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At SFAI, faculty and staff members are artists too! Faculty and staff shows are a great way for students to connect with the wider community of SFAI-affiliated artists across the globe. Here’s a glimpse of what SFAI faculty and staff are up to this month:


Clark Buckner — Faculty | Sculpture + MFA Programs

Check out Clark’s curatorial work at Telematic in “Eternal Boy Playground.” The experimental media art by the Anxious to Make art collective will be on view through February 2. 

Maria Elena González — Faculty | Sculpture + New Genres

On view at Mills College Art Museum in Oakland January 23–March 17, see the culmination of ten year’s of Maria Elena González’s work in the solo exhibition Tree Talk

Cait Petersen (MFA 2016)—Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions + Kat Trataris (MFA 2016)—Manager of Exhibitions, Public Programs & Partnerships

Come see the work of SFAI alumni-turned-staff in Incline Gallery’s group exhibition, The UnMonumental, on view January 25th–March 1st. 

Taravat Talepasand — Faculty | Painting

You can see Taravat’s work in the 2019 Untitled Art Fair the weekend of January 18–20, or on view at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts alongside the work of SFAI alumni as part of Bay Area Now 8 (Survey Exhibition), on view through March.

Wanxin Zhang — Instructor | Sculpture

See Wanxin Zhang’s work in Richard Shaw and Wanxin Zhang, on view at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art from January 19–April 7. If you’re in the south bay, look for Wanxin Zhang’s work on view at Santa Clara University through January 11 in Richard Shaw and Wanxin Zhang: Cultural Conversations in Bay Area Clay.



Whitney Lynn — Faculty | New Genres

If you find yourself in the San Diego International Airport, be sure to look for Whitney Lynn’s Not Seeing Is A Flower, on view through March, 2019.


Timothy Berry — Chair | Printmaking

View Timothy Berry’s work in Anthropocenic: Art about the Natural World in the Human Era (Group Exhibition), on view at Bates College Museum of Art through March 23.


Maria Elena González — Faculty | Sculpture + New Genres

If you’re in Miami, check out Maria Elena González’s work in Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, on view at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum through January 13.


J. John Priola — Director | Low-Residency MFA Program

From January 31 to February 23, you can catch J. John Priola’s work on view at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the group exhibition, Contemporary Portraiture


Tony Labat — Director | MFA Program

Through January 15, stop by Studio im Hochhaus in Berlin, Germany to see Tony Labat’s work in Radikal Amerika.


Tony Labat — Director | MFA Program

If you can’t make it to Germany but find yourself in Cuba between December 15 and January 19, swing by Figueroa-Vives Estudio in the Embassy of Norway to see Tony Labat’s work in Hialeah Still Life.


1. Wanxin Zhang, Unbelievable Promise, 2014. 

2. GIF: (1) Wanxin Zhang, Unbelievable Promise, 2014; (2) Maria Elena Gonzålez, Bark Framed #5, 2012; (3) © J. John Priola, Bruce Conner Hands #4, 2016. 2. FOG Design + Art Fair, 2019. 3. Irene Pijoan, Cutting From A Gradual (detail).

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