Emphasize originality and craftsmanship in your painting as you bring your ideas to light. Hands-on painting demonstrations focused on technique dovetail with critical discussions that cultivate a common art vocabulary. We will examine modern, postmodern, and contemporary art movements to contextualize studio work, pushing you to embrace experimentation and explore the conceptual possibilities of paint as you complete a series of personally-driven paintings.
Rebecca Kaufman’s paintings offer a re-evaluation of perception and attention using the ancient technology of painting to reflect on the addictive visual technologies that we rely so heavily upon today. She earned a BFA from the University of Tennessee and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, where she was awarded an MFA Fellowship, a Cadogan Scholarship, and an Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Recently, her work was published in the Pacific Coast Issue No. 133 of New American Paintings and she was nominated for a 2019 SFMOMA SECA Award. Kaufman has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco and The Fourth Wall Gallery in Oakland. She currently lives in East Oakland and works in San Francisco teaching art to kids and adults and volunteering at Root Division, a nonprofit arts organization.View Gallery »