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Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply.

Visit the Periscope Project, the artists' online studio

Featured Artist: 

Chad Hasegawa, Keith Haring, 2015

April 6, 2016May 1, 2016

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays April 15, 22, 29 until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday April 29, 2016, 6–8:30pm
 
Painter Chad Hasegawa will be showing a series of large-scale portraits of artists–including Keith Haring, Chuck Close, Joan Mitchell, Ai Weiwei, amongst others–alongside a series of minimal abstract work. Taking inspiration from the long-standing practice of artists creating self-portraits, Hasegawa doesn’t paint himself, rather he paints artists who have influenced and inspired him. He is known for his bold and colorful use of latex paint in both his public murals and paintings on canvas. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to work directly with Hasegawa on a large collaborative painting, working with the same brushes and paints he typically uses, and learning his technique of applying paint onto a canvas with oversize brushes.
 
Chad Hasegawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i and moved to San Francisco in 2000. He received his BFA in advertising from the Academy of Art University and worked for top agencies, including Venables Bell & Partners and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. After leaving advertising, he concentrated on creating street murals and canvases for gallery exhibitions. Hasegawa has completed murals throughout San Francisco, and also in Venice, CA, Honolulu, HI, Wynwood, FL, and Basel, Switzerland. He has been awarded residencies at Recology and 509 Cultural Center. He has exhibited his paintings locally at The Luggage Store Gallery, 941 Geary, White Walls, and at Vertical Gallery in Chicago, and at the Honolulu Academy of Art Museum.

Image: Chad Hasegawa, Keith Haring, 2015. Latex on canvas. 48 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist

The Artist Studio program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.

 

Artist Studio Blog

The views expressed in the Artist Studio Blog are those of the participating artists-in-residence at the de Young, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Posted by Arlo Crawford on July 16, 2015 - 4:51pm
"Indispensable" is a monthly series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.Come a little closer.
Posted by Arlo Crawford on May 11, 2015 - 4:56pm
 "Indispensable" is a monthly series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that they find essential to their work. If the Sex Pistols had a sewing machine, it might have looked like this. 
Posted by Arlo Crawford on April 14, 2015 - 11:29am
"Indispensable" is a monthly series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.
Posted by Arlo Crawford on January 23, 2015 - 10:39am
Once a month, we ask the current Artist-in-Residence at the de Young to tell us about a tool they use in their work, or that they otherwise find particularly interesting.

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