Randy Figures is a Bay Area native who grew up in the Santa Clara Valley. After a tour of duty in the US Navy, Randy lived in Norfolk, Virginia where he learned custom framing, artwork handling, and gallery operations at Virginia Images Gallery and Palmer-Rae Gallery, which he later purchased and operated in downtown Norfolk. He moved to San Francisco in 1999, where he currently manages Back to the Picture and Back to the Picture/SoMa, two custom frame shops with onsite art galleries.
From June, 2008 through December, 2010, he volunteered as founding curator for ART 94124 Gallery, an all-volunteer-operated community gallery in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point district. During his tenure as ART 94124 curator, ART 94124 executed an aggressive exhibition schedule of 15 group exhibits, featuring over 100 artists, all within keeping of the organization's mission to build community through art.