Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to present its fifth exhibition of works by San Francisco Bay Area artist, Alicia McCarthy.
Using found wood as a base for her paintings, McCarthy creates vivid works interweaving color, lyrical phrases, and familiar patterns. McCarthy is a core figure of the Mission School. This movement began in the early 1990s in the Mission District of San Francisco. The artist's lively folk and punk aesthetic, utilizing mainly found materials, conveys the School's character.
McCarthy lives and works in Oakland, California where she was born in 1969. Most recently, the artist was the recipient of the 2013 Artadia Award, San Francisco. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994 and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting/Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, and the New York Studio Program, New York, NY. In 2007 she received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. Alicia has exhibited her work in New York, California, and internationally and is the recipient of awards from the Headland Arts Center and New Langton Art in San Francisco, California.