25 May 2019

Fighting patriarchy with art

Twenty-four-year-old former SF State student Mike Texada is a thriving fashion designer, painter and writer. His multifaceted talents are rooted in his upbringing in Oakland and he’s constructed a world

07 May 2019

Alumna volunteers to help sell refugee art

    International Thanks to a nation-wide organization, refugees are sharing their artwork with U.S. consumers. Love Without Borders is a non-profit organization that showcases and sells art made by

12 Feb 2019

Oscar Showcase Tour to premier animated films in Coppola Theater

The Oscar Showcase Tour is going to premier national and international animator talent at a film showing in Coppola Theater in the Fine Arts Building at 7:30 p.m. today. Small

12 Feb 2019

MFA students explore human condition, melancholy through ‘Laughter and Tears’

Glittery bananas and poop-shaped ceramics were among the whimsical art on display at the “Laughter and Tears” art exhibition. The “Laughter and Tears” exhibition opened Friday night at Embark Gallery,

12 Oct 2018

San Francisco public art ordinance puts more women on pedestals

San Francisco is well known for its remarkable public art, but out of the city’s 87 public statues, just three represent women, according to Smithsonian News. Back in 2017, then-City

26 Sep 2018

SF State professor’s permanent art installation debuts in Chinatown

A vision that began over eight years ago by the Broadway Chinatown Streetscape Improvement to enhance pedestrian conditions along Broadway near Columbus Avenue has recently revealed a series of vibrant

26 Sep 2018

“All Together Now” celebrates community and collaboration in Fine Arts Gallery

Artists and members of the public and the SF State art community gathered at the “All Together Now” art exhibition’s debut in the Fine Arts Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 22, where

17 Sep 2018

Global Museum foreshadows major exhibit

Tucked away within the Fine Arts Building is a mini-museum that will soon transport students to ancient Egypt, allow them to interact with a magic story board, and invite them

10 May 2018

Art display addresses the importance of student mental health services

The California Faculty Association is advocating the importance of mental health on California State University campuses with a traveling art display called Tissues for Issues. Throughout the month of May,

13 Dec 2017

Black Lives Chatter

“When we say black, what does that mean?” Jarrel Phillips, artist and curator, asked himself that question in order to assemble his latest exhibit. “I Am San Francisco: Black Past

05 Dec 2017

Experimental College creates fundraiser for Syrian refugees

by Roxanne Hernandez, Garrett Bergthold, Bryan Ramirez Students from SF State’s Experimental College produced an art gallery fundraiser on campus for the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Monday Dec. 4, 2017.

29 Nov 2017

Local artists share passions in pursuit of building community

One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word “collective” is “involving all members of a group as distinct from its individuals.” There may as well be a picture of Macro Waves

09 Nov 2017

Distortion and fuzz cause a buzz

Reverb and delay pave the way for the latest exhibit at the SF State Design Gallery, located on the first floor of the Fine Arts building. Pedal Culture held its

24 Oct 2017

Local artist collective spotlights importance of mental health

Mental health and the excessive use of technology are discussed in the latest exhibit at SF State’s  Associated Students’ art gallery. Macro Waves, an artist collective based in Oakland, held

23 Oct 2017

Art, dance and food fill Filipino festival

On Friday night San Franciscans gathered in the South of Market District to enjoy the Filipino Night Market Festival, which is a monthly ongoing festival that showcases art, music and

16 Oct 2017

Two SF State students put together an art showcase to strengthen community

Art and activism were prevalent at a SF State student-curated show in the Mission District. Jules Retzlaff, a cinema major, and Lilith King-Smithson, an Africana studies and multimedia double major,

15 Oct 2017

Two blocks of art

On Friday, two blocks of Soma’s district held a block party showcasing multiple artists, dancers, and live performers. The showcase was filled with events ranging from a live Samba dance

