Recent Press Releases

Oct 17, 2017: An​ ​inaugural​ ​party​ ​celebrating​ ​the​ ​public​ ​opening​ ​of​ ​SFAI’s​ ​new​ ​Fort​ ​Mason​ ​campus​ ​with exhibitions,​ ​open​ ​studios,​ ​a​ ​student​ ​art​ ​sale,​ ​and​ ​more.

Aug 17, 2017: SFAI introduces the public to its stunning second campus at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: the 67,000 square foot renovated pier is the new home to over 160 art studios for students, faculty, and visiting artists.

April 25, 2017: An exhibition by New York-based artist Katrín Sigurdardóttir (BFA 1990) and SFAI’s Harker Award Artist-in-Residence opens at the school’s Walter and McBean Galleries May 11, 2017 and is on view through the summer

April 25, 2017: The second public display of SFAI’s archive of nearly 150 years of art history

February 1, 2017: SFAI’s annual gala celebrates generations of groundbreaking alumni artists by inviting more than twenty back to transform its iconic Chestnut Street campus into a series of stunning art bars and lounges for one night only

January 11, 2017:  An exhibition and catalyst for dialogue that seeks common ground by conceptual and social interventionist artist Mel Ziegler

January 11, 2017: SFAI’s archive of nearly 150 years of art history on view and widely accessible to the public

November 10, 2016: Gordon Knox appointed President of San Francisco Art Institute

August 29, 2016: San Francisco Art Institute launches professional studio residency program in Dogpatch neighborhood

June 6, 2016:  A two-carat diamond engagement ring grown from the cremated remains of architect Luis Barragán's body brings artist Jill Magid's extended, multimedia project The Barragán Archives to a climax

March 14, 2016: San Francisco Art Institute and Kadist Art Foundation inaugurate joint fellowship program with exhibition by artist-in-residence Mariana Castillo Deball

January 20, 2016: An Exhibition by SFAI Alumnus and Celebrated San Francisco Conceptual Artist David Ireland

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