Richmond Art Center

Art in the Community Teaching Artists

Fred Alvarado

MFA Social Practice, California College of the Arts. BFA Drawing and Painting, SF Art Institute. Fred is an artist working in the Bay Area and San Francisco. His work is featured in the book, Walls of Empowerment, Chicana/o Indigenous Muralists of California.

Lauren Ari

Lauren Ari holds an MFA from the University of California, Davis, and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Carol Bevilacqua

Bio coming soon.

Jim Bruce

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Marisa Burman

Marisa Burman, BA, UC Santa Cruz; studied ceramics at SF State University. Marisa is an assistant to ceramic artist David Kuraoka and was a 2011 Niche award winner. Her work has been exhibited at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts and across the Bay Area.

Chris Castle

A British-born visual artist, his painting and printmaking focus on ancient cultures and human relationship to place and nature while exploring and experimenting with the power of the medium. He exhibits widely in the U.S. and Europe.

Vincent De Jesus 

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Cristina Haley 

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Marie Kamali 

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Travis Meinolf

Travis Meinolf has been weaving and teaching weaving since inheriting his grandmother’s loom in 2000. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial design from SF State in 2006 and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from California College of the Arts in 2008. He lives with his wife and young son in Lagunitas.

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an Oakland, CA based visual artist whose current work is focused primarily on the shifting urban landscape. An avid observer and prolific photographer, she employs a vast catalog of visual notes and memories to create her work. A lover of materials and process, Dawline-Jane uses a range of media including relief print making, pen and ink, photo transfer and encaustic.

Grace Rosario Perkins

Grace Rosario Perkins, BA, Mills College. She has taught a range of classes from painting to mixed-media installation.

Shushan Tesfuzigta

Shushan Tesfuzigta is an Oakland, CA based artist and designer. She completed her B.F.A in the Individualized Program at California College of the Arts in May 2015 with honors. She has participated in group shows around the Bay Area and was a student artist at Recology SF’s Artist in Residence program in the Summer of 2014. Her work is heavily influenced by her multicultural background which she credits her interdisciplinary approach to making. She is constantly seeking solutions for industrial waste through appropriating textiles processes. When she isn’t trying to close the loop of industrial waste streams she is making conceptual art about being apart of the Eritrean Diaspora. Shushan Tesfuzigta is a vagabond weaver, natural dyer, furniture maker, storyteller and funk queen.

Vida Vazquez

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