Updated: Aug 20

We finally feel more settled after much shuffling with our belongings and collections. Several new storage spaces house frames and the usual exhibition materials; there were none on the premises. Our kitchen is hardly one, and the bathroom is more like an out-room. But, we are on ground level and with a storefront which lends itself to be perfectly suitable to be a gallery.

Updated: Aug 20

It is with much chagrin that we had to depart from our studio. The original owner sold the property to the renters downstairs who had been running a wholesale Chinese market. They had first option on the property.

We went from an 1800 to an 1100 square foot studio therefore, we had to eliminate much, create new storage spaces, and relocate the painting studio to San Anselmo. Now we are putting in the final touches and will soon have our first exhibition.


We appreciate your support and interest.


After the long dreary quarantine, we look forward to your visit soon.

Updated: Aug 20

This was an installation titled "Tamal-Arte" consisting of over a thousand tamalitos with wireless LED lights that flickered randomly.

Now in its 20th year, SOMArts’ Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action.

Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, this year’s exhibition features special altar structures to honor and manifest founding curator Rene Yañez’s vision for his final Día de Los Muertos exhibition, titled City of Souls, a reference to his 2001 exhibition City of Miracles. City of Souls invites artists who are most directly impacted by gentrification and displacement to engage audience members in dialogue on the future of San Francisco’s cultural identity.

Housed in a translucent, labyrinthine city, this exhibition meditates on San Francisco’s rapidly changing landscape, asking artists and visitors: Who are the ancestors we need to call in to help fight for the soul of the City? What are the people, places, and institutions lost to time that have shaped us? What kind of future can we collectively envision for San Francisco?

Día de Los Muertos 2019: City of Souls is dedicated to Dr. Dawn Mabalon, and to the children who have passed away in ICE custody.

This is my installation piece consisting of over 1500 tamale husks with some LED lights, handmade cempasuchitl, and veladoras. It is 10 feet by 5 feet wide. Next time, it will be freestanding. Graçias Dennis Hearne, Sophie Blue, Anne Ingraham, LaShaune Fitch, Patricia de Larios Peyton, y Céline Wallace por la ayuda y cariño.




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