Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Graduate Lecture Series

Tom di Maria
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Tom di Maria has served as the Director of Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland since 2000. As Director, he has worked to have Creative Growth’s artists with disabilities be recognized as leading contemporary artists by presenting their work in significant museums and galleries, and by positioning their work alongside noted academically trained artists and designers. He has lectured and consulted worldwide on Creative Growth’s programs and artists. He previously served as Assistant Director of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, at UC Berkeley; Executive Director of the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; and Director of Development and Marketing at the San Francisco Film Society. He holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in film and photography. Di Maria is also an award-winning filmmaker, with short film awards from Sundance, Black Maria, Sinking Creek, National Educational Media, and New York Experimental film festivals.


William Scott
The New San Francisco
Acrylic paint and pencil on paper
22 x 30 inches