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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:


Rhiannon Alpers — Faculty | Printmaking

Illustrious bookmaker Rhiannon Alpers will be showing work at Long Live the Book! Contemporary Bookbinding as Art and Craft through May 4 at the American Bookbinders Museum.  

Clark Buckner — Faculty | Sculpture + MFA Programs

Check out Clark’s curatorial work at Telematic in Black Cherry Locusts with Sterile Fudge Swirl (Porpetine Charity Heartscape), on view through March 16. 

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.

Charles Hobson — Professor Emeritus | Printmaking

See SFAI Professor Emeritus Charles Hobson’s work on view at the Legion of Honor in Small Inventions: The Artist’s Books of Charles Hobson. The exhibition will run through June 30. 

Mads Lynnerup — Faculty | New Genres

See Introspections, the series of five short videos satirizing key moments in the history of American TV and social media curated by video and performance artist Mads Lynnerup, through May 4 at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. 

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 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. 



Mads Lynnerup — Faculty | New Genres

See Mads Lynnerup’s work in Now Playing: Video 1999–2019, on view at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary art through May 19. 


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 Portland, check out Maria Elena González’s work in Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, on view at the Portland Museum of Art through May 5.


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.



Mads Lynnerup — Faculty | New Genres

If you find yourself in Denmark this winter, see Mads Lynnerup’s work in the FOKUS 2019 festival, on view at Nikolaj Kunsthal and at various institutions throughout the Copenhagen Cultural District through March 31. 




1. Whitney Lynn, Not Seeing is a Flower, 2019. Installation at the San Diego International Airport. 

2. Cait Peterson, work on view in The UnMonumental exhibition at Incline Gallery, 2019. 

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