FOCUS / Jenny Sharaf: It's All Flowers
April 8 - June 4, 2023
Curated by Louisa Gloger
Jenny Sharaf is a San Francisco-based multidisciplinary artist who paints out of her studio in Bolinas. Her paintings, installations, videos, and happenings celebrate the process while reflecting on art history, counterculture, feminism, and abstraction. She is known for her graphic yet quasi-psychedelic poured paint technique. This exhibition explores her recent large-scale paintings on canvas. The sea plays a significant role in her current work, inspiring organic formlessness and a California-centric palette. Sharaf has recently taken on a new practice – working with clay – and this exhibition incorporates a selection of her ceramics. Sharaf’s murals are found in diverse settings, including Tokyo and Beirut.
Born in Los Angeles in 1985, Sharaf received her BFA from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and her MFA from Mills College, Oakland. Sharaf’s work is in the permanent collections of Ace Hotel, Google, Rachel Zoe Inc., Yoko Ono, and Capital One, among others. Sharaf presented an installation at the 2023 FOG Art + Design Fair entrance in San Francisco, with large-scale paintings and hand-painted upholstered objects, in sponsorship with SFMOMA.
Saturday, April 8th
3 PM Talks / 4 – 5 PM Reception