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MFA Now 2019

  • Root Division 1131 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)


Maria Jenson, Executive Director, SOMArts

2nd Sat Reception: 

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: 

Feb 21, 2019 to Mar 23, 2019

Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Classroom.

Gallery Hours (or by appointment): 

Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Root Division is proud to present MFA Now 2019, our biennial juried exhibition and archive publication featuring the works of MFA candidates at 9 of the top Bay Area institutions. 

Now in its sixth iteration, the MFA Now project provides a platform for looking at Bay Area artists and institutions in order to promote dialogue between programs and to archive current art-making practices and models. This year's exhibition will be juried by Maria Jenson, Executive Director, SOMArts.

This year’s exhibition will include the work of twenty five artists. Selected based on a single image and artist statement, the works included in this exhibition display a quality of content and execution that is indicative of the rigor of advanced art degree programs. Works range in media from large scale installation, to video, sculpture, photography and painting. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the developing practices of candidates prior to their thesis presentations. 

MFA programs include: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, and University of California, Santa Cruz.

MFA Now Exhibiting Artists:
Luis Casas, California College of the Arts
Ben Cornish, San Francisco Art Institute
Karl Daum, San Francisco Art Institute
Zoe Eagan-Gardner, California College of the Arts
Jeff Enlow, California College of the Arts
Wyatt Hall, Mills College
Mallory Kimmel, California College of the Arts
Nathan Kosta, San Francisco State University
Heesoo Kwon, University of California, Berkeley
Shara Mays, San Francisco Art Institute
Megan Moriarty, San Jose State University
Keisha Mrotek, San Francisco State University
Ghazal Rahimi University of California, Berkeley
Julia Rigby, University of California, Davis
Lindsay Rothwell, Mills College
Hannah Subotnick, Stanford University
Greg Sullo, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hannah Tuck, San Francisco State University