[UPDATE: This story was originally published on July 19.]
In a city like San Francisco, you find inspiration lurking around essentially every hilly curve. In fact, this town is so rife with creativity and noteworthy talent that our local art community might soon be sending spots like L.A. and NYC some stiff competition.
So, naturally, we’re amped to shine the spotlight on 12 artists whose names you don’t see plastered on street-side banners and buses along every downtown street…yet. These are the underground makers influencing the budding S.F. contemporary-art scene from the ground up—and we think it's only right that you meet them all in a totally intