René Yañez was a Mexican-born painter, assemblage artist, performer, curator, and community activist. Having moved to the Bay Area in 1966, he help to found the Mission Cultural Arts Center and Galeria de la Raza, where he served as the director for 15 years. He was also one of the first people to introduce the Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. He passed away in 2018 at the age of 75.
Reuben Rude is the child of hippies who met in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. He grew up in the woods of Northern California and came back to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art. He utilizes his expertise in drawing, painting, and illustration in both the creative and commercial realms, having shown in galleries, comic
Reza Alhosseini is a San Francisco-based artist who was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Painting is his perennial exploration of everyday life. He begins with a concept and a mood, then aims for dynamic composition through a series of studies as he builds up to a final piece that is a harmonious balance between vision and technique.
Rich Fonseca is a self-taught painter and illustrator who uses geometry and color to convey how memories change, distort, and fracture with the passage of time. The placement of color arranges pattern over rhythm, utilizing op-art techniques to convey different layers of perception and interpretation. He lives and works in San Francisco.
Ricky Watts is a Sebastopol-based illustrator, painter, and muralist whose love for art was prevalent at an early age, from coloring in his mother’s bubble letters, to creating comic strips depicting epic battles between nuclear dinosaurs and the US Army, to discovering his first graffiti magazine in the 8th grade. Fascinated with aerosol
Robert Bowen is a San Francisco-based visual artist fascinated with the conflict of man versus nature, rendered via his animal and machinery hybrids. Bowen got his start through graffiti and street art, briefly attended art school and continues self-schooling to obtain a classical education as a painter. Bowen has been exhibiting his
Romanowski is a Swiss-born, self-taught artist, musician, and DJ who has made San Francisco his home since 1988. His keen sense of style and extraordinary talent for vintage shopping has made him one of the most sought-after collectibles hustlers this side of Zurich. His artwork includes top-notch spray stencil pieces and found object assemblages that are coveted by music and design aficionados around the world.
Ryan Bubnis has clean yet chaotic paintings, installations, and design work that have been described as "urban folk." Working intuitively, he incorporates a range of mediums and draws inspiration from life, graffiti, Saturday morning cartoons, and outsider art from diverse cultures. He received a BFA in Illustration from Pacific Northwest College of Art.