail from Conceptual Color Exhibition

Conceptual Color: In Albers' Afterimage

Sep 22 - Oct 18, 2001
New works by 12 contemporary artists reflecting the conceptual use of color and influence of German-born artists, Josef Albers.

Detail from 2001 Spring MFA Thesis Exhibition

2001 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 21 - May 18, 2001
Art exhibition showcasing new works by eight MFA graduates.

Detail from Storytellers Exhibition.

Storytellers: The Figure in Time and Space

Feb 25 - Mar 22, 2001
Group show by artists working in figurative tradition of art.

Detail from Spring 2000 MFA Thesis Exhibition

2000 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 29 - May 20, 2000
An exhibition featuring new original works by MFA graduates.

Detail from Chang Dai-chien in California Exhibition

Chang Dai-chien in California

Sep 26 - Nov 20, 1999
An exhibition featuring over 40 works by acclaimed Chinese artist Chang Dai-chien.

Detail from 1999 MFA Thesis Exhibition

1999 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 17 - May 19, 1999
Spring 1999 MFA graduate student showcase.

Detail from Metaphor/Commentaries: Artists from Cuba Exhibition

Metaphor/Commentaries: Artists from Cuba

Feb 21 - Mar 24, 1999
Mixed-media works by contemporary Cuban artists.

Detail from Sino Ka?Ano Ka?

Sino Ka? Ano Ka?

Sep 20 - Oct 21, 1998
An exhibition of contemporary art by eight San Francisco Bay Area women on the Filipina American experience.

Detail from Unthinkable Tenderness: The Art of Human Rights

Unthinkable Tenderness: The Art of Human Rights

Feb 15 - Mar 21, 1998
A moving exhibition of artists engaging the viewer on the subject of human rights.

Detail from Fabric of Life Exhibition

Fabric of Life: 150 Years of Northern California Fiber Art History

Sep 21 - Oct 18, 1997
Retrospective of Northern California Fiber Art.

Detail from 1997 MFA Exhibition

1997 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 26 - May 23, 1997
Group exhibit showcasing original art works by nine MFA graduate students.

Detail from John Gutmann: Parallels in Focus

John Gutmann: Parallels in Focus

Feb 23 - Mar 31, 1997
Exhibition showcasing artwork by SFSU's Photography Program founder John Gutmann.

Detail from Crossing Boundaries Exhibition

Crossing Boundaries: Belfast Contemporary Art from Northern Ireland

Sep 23 - Oct 17, 1996
Showcase of contemporary art from Belfast, Ireland.

Detail from Spring 1996 MFA Thesis Exhibition

1996 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 20 - May 26, 1996
Exhibition of original works by eight MFA graduates.

Detail from Rapture Exhibition

Rapture

Feb 26 - Mar 21, 1996
A diverse group of artists exploring relationships between art, life, spirit, creativity and inspiration.

Detail from With New Eyes Exhibition

With New Eyes

Sep 24 - Oct 26, 1995
Survey of West Coast Asian American Art History featuring over 75 artists' works.

Detail from Spring 1995 MFA Thesis Exhibition

1995 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Apr 22 - May 27, 1995
Group exhibit of original works by six MFA graduates.

Detail from Post-Colonial California

Post-Colonial California

Feb 27 - Mar 23, 1995
Exhibition of works examining the multi-dimensional history and global relations of post-colonial California.

Detail from Black Power/Black Art Exhibition

Black Power/Black Art

Sep 19 - Oct 21, 1994
Retrospective of political works from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

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