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Artist. Anthropologist. Educator.


...seeking life...

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Artist. Anthropologist. Educator.


...seeking life...

 

 My name is Strider and this is my creative work.

I have lived my life in the crossroads of art and altruism. Combining artistic practice with social awareness and compassion, I have been devoting my work toward how art can change the world. After earning a master's degree in anthropology and social change, I have been connecting the dots between culture, craft, story and meaning, creating unique art and experiences that invite observer reflection and participation.

After over a decade of creating street art and murals I have developed a unique multidisciplinary approach to my projects from my training as an anthropologist and self-taught practice as an artist. My work, at it’s core, is made to start conversation while being mindful of the human condition, and to tackle humanity's biggest questions: who are we, why are we here, and where are we going? I want my work gently remind us of our shared humanity and that we are all one.

 

 
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Practice


I believe in the good of the world, and I believe that art has unique way of bringing about thoughts, feelings, and emotions in people. That is what I hope to achieve with my art, my teaching, and my collaboration. 

Practice


I believe in the good of the world, and I believe that art has unique way of bringing about thoughts, feelings, and emotions in people. That is what I hope to achieve with my art, my teaching, and my collaboration. 

"As an artist, my work explores linear intention and organic abstraction. As an anthropologist, my work explores culture, identity, and being. Together I am a storyteller, navigating the frontiers of connection and creativity, folding experience into being by moving what I learn from my head to my heart and through my hands."

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What I do


What I do


Art

I am a full time artist, based in San Francisco, CA. I paint indoors and outdoors, on canvas and on concrete, for beautifying public spaces and for private commissions. Buildings, barns, offices, restaurants, schools or private residences I love painting unique murals in any setting.

I make fine art with painting and sculpture. My painting is on canvases and found materials. My sculpture is delicate painted wood assemblages.

I also create unique site specific installations for events, conferences, and festivals like GitHub UniverseSnowglobe and Northern Nights.

Anthropology

I earned a master's degree in Anthropology and Social Change from California Institute of Integral Studies. There I focused my work the intersections of street art, public space, culture, community representation, history, urban politics, democracy, and artistic social pedagogy. It was during my schooling that I unpacked the true meaning of creating art for myself. Since my graduation I have been diving into how to weave the human condition, history, and culture into my art.

Click here to view my portfolio. 

Education

I create unique spaces of artistic education and collaborative art making. I love working with kids or adults, schools or business groups, social groups or communities of any size.

I teach a variety of collective creativity experiences in the form of mural making. I've worked with youth groups, business teams, and communities. These experiences require no prerequisite from the group, I facilitate it all and get everyone working together and having fun to make something beautiful and that tells a story. 

I also give talks about the importance of art, culture, creativity, arts and activism, and the history of street art. 

Interested in booking me for an event for group project? Contact me here!