December Artist-in-Residence Beverly Mayeri


December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

Artist Reception Saturday, December 12, 3–5 pm:
Join us in celebrating the artist’s residency with light refreshments

Since the 1990s Beverly Mayeri has been working on a series of environmental pieces that highlight vulnerable species in our environment. During her residency, the public will help her create a collage of California's endangered species by pasting hundreds of photos on a big paper mache foot. Visitors will be asked to outline their ideas on how to reduce our environmental impact by writing pledges in their footprints on the floor.

Mayeri’s figures “evoke a richly complicated human presence.” Her sculptures often “bridge the psychological, the political, and the sensuous within one hybrid form.” Mayeri is a studio artist living in the Bay Area. She earned a BA from UC Berkeley, and an MA in sculpture at SF State University. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries, and is included in many public and private collections. She has received two NEA grants, and a Virginia Groot Grant, and has lectured and taught many workshops throughout the United States.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums and provide exposure to emerging artists. This program is made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Museums for America. Supported in part by Genuus.