IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE ACTIVELY RESISTING STATE-SANCTIONED VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK COMMUNITIES, ART FOR THE BAY AREA AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY-LED ORGANIZATIONS. FOLLOWING THE LEAD OF INITIATIVES SUCH AS ART FOR PHILADELPHIA, THE PROJECT BRINGS TOGETHER A GROUP OF ARTISTS (BASED IN THE BAY AREA OR WITH CLOSE TIES TO THE REGION) TO DONATE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS TO BE SOLD, WITH PROCEEDS DONATED.

EDITIONS OF 20
BY



RICCI ALBENDA
WOODY DE OTHELLO
JOSH FAUGHT
ALICIA McCARTHY
DAVINA SEMO
TOREY THORNTON
CHRISTINE TIEN WANG
ANICKA YI











8.5 x 11 inches
pigment print
2020
Edition of 20

RICCI ALBENDA



For the past two decades, Ricci Albenda has performed an investigation into language, exploring the ways in which the written word is simultaneously a visual, personal, communal, and intellectual entity. Simultaneously, Albenda has also developed his own system in which alphabetical and numerical systems are paired with the color wheel: Vowels fall onto the archetypal hues of the prismatic ROYGBIV spectrum: a = Red, e = Orange, i = Yellow, o = Green, u = Blue, and y finds itself between Indigo and Violet. Numerals occupy the magenta tones, connecting the end of the alphabet with its beginning to form a complete color wheel. Within these investigations, each work becomes its own framework and site of inquiry, demonstrating versatility, and most importantly, the sense of play inherent to studio practice. In fall 2020, Ricci Albenda's work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles. Past solo exhibitions include Open Universe, T'Space, Rhinebeck, 2018, Supercallefragelistic–expiallidocious! (Universal Color, Part I), Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, 2015, Yakkity Yak, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, 2014, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog, Rachofsky House, Dallas, 2009, and Projects 74: Ricci Albenda, MoMA, New York, 2001, among others. Albenda's work is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York,  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, and Castello di Rivoli, Turin among others.




8.5 x 11 inches
pigment print
2020
Edition of 20

WOODY DE OTHELLO




Woody De Othello (b. 1991 Miami, FL) completed his MFA at the California College of Arts in San Francisco in 2017. He received his BFA from Florida Atlantic University with a concentration in Ceramics. Othello has exhibited widely in group exhibitions, including the recent FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial (2018) and the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial in Slovenia (2019). In 2018, Othello’s work was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission that is permanently installed at The San Francisco International Terminal. In December 2019, he realized an 8-foot tall bronze sculpture for the inaugural Meridians Section at Art Basel Miami Beach. Othello opened his first solo museum show at the San Jose Museum of Art in November 2019. He is represented by Jessica Silverman in San Francisco and KARMA in New York. Othello lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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8.5 x 11 inches
pigment print
2020
Edition of 20

JOSH FAUGHT



Josh Faught’s practice combines textiles, pop cultural detritus, and archival materials to address the relationships between language, community, and constructions of identity. Recent solo museum exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium as part of the SFMoMA SECA Art Award Exhibition (2013); the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013); and the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with the Betty Bowen Award (2009). Solo exhibitions also include Koppe Astner Gallery, Glasgow (2014, 2019); and Lisa Cooley, New York (2010, 2012, and 2014). His work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including at the New Museum, New York (2017); Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota (2018) Sadie Coles HQ, London (2018); the Saatchi Gallery (2018);  the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2014); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2014). In 2017, Faught also produced a site-specific work for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, commissioned by Western Bridge. Faught is the recipient of the 2009 Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, the 2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award (SECA), the 2016 Artadia Award, and the 2016 Eureka Award from the Fleishhacker Foundation. Faught is a Professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland.

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8.5 x 11 inches
pigment print
2020
Edition of 20

ALICIA McCARTHY



Alicia McCarthy is known for her signature style of vibrantly colored, often woven patterns on mixed media panels. Found wood and spray paint are two commonly used materials by the artist. McCarthy is a member of the Mission School, a movement that emerged in the 1990s in the Mission District of San Francisco. McCarthy received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994 and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. She has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Artadia Award for San Francisco in 2013. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, OH, at SFMOMA as part of the SECA Award show and a two-person show at the Berkeley Art Museum. McCarthy has received numerous accolades and residencies, most notably from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, Headland Arts Center and New Langton Art, San Francisco. Her work is included in a number of important public and private collections, such as the Oakland Museum of California, Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California, MIMA the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters in New York City. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.