SFMOMA

His murals have graced walls from Paris to Israel and Ellis Island. Now the world-renowned muralist JR has left his mark on San Francisco for the first time. Drawing inspiration from Diego Rivera’…

 

Artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby discusses Janded (2012), her spare portrayal of a young Nigerian woman. She describes the figure’s complex backstory and the meaning of the…

 

Artist Stephen Shore often finds himself inspired by ordinary subjects, such as a grilled cheese sandwich. He discusses how his photographic practice makes him observe the world with…

San Francisco artist Ron Nagle discusses his suspicion of the language used to describe ceramics and art in general. He reflects on his oblique strategies for titling his works, and reveals how…

 

Sculptor Tony Cragg discusses his long-standing interest in plastic, machine parts, and other products of industry. He describes his process of scavenging, stacking, and piling these…

Ken Hakuta describes the experience of growing up with his uncle, the artist Nam June Paik, who was at the vanguard of video, sculpture, and performance art. He shares unique insight into a large…

Sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses the construction of her monumental work Czara z Babelkami (2006), on view in SFMOMAs fifth-floor sculpture garden. She reflects on how her…

Artist Liam Everett, one of SFMOMA’s 2017 SECA Art Award winners, explains his use of furniture and loose materials to simultaneously obstruct and direct his approach to painting. He describes how…