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Kaixin Yu – Beauty Lost Identity

Artist Reception December 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

Kaixin Yu – Beauty Lost Identity

Kaixin Yu’s debut solo exhibition “Beauty Lost Identity” explores a duality of Victorian society in which the celebration of women and beauty is interwoven with the suppression of female strength. Sculptural jewelry pieces feature images of women and highlight structural and mechanical motifs reminiscent of the industrial age. Her wide range of formats and styles yield a comprehensive line of jewelry with a strong unifying theme.


Cannery Suite 108

Dongze Huo – Transformative Connections

Artist Reception December 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

Dongze Huo | Transformative Connections

Adapting to a new culture means subjecting oneself to profound change. In Dongze Huo’s debut solo exhibition “Transformative Connections,” the artist’s draws on his experience of acclimation to America in order to inspire his artwork. Uncertainty and conflict become an engine of invention. “My artwork process is to let go of control, never think of the ultimate effect, and accept the happy accident. This is my growth and my life experience.”


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Isabel Gonzales – The Medium is the Message

Artist Reception December 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

Isabel Gonzales – The Medium is the Message

Breaking through the passive surface of traditional photography, Isabel Gonzales enlists a wide range materials as photographic supports as she strives to extend context beyond the surface in her debut Solo exhibition “The Medium is the Message.” Taking a multimedia approach, she prints portraits of people in her life on non-traditional surfaces. By providing relevant details that do not normally show up in a photograph, she reaches beyond representation and into the realm of interpretation.


625 Gallery

Winter Show – School of Photography

Artist Reception December 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

Winter Show | School of Photography

Our annual Photography Winter Show features the latest works by students of Academy of Art University’s School of Photography. Curated by Photography Department Directors, this all encompassing group exhibition shows the full range of styles favored by our imaginative students as they plot the course of their future photography careers.



Carolyn Meyer, SF+NYC

Exhibition continues through December 28th

Carolyn Meyer, SF+NYC

Urban landscapes are a favorite subject of Carolyn Meyer, and while she approaches all of her landscape and still life works with the same daring and fearlessness that has become her trademark, it is the cityscape that draws her back again and again, and has become a cornerstone of her career.  Her current Exhibition SF+NYC finds its inspiration in two of America’s most iconic cities, each a cultural center and symbol of the coast it represents.


Cannery Suite 110

Nathan Nash – Neglected Spaces

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Nathan Nash | Neglected Spaces

Having spent his early life in rural Alaska, Nathan Nash grew up with little exposure to urban architecture. It’s no surprise then, that moving to San Francisco should profoundly influence his artistic vision. Combining an artist’s eye with a fresh viewpoint, Nash explores the structural aspects of architecture that pass beneath the notice of most city dwellers. His exhibition “Neglected Spaces” examines these unseen elements, the angles, corners, and surfaces that make up the urban environment.