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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 23.

Art Hazelwood — Faculty | Printmaking

See the work of San Francisco Poster Syndicate! Silkscreen political posters by more than 30 local artists-activists at the Immigration Emergency: In Defense and Defiance Exhibition through April 21 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. 

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 July 14.

Kerry Laitala — Faculty | Film

Experimental video artist Kerry Laitala will be showing her work at the Ambient Dew Point Group Exhibition, on view through April 5, at the Art Ark Gallery, San Jose. Performances on March 22, from 7pm to 9pm. 

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.

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 24.

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. You can also see Wanxin Zhang’s work at the Museum of Craft and Design in Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey through July 14. 

Jordan Reznick — Faculty | Photography

On view at the Hubbell Street Galleries, through March 22, see Transecologiesthe collaborative exhibition that brings together the work of three transgender artists — Craig Calderwood, Nicki Green and Jordan Reznick — with trans scholar Mat Fournier, and traverses themes related to transecologies.



Cristóbal Martínez — Instructor | Art & Technology Department Chair 

If you’re in Southern California, check out the Postcommodity: It Exists in Many Forms, on view through April 21, at Miles C. Bates House in Palm Desert.


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 12.



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.


Mads Lynnerup — Faculty | New Genres

If you find yourself in Denmark this month, 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.


Robin Balliger — Associate Professor | Liberal Arts Department Chair

Robin Balliger will be holding a presentation on: “Painting Over Precarity: Community Public Art and the Optics of Dispossession, Gentrification, and Governance in West Oakland, CA” @ Urban Precarity Workshop. March 27 through 29, at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.


Miah Jeffra — Faculty | Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts faculty Miah Jeffra published a piece entitled “Babies” for the Spring 2019 Issue of The North American Review.



(1) Web Image for Postcommodity’s It Exists in Many Forms exhibition, Palm Desert, 2019. 

(2) Nicki Green, Morel Figure with Prosthesis, 2017. Glazed earthenware and felt. 37" x 22" x 21". Web image for Transecologies exhibition, San Francisco, 2019. 

(3) Timothy Berry, Black Rhinoceros, 2015, oil, aspahaltum, inkjet and acrylic pigment on Arches Heavyweight paper, 36 x 32 inches. 

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