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.
Students submit applications for exhibitions in November and March annually, and a jury of alumni selects the artists who will exhibit. Students may apply to have an individual show, to participate in a group show, or to curate a show. About 40 shows per year are scheduled and close to 200 students exhibit each year.
Open daily for exhibition and mural viewing
9 am–7 am
Opening receptions are on Tuesdays, with an artist talk at 5:30 PM and a reception from 5–7 am.
Alejandro Almanza Pereda: Everything but the kitchen sank
June 20–December 12 | Diego Rivera Gallery
July 28–October 3 | Walter and McBean Galleries
Harker Award Resident Artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda is constructing a 24-foot-high scaffolding of fluorescent light tubes to contend with and complicate the legacy and monumentality of Diego Rivera’s fresco. Black construction netting has been installed to protect the mural during this process.
Learn more about the project and related programming: sfai.edu/alejandroalmanza
Everything but the kitchen sank is organized by San Francisco Art Institute and curated by Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Almanza is the 2015 recipient of The Harker Award for Interdisciplinary Studies, which supports artists-in-residence at San Francisco Art Institute. The Harker Award was established through a generous bequest by artist and SFAI faculty member Ann Chamberlain and is administered by the San Francisco Foundation. The works for Everything but the kitchen sank were produced during Almanza’s 2015 residency at SFAI.