12 Sep 2017

Gallery hosts queer conceptual art show

“Queer Virality” held its opening reception in the Associated Students Inc. art gallery on Friday, Sept. 8, which displayed conceptual art from several different artists. Renae Moua, the show’s curator,

17 May 2017

The Masters of Fine Art 2017

  After working vigorously hard on not just creating art pieces, but creating a thesis through their metamorphosing art pieces, for the past three years, SF State’s 2017 Masters of

03 May 2017

Graduating seniors display their artwork for the final time at SF State in a split exhibit

Art students and supporters bounced back and forth between the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center and the Martin Wong Gallery in the Fine Arts

15 Apr 2017

SF State Wind Ensemble welcomes diversity

The SF State Wind Ensemble debuted “Into the forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire & Oil,” on March 14, 2017 at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The

08 Mar 2017

Local artist pays tribute to students lost in Ghost Ship fire

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Michela Gregory’s birthday as May 14. The article has since been corrected. The famous Clarion Alley in the Mission District is

28 Feb 2017

Students and members of B.R.U.H. gather to celebrate Black History Month with open mic and art gallery

SF State’s Black Residents United in Housing used music, spoken-word performances and art to unite people in celebration of Black History Month. B.R.U.H. hosted the open mic and art gallery

22 Feb 2017

“Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back” provokes viewers to look forward

SF State’s Fine Arts Gallery held a reception on Saturday for the opening of its new exhibit “Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back,” which features art with a contemporary Middle

08 Feb 2017

Temporary studio space offered in ASI art gallery

Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at

25 Jan 2017

Students spark discussion on structural violence in self-built art exhibit

Personal moments and intriguing faces were displayed along the walls of the student-built art exhibit “Potential,” which was held at popular Oakland art venue The Flight Deck, on the first

13 Dec 2016

Threatened creative spaces are a haven for underrepresented artists

One of the enduring thoughts  I will take away from this semester is that art is not only a powerful vessel of self-expression, but a tool of representation for a

26 Apr 2016

MFA Art Grads Showcase Latest Works

Shannon Abac’s biomorphic ceramic sculptures, dripping in glossy color, mingle with nearby woven textiles by Kimberly Arteche, depicting deliberate, close crops of pixelated photographs in muted, warm tones. Leah Virsik’s suspended forest of

29 Mar 2016

Frida Kahlo would hate your Frida Kahlo shirt

I spotted it from across the room and immediately hurried my pace. Gingerly hung in the cold, dead space of a stark, white room in the Museum of Modern Art

09 Mar 2016

Queer and trans women of color are central focus of new Castro art exhibit

“Sisterhood is Powerful!” read the brightly colored poster that greeted guests at the GLBT History Museum. A new exhibit titled “Feminists to Feministas: Women of Color in Prints and Posters” opened March 4 at the

08 Mar 2016

Clinic empowers the Mission District community with new mural and free healthcare

Before Yakira Teitel was a medical student at UC San Francisco, she was a muralist. When she started volunteering at Clínica Martín-Baró, she wanted to do something that combined her

25 Feb 2016

Photography book revisits the Philippine Revolution

Pulitzer Prize winner and SF State assistant professor of photojournalism Kim Komenich celebrated the release of his book “Revolution Revisited” with a photography exhibition and book signing Tuesday at Leica

23 Feb 2016

Faculty showcase personal stories through artwork in student-run exhibit

The Fine Arts Gallery was bustling Tuesday night, with faculty and student conversations echoing throughout the large room. The white walls were well-lit, highlighting the faculty members’ artwork while students

23 Feb 2016

Design gallery expects to offer innovative exhibitions

SF State began construction on a 2,000-square-foot design gallery over winter break on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The gallery, set to open Fall 2016, is part

09 Feb 2016

Increased fees bittersweet for art department

SF State’s art department made its first major increases to instructional materials fees in 20 years this spring, forcing returning studio art majors to pay double or even triple the fee

03 Feb 2016

New art exhibit commemorates resistance of Filipino people

The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power