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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:


Johnna Arnold — Faculty | Photography

See Johnna Arnold’s work in her solo exhibition at Sarah Shepard Gallery in Larkspur, CA, entitled From Inside This Earth, on view through June 1.

Clark Buckner — Faculty | Liberal Arts

Check out Clark Buckner’s curatorial work at Telematic in If AI Were Cephalopod, featuring 0rphan Drift (Ranu Mukherjee and Maggie Roberts), on view through June 8.

Charles Hobson — Professor Emeritus | Printmaking

See Charles Hobson’s work at the Legion of Honor in Small Inventions: The Artist’s Books of Charles Hobson, on view through July 14.

Frances McCormack — Professor Emeritus | Painting

See Frances McCormack’s work in the group exhibition Sonoma Modern | Contemporary, on view through June 16 at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

Kal Spelletich — Faculty | Sculpture/Ceramics

Book an appointment to see Kal Spelletich’s work in Molecular Vibrations of the Radiant Body, on view through May 31 at the Recology SF Transfer Station.

Taravat Talepasand — Faculty + Interim Painting Department Chair | Painting

See Taravat Talepasand’s work in the group exhibition EPOCH, on view through May 31 at Gallery 16.

Lindsey White — Faculty + Photography Department Chair | Photography

On view at Casemore Kirkeby through May 26, see Lindsey White’s work in the group exhibition Handless Operative.

Wanxin Zhang — Faculty | Sculpture/Ceramics

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




Maria Elena González — Faculty + Sculpture/Ceramics Department Chair | Sculpture/Ceramics/New Genres

If you’re in Chicago, see Maria Elena González’s work in the group exhibition About Face: Stonewall, Revolt, and New Queer Art, on view through July 20 at Wrightwood 659.




Miah Jeffra — Faculty | Liberal Arts

Get your copy of Foglifter—a magazine co-founded by Miah Jeffra and nominated for the Outstanding Literary LGBTQ Anthology at the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony.

Danielle Lawrence — Faculty | Painting + Drawing

Congratulations to Danielle Lawrence, who was selected for the 2019 Golden Foundation Artists in Residence Program in New Berlin, NY.



(1) Taravat Talepasand, White Div I, II, III (installation view), 2019; featured in the exhibition EPOCH, Gallery 16, San Francisco.

(2) Lindsey White, Man Plow, 2019, Archival pigment; featured in the exhibition Handless Operative at Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco.

(3) Danielle Lawrence, Crossdresser (Herstory), 2017, Oil, chalk, paint, and paper clay on canvas. © Danielle Lawrence.

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