When I Remember I See Red

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: Fine Arts Building, Fine Arts Gallery
Montano A is for Apple

This exhibition is the first historical survey of California-based modern and contemporary Native American art. When I Remember I See Red shows how contemporary Native American artists in California are reclaiming their identity and culture through provocative work that emphasizes the paradox of living in contradictory worlds, environmental issues, a commitment to remembering and more. Gallery hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reception: September 17, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., featuring a performance by the Sweetwater Singers and a Muekma Ohlone welcome by Vincent Medina. Free.


  • Rick Bartow
  • Bob Benson
  • George Blake
  • Charley Burns
  • Richard Bluecloud Castaneda
  • Dalbert Castro
  • Kevin Cata (Mooshka)
  • Gerald Clarke
  • Spencer Keeton Cunningham
  • Frank Day
  • Lewis deSoto
  • Mercedes Dorame
  • Harry Fonseca
  • Jaque Fragua
  • R.C. Gorman
  • Patrick Swazo Hinds
  • Jean LaMarr
  • Frank LaPena
  • James Luna
  • L. Frank Manriquez
  • Richard Mayhew
  • Leatrice Mikkelsen
  • Geri Montano
  • Rye Purvis
  • Wendy Red Star
  • Lyn Risling
  • Catherine Nelson Rodriguez
  • Fritz Scholder
  • Camille Seaman
  • Rabbett Strickland
  • Brian D. Tripp
  • Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie
  • Franklin Tuttle
  • Frohawk Two-Feathers
  • Joe Waano-Gano

Gallery Conversations

The exhibition is supported by the SF State Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund and a generous grant from Dr. Loren Lipson. Support for California-born artists is provided by the Artadia James D. Phelan Award in the Visual Arts from the San Francisco Foundation.

Press release

When I Remember I See Red: Reclaiming Native American identity in SF State exhibit, August 5, 2016

Image: A is for Apple, I is Not for Indian by Geri Montano. Courtesy of the artist.

E-mail: gallery@sfsu.edu