We are saddened to report that one of our beloved artists, Angela Rogers, died peacefully at her home on Friday, September 26. Read More
Who doesn’t like a good adventure? When Oakland-based artist Scott MacLeod agreed to curate a NIAD gallery show, he immediately thought of the theme “Adventure!” Read More
As part of a continuing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, works from 15 NIAD artists are featured in “We Can Do It!” — a group exhibition through a unique partnership between Alliant International University and NIAD Art Center.
For the online exhibition, “Virtual High Five,” I selected a small group of works on paper that experiment with color, pattern and flatness. Proving that art is our common language, these paintings and drawings demonstrate the immeasurable power of that gesture. The featured NIAD artists champion a diverse range of abstraction, always demonstrating an undeniable energy towards intentional mark making.
Jenny Sharaf is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in San Francisco. Her paintings, installations, videos, and happenings celebrate process, while reflecting on art history, feminism and abstraction. Sharaf is strongly influenced by the Hollywood vernacular, in part because of her family’s legacy in the film and television business and growing up in Los Angeles. The mythology of the California girl leads the way to tell a complex and fragmented narrative of art making in the 21st century.
Sharaf also has a strong curatorial practice, focused around community engagement and promoting the arts in San Francisco. Her projects have been featured in the NY Times, SF Chronicle, Vice Magazine, 7×7 and more. Sharaf is the founder and director of Parking Lot Art Fair, San Francisco’s rogue art happening and continues to produce art events in the Bay Area and beyond. Currently, she is hosting a new series of public art events called Art Night SF and is working on a large scale mural on Market Street in downtown San Francisco. Keep up with her projects on instagram @jennysharaf
Nothing goes better with art than music, so this Fall, NIAD Art Center has created “Sight + Sound,” a weekend music series. Read More