SFAI Alumni News // August 2016
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Dear SFAI Alumni,


Big news to share this month! This fall SFAI will launch 3rd Street Studios Program–offering affordable studios for alumni and the greater SFAI community. The spaces will be located at our Graduate Center and include access to facilities. Applications are due September 10 for move-in October 1. Learn more about the program and application details here.

Read below for current happenings and news from our fellow alumni.

Cléa Laurent Massiani
Alumni Relations Coordinator


Q+A: Helen Verhoeven

Helen Verhoeven (BFA, 1996) is a painter and sculptor based in Berlin. In this interview, she shares how her practice has evolved from the walls of SFAI to her current studio.




Big Bad Bettie Press: Rabbit, Rabbit

Created by Katie Harwood (MFA, 2015) in collaboration with Stephanie A Lindsey (MFA, 2006), Cait Molloy (MFA, 2015), and Liz Smith (MA, 2015), this new imprint has just released the first issue of Rabbit Rabbit, an annual curated journal of artists and innovators. Themed TRANSITION, it features the work and words of emerging artists, 12 of whom are SFAI alumni!



Mission Mural by Andrew Schoultz and Aaron Noble

Andrew Schoultz and Aaron Noble (MFA, 1982) will create a new large-scale mural at the same site of their iconic 2002 work, Generator. Generator is painted on the exterior wall of Lexington Standard, a boutique owned by alumnus Mark Morris (MFA, 2004), at 3469 18th Street at Lexington Street.




Alumni Ventures

Do you have an online portfolio or have you founded an art space, organization, or publication? Submit your web address via the Alumni Contact Form and we’ll list it on our Alumni Ventures.



Alumni Challenge Match Update

Through our alumni contributions, we have raised over $15,000 so far for the new Graduate Center at Fort Mason! If you haven’t yet, please consider making a $1,000 or more donation and the Wilhelm Family Foundation will (generously) provide a one-to-one match to SFAI’s Making History Campaign.



(im)material Submissions

Share new work to be featured on (im)material, and join SFAI’s digital community.




2 x 2 Solos: Luca Antonucci and Sahar Khoury

Closing Reception and Catalog Launch:
Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 6 pm
Pro Arts Gallery

A group exhibition featuring alumnus Luca Antonucci (MFA, 2010).


In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art—Kota Ezawa and James Kirby Rogers

On view through July 2, 2017

A collaborative work between visual artist, Kota Ezawa (BFA, 1995), and contemporary dancer, James Kirby Rogers.

1) Helen Verhoeven, Hoge Raad, 2015; Oil on canvas, 157 x 255 inches. Courtesy of the artist; 2) Helen Verhoeven, Mother 6, 2013; Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 26 inches. Courtesy of the artist; 3) Big Bad Bettie Press, Cover of Rabbit Rabbit N, 2016; 4) Andrew Schoultz & Aaron Noble, Generator, 2002. Image courtesy of Andrew Schoultz; 5) Icon by Devin Cornwall; 6) Icon by Devin Cornwall; 7) Icon by Andrey Vasiliev from the Noun Project; 8) Luca Antonucci, The Custodian, 2016, Found Image. Courtesy of the artist.; 9) Kota Ezawa, "Kota," 2005. Drawing, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
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