de Young Artist Studio

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.

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November 5, 2014November 30, 2014

de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday, November 28, 6–8:30 pm: Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Leonard Tebegetu

As the inaugural de Young Global Fellow, Leonard Tebegetu is creating a body of sculptural and architectural work influenced by sustainable construction techniques. Working with locally sourced natural as well as recycled manmade materials, Tebegetu shares an economically feasible process the average person with no specialized construction skills can use to create functional and beautiful structures. Visitors to the gallery are invited to learn basic construction and fabrication techniques.

A self-taught artist from Papua New Guinea, Tebegetu is a painter and sculptor. While his paintings frequently explore the human form in action—on the streets of urban centers and in the smaller communities of his island home—his sculptures often address issues of consumption. As a member of The Roots: Creative Entrepeneurs collective, Tebegetu is engaged in community projects that combine sustainable design, leadership, and artistic sensibility. 

About Global Fellows

The de Young Global Fellows program invites artists from around the world to activate the museum as a space for forging important cultural connections and enlivening the Museums' historic collections through interactions with the public. The project brings together art, technology, and indigenous knowledge to examine the relationship of our global community to our shared natural environment. 

Throughout their yearlong fellowships, the selected artists will share their processes as they develop their work and educate audiences about the environmental issues facing their regions. Their artistic practices also will protect and maintain the cultural heritages of their communities. Each year, for one month, a Global Fellow will take up residence at the de Young to share works, both completed and in progress, and promote cross-cultural exchange and dialogue.

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

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 Cynthia Inaba on June 24, 2010 - 2:43pm
On June 18th, during the Cultural Encounters evening event, I sat down with current artist-in-residence, Michael Horse, to find out more about his background and artistic influences. Born near Tucson, Horse is of Yaqui, Mescalero Apache, Zuni, European, and Hispanic descent and comes from an artistically talented family of jewelers, potters, and painters.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 24, 2010 - 12:58pm
Today had both frenetic and soothing aspects. I had breakfast with one of our amazing poets on the bill for Friday: devorah major, poet laureate of San Francisco emerita, amazing performer and above all friend. We ate frittata in Hayes Valley before making our way to the museum. THE FOG IS HERE. It must be summer, eh? Everyone celebrate.
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 18, 2010 - 9:03pm
You may be in for a fun day when you find a hawk feather coming in to work. You may be in for a fun day when your first visitor in the studio asks great questions and listens to the answers. It's been a fun day when a mom tells you that you 'made everyone happy' with some oil pastels and butcher paper (grinning kids and interesting drawings and all).
Posted by Cynthia Inaba on June 17, 2010 - 11:27am
Ok, so we aren't always brilliant are we?

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