20-YR Anniversary

20-YR Anniversary Alumni Exhibition

Join us as Root Division commemorates 20 years of cultivating community-minded artists and arts-minded community. To mark this historic milestone, the organization will present a variety of inclusive festivities and goods!

We have an exciting line-up of events and special projects starting with the 20-Year Anniversary Kick-Off Event on Saturday, April 9! This will include the public opening reception for the 20-Year Anniversary Alumni Exhibition featuring 20 alums from Root Division’s Studios Program. The exhibition includes an impressive selection of work in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and more. The cohort of exhibiting artists represents the 20-Year history of Root Division as an incubator for emerging artists. The span illuminates the connectivity and pathways to other arts organizations, awards, and galleries–SFMOMA SECA nominees; artists in residence with Headlands, Recology AIR, Facebook, KALA, and Local Language; California Arts Council, SF Arts Commission, and Kearny Street Workshop Aperture awardees; and gallery partners such as Catharine Clark, Rena Bransten, and Eleanor Harwood.

Additionally on view in the Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project space will be works by our current Studio Artist cohort, offering a window into the diversity of media and practices happening onsite.

Curated by:

Tavarus Blackmon
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen
Michelle Mansour

Exhibition Dates

April 1–23, 2022

Second Saturday Reception

April 9 | 7–9pm

Exhibiting artists

Abayomi Anli
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Salome El
Nimah Gobir
Makiko Harris
Dana Hemenway
Alexander Hernandez

Jeremiah Jenkins
Kacy Jung
Cathy Lu
Kija Lucas
Whitney Lynn
Alicia McDaniel
Robert Minervini

Joyce Nojima
Nathalie O’Brien
Rachelle Reichert
Blanca Estela Rodríguez
Katherine Vetne
Melissa Wang

The 2nd Saturday reception is free with registration and open to the public from 7-9 pm. RSVP here.

For more information on the VIP Reception and ticketed event, visit: rootdivision.org/20-yr-anniversary

* Root Division is requiring proof of vaccination and/or valid negative test results as well as masks for all indoor activities. Events (especially those with food & beverage) will be limited capacity.

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