a bi-monthly series of intimate conversations with diverse Bay Area artists in their studios
a series of intimate conversations with Bay Area artists in their studios
Desirée Holman is an accomplished interdisciplinary artist focused in the fields of expanded cinema, performance, public artworks as well as traditional gallery works.
See(d)Artist Series is proud to announce Desirée Holman as the first studio artist on Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2pm - 4pm. Holman presents two in-progress bodies of work: an expansive video project entitled The Third Place and a series of small scale, ceramic figurative sculptures.
Holman received a San Francisco Modern Museum of Art SECA award in 2008 and Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue award in 2007. From 2016-2017, Holman returned to SFMOMA as a fellow in the Film & Performance Department with a new works commission. Holman is internationally collected and exhibited and holds a Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works in Oakland, California.
Outer Space 10, 2014, acrylic on panel, 9" x 12"
Sophont in Action, live performance, 2018, Hong Kong
Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called LAND AND SEA with his wife.
Duncan shares his newest body of process-based artwork with SEE(d) on Saturday, January 26, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00pm at his North Oakland studio / performance space. Duncan sheds light into his time-intensive, chance-based process of aging fabric canvas out of doors, and then revealing the remnant of light / shadow in order to determine what hand gesture comes next. Click here to purchase tickets.
Duncan earned his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his Masters Degree in Art Practice from Stanford University. He lives and works in Oakland, CA and often performs under the moniker: OFFING.
Duncan's process of exposing fabric to the sun and elements on his rooftop in Oakland
Self Portrait with xxx
Marcela Pardo Ariza
Marcela Pardo Ariza explores the relationship of wry humor, queerness and representation through color sets and prop-like objects. Her photographs incorporate quotidian objects in seemingly absurd ways creating tableaux that mix recognizable elements with magical realism. Ariza is interested in the action of looking within the theatricality of “the set” and her visually provoking portraits seek to explore metaphors regarding race and gender.
Marcela Pardo Ariza (b. 1991 Bogotá, Colombia) is the recipient of the Tosa Studio Award 2017, a Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and a finalist for the 2017 San Francisco Artist Award. She received her BA from Earlham College, Richmond, IN in 2013 and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in 2016. Ariza lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
From the Series 'Apprehending Redness,' 2015
Marcela Pardo Ariza with American Paranoia, 2015–6. Archival inkjet print, 20" x 24"
Ilana Crispi is a San Francisco based artist with an interdisciplinary practice. She mixes traditional ceramic arts with local histories and geologies, food, dirt, and junk materials. Her site-specific installations invite engagement and investigate ideas of perception and the ways in which we experience our environments.
SEE(d) is excited to learn more about Crispi’s intriguing process of making art from the land and her process of excavating dirt from underneath her home in San Francisco’s Mission District. SEE(d) visits her Half Moon Bay studio—Saturday, May 11, 2019, 3:30 - 5:30pm.
Crispi has been the resident artist at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, Montalvo Arts Center, the de Young Museum, and Jiwar and Can Serrat in Spain. Her work has been shown at museums, galleries, and alternative sites nationally and internationally in Spain, Mexico and China. Crispi earned her BA from Brown University and holds an MFA from Mills College. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at San Francisco State University and resides in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Mission Dirt Table, 2018
Mission soil fired line blends, 2018
Ilana Crispi, Mission soil processing into line blends
Rodney Ewing is a visual artist based in San Francisco, CA. Ewing’s drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. With his work he is pursuing a narrative that requires us to be present and intimate.
“As an artist, it is more important to create a platform that moves us past alliances, and begins a dialogue that informs, questions, and in some cases even satires our divisive issues. Without this type of introspection, we are in danger of having apathy rule our senses,” Ewing states.
SEE(d) looks forward to a lively discussion in Ewing’s studio to explore the states required to reexamine our human interactions and cultural conditioning on Saturday, July 13, 3:30 - 5:30pm.
