A native of San Antonio, I've lived in San Francisco for over 17 years and previously lived in New York and Paris. I am deeply committed to city culture both today and through the centuries, especially through the lenses of architecture, music, literature, history, and of course, art. While I appreciate abstraction and distilling to essences, I am especially excited by the richness of complex layering and simultaneous meanings.
I'm an artist, an architect, a singer, a composer, and a hell of a nice guy.
All galleries are in San Francisco, California unless noted otherwise.
Public mural, Transbay Transit Center, installed August 2018
Choice Words (two-artist show), GearBox Gallery (Oakland, CA), June 2018
In So Many Words (solo show), Curated State pop-up show, March 2018
Serenity: Expressions (McKinley Art Solutions), UCSF Women's Health Center, Jan.-May 2018
Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Galleries (San Rafael, CA), Aug.-Sept. 2017
Juror's Award, "Bluets", GearBox Gallery (Oakland, CA), August 2017
Grand Prize winner, LA VICTORIA 100th Anniversary art contest, June 2017
Group Show, ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition, June-Sept. 2017
ArtSpan Summer of Love Exhibition, June-Sept. 2017
Group show, ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition, Mar.-May 2017
Group show, ArtSpan's Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition, Mar.-Jun. 2017
Group show, Conception Arts, San Francisco, Dec. 2016
Solo show, Roger Baird Gallery, CCSF. Mar.-Apr. 2016
Group show, Art Building, City College San Francisco (CCSF), Nov.-Dec. 2015
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I enjoy sharing my work as it develops on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MatthewPriestFineArt/, and I encourage you to follow. I also blog here from time to time.
acquire the work
Available work is sold in person at various shows as they occur and online through my Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/PriestFineArt and through Saatchi Art, https://www.saatchiart.com/matthewpriestfineart. Please let me know if you'd like to make other arrangements. I am happy to work with you on commissions and customization -- please contact me using the form below.