500 Capp Street’s tours are led by trained guides from the Bay Area’s community of practicing young artists, art students, and recent graduates whose diverse practices engage and give voice to Ireland’s work. They provide visitors with a meaningful tour experience of the home by sharing its history and connecting it to today’s art landscape.
Johnny Bicos is a San Francisco-based painter. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at Altman Siegel gallery and Et al etc. in San Francisco; Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York; and Brand New Gallery, Milan.
Joanne Easton is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in the Bay Area. She has called many places home, including Sydney, Australia, Chicago and Columbus. Easton received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MAAE from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center and Kala Art Institute. Easton’s work focuses on recontextualizing time and perception, often using everyday materials: jeaston.com
Jared Gruendl is a visual artist native to Oakland. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, and currently a 2018 Master of Fine Art candidate at Mills College of Art. He explores queer culture and identity through performance, video, photography, and installation. His work has been exhibited throughout the greater Bay Area in spaces such as the Diego Rivera Gallery at San Francisco Art Institute, VACATION SF, and MOCO Gallery. His curatorial work includes a recent guest curator position at B4BEL4B Gallery in Oakland.
Masha Kouznetsova is a visual artist and illustrator whose practice explores paper sculpture, painting and animation, and pinhole photography. She received her BFA degree in studio art and textiles from Georgia State University. Since 2012 has been living and working in San Francisco. You can get a glimpse of her studio on Instagram: mashakouznetsova
Leora Lutz is an artist and writer who relocated from Los Angeles to Oakland in 2011. She received an MFA in sculpture and an MA in visual and critical studies from California College of the Arts. She writes for art ltd. magazine, SFAQ, and Surface Design Journal as well as museum catalog essays. In 2016 she launched Glossary Magazine. Her interdisciplinary installations and sound works have been shown at Gallery Lara in Tokyo, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Angel Island, and the Belgrade American Embassy: leoralutz.com
Dana Morrison is a sculpture and performance-based artist living in San Francisco. She recently received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, after obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. She was awarded the Best of Show Grant for the 2016 SFAI Graduate Thesis Exhibition and the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award through the San Francisco Foundation. Her work is primarily conceptual and focuses on movement, time and the body: danamorrison.com
Gabrielle Reed is a multi-media artist with a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. In her studio practice she often utilizes both natural and artificial elements. She creates spaces that highlight the ways in which these elements interact with each other and the human body, while also observing the everyday spectacle of the mundane. In her social practice she focuses on social justice and education and has spoken at SFMOMA, and led youth classes at the de Young in San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited at art spaces around the Bay Area and internationally in Ireland: gabrielle-reed.com
Andrew Sheets is a visual artist, performer, and filmmaker with a BFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2012, he performed a David Ireland-inspired work for the 20th Street Bone Crawl at 500 Capp Street. He has shown work at Queen’s Nails, CellSpace, and ArtPadSF in San Francisco. He has performed with Peaches Christ Productions in SF, New York and Seattle as his drag-persona Meredeath (IG: @meredeathlives.) In 2015 he completed his first feature-length film Alone Not Alone: alonenotalone.com
Pedro Verdin is a San Francisco-based artist and curator who works involves performance and text. He has exhibited work and performed at various venues in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and has written for KubaParis magazine in Berlin. He also curates nonspecific, an ongoing nomadic project space that creates collaborations among emerging artists. He is one half of ADULT FACE PAINT, a collaborative club night at Rockbar in San Francisco. Follow him at: @iwannabeadored