Ewing’s work has been exhibited at Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; and in San Francisco, CA at Root Division, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, Alter Space Gallery, and Ictus Projects. He was an Artist-in-Residence at Recology and the De Young Museum of Fine Arts both in San Francisco. Ewing received his BFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University and his MFA in Printmaking West Virginia University.
17 Seconds of Black installation
Rodney Ewing in the studio
Portals, Silkscreen on 4 Repurposed Doors: each door 8' x 4', 2015
Deborah Oropallo is a painter and video artist, working with web-based imagery and digital media. Oropallo worked as a traditional painter until 2000, when technology slowly entered the work. She incorporates her own photography in addition to digital media, exploring what is currently in the news or surrounds her on her family farm in Northern California.
Oropallo has shown her work at The Whitney Biennial NY, The Corcoran Gallery Biennial, Washington DC, SF Museum of Modern Art. Selected Solo shows include the De Young Museum SF, Palm Desert Museum, Boise Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art. Most recent monographs: “POMP” Published by Gallery 16, San Francisco 2009. “How To”, Published by the San Jose Museum 2001. She has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the arts Award, The Fleischhacker award, the Engelhard Award and most recently a Pollock Krasner Award.
Oropallo earned a B.F.A from Alfred University, and M.A. and M.F.A. from University of California Berkeley. She lives and works in Novato, California.
SEE(d) looks forward to delving into the world of Oropallo’s layered works on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:30 - 5:30pm at her family farm in Novato, CA.
SEE(d) Artist Series looks forward to engaging in an intimate conversation with Andy Diaz Hope on his artistic process on Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 3:30 - 5:30pm.
Beautification Machine is a device used to neutralize the fear spewed forth daily over the networks and transform polarizing media sources into vehicles of contemplation and peace. The Machine combines sculpture, projection, audio processing and random chance to manipulate realtime video feeds from FOX, MSNBC, etc. and then strip them of all rhetoric and partisanship. By creating an oasis of calm out of the very thing that makes it difficult to find peace, the viewer can break the patterns of fear instilled paralysis and find ways to enact positive change. Beautification Machine is a collaboration with sound artist Jon Bernson.
Diaz Hope lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Stalactite Beautification Machine, mirror, two way mirror, glass, brass, solder, live feed of FOX news, 30 x 20 x 50 in., 2017
Stalactite, Beautification Machine, 2017
Beautification Machine (FOX News), 2016
Laurel Roth Hope
Laurel Roth Hope is a self-taught artist in San Francisco, CA. Before her art career, Roth Hope worked as a park ranger and in natural resource conservation. These professional experiences influenced her current work, which centers on the human manipulation of and intervention into the natural world.
SEE(d) is thrilled to get into the studio with Laurel Roth Hope in San Francisco on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 3:30 - 5:30pm where she also collaborates with Andy Diaz Hope.
Roth Hope is a 2017 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow and was a 2016 Resident Artist with the Kohler Arts and Industry program in Wisconsin. In 2013 she and her sometime collaborator, Andy Diaz Hope, completed a year-long Fellowship at the de Young Museum of San Francisco examining the history of human cooperation through architecture. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Mint Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21C Museum, the Zabludowics Collection, the Progressive Collection, and the Ripley’s Museum of Hollywood, among others.
For their installation The Woulds Roth Hope and Diaz Hope created a forest of tree-like sculptures made of wood, mirror, and glass that is part geometric and part organic as a way to integrate the ethereal with the natural. They imagine how a forest might appear to a bird that can see between worlds, a forest where the trees have souls and exist in multiple planes -- physical and spiritual. Roth Hope lives and works in Northern California.
Ripley's Birds of Paradise, mixed media including fake fingernails, nail polish, barrettes, false eyelashes, jewelry, walnut, swarovski crystal, 2010
Seraphim Murmuration, painted ceramic, 2017
the Woulds, collaborative installation between Laurel Roth Hope and Andy Diaz Hope, 2017