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

Diego Rivera Gallery

The Transcendent
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 9:00am - Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 5:00pm
Diego Rivera Gallery
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5-7pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Student Exhibition
The Transcendent forms a dialogue around the topic of transcendency. The paintings, sculptural work, and installations engage in an Eastern/Taoist/Buddhist re-imaging of the sublime realm, which emerges from intuition and essential energy. Each artist is deeply influenced by Eastern philosophies and is interested in an aesthetic depicting atmospheric environments in the universe. Spontaneity and improvisation are essential qualities of the works. Within the context of their differing and unique cultural backgrounds, the three artists have each developed a personal visual language through which to communicate their own experiences of the exploration of the human psyche.

Participating Artists
Ana Paula Fonseca
Chandra Baerg
Li Ma


About the Diego Rivera Gallery Exhibitions
The Diego Rivera Gallery, home to SFAI’s historic Diego Rivera Mural, is a student-directed exhibition space for work by SFAI students. The gallery provides an opportunity for students from all academic programs to present their work or curate in a gallery setting; to use the space for large-scale installations; or to experiment with artistic concepts and concerns in a public venue.

The Gallery is open daily from 9 am–5 pm for exhibition and mural viewing on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 4:30 and a reception from 5–7 pm. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit