Recent Press Releases

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

September 10, 2015 : San Francisco Art Institute announces President Charles Desmarais’ departure for new opportunity

July 16, 2015 : San Francisco Art Institute Uncovers Lost History through Multiple Historic Preservation Grants

July 15, 2015 : Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Everything but the kitchen sank presents ambitious new works from SFAI artist-in-residence

Press Contact

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Nina Sazevich
Public Relations

Press Kits

A Living Thing / Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange
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Ghosts of the Tower
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