Category: 21 Grams, the Weight of Souls

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Kacy (K): Hi Guy! Thank you so much for being here and sharing some of your stories with us. Can you start by telling me your name? And what kind of art do you do?

Guy (G): My name is Guy Campbell. I work primarily in imagery, and I also have a house and a gallery. The house has kind of been my work of art. I've pretty much spent all my creative energy there in the last 10 years or so. But I've gotten more back into photography, especially since the pandemic. I've had more time to work on experiments that I've wanted to do.

K: Can you tell me more about your house, and how would you describe your house/ gallery as an art project?

G: Okay. Sure. I bought the house in 2011 ...

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Courtney Griffith is a San Francisco based artist originally from San Diego, California. She studied painting at Santa Clara University, California and Syracuse University at Florence, Italy. In addition to a degree in fine arts, she also has a degree in mathematics. Many see the two fields of study as opposite, but she sees them as similar in a sense that they both deal with abstract thinking.

Griffith is primarily interested in exploring the concept of ephemerality. through images of decomposition and the use of natural dyes, handmade ...

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Makiko Harris was born in Breda, The Netherlands - and after stints in Tokyo, Boston, New York and Sonoma, CA - now lives and works in San Francisco. She studied Philosophy and Studio Art at Tufts University (B.A. 2011), focusing on Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, and Feminist Philosophy. After graduation, she continued her studio art education at the California College of Arts in San Francisco and studied with Patrick Dintino and Mel Prest. Makiko has worked in the fashion, music, and design industries - and in addition to making art, she runs her own digital ...

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Hunter Franks creates ways for people to share introspections, hear other people’s stories, and reimagine social norms. His practice encompasses community-based public art, visual work, writing, and installation. He shares cultural commentary and conducts actions that display that we are all far more similar than we are different. As people begin to contemplate their own role in shaping culture, they begin to reimagine the possibilities present for connection, empathy, love, and joy within their own lives, their neighborhood, and their city.

His projects include a 500 person dinner on a freeway, a ...

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Joshua Solis is hispanic, born in December 27, 1978, from Santa Maria, CA, second generation in the US, first-generation with a college education. He was raised Catholic and was inculcated his parents’ cultural values and traditions. In Spring of 2017, he was able to achieve the degree of MASTER OF FINE ART in sculpture at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. He now says with pride; He embraces his past which has guided him, step by step, into the artist he is today.

His practice is interdisciplinary, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ...

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Rafael Bustillos was born and raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. In May of 2018, Rafael obtained a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. While his time at SFAI, Rafael created work with photography, ceramics, and paintings. He is currently making painting and sculptures by using utilitarian material that are commonly used to build homes.


Kacy (K): Hi Rafael, thank you so much for being here! How would you describe your art to someone who doesn't know you yet?

Rafael (R): I like to talk ...

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Sandra Liu was born in San Diego, California in 1996. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting with a Concentration in animation from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2018. Sandra has exhibited in Baltimore, Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, and Chicago including shows at Cardinal Space in Baltimore, MD and Willow Street Gallery in Washington D.C. She was a 2018 XL Catlin Art Prize selected artist, and her work traveled nationally from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA to Linda Warren Projects in Chicago, IL, to the New York ...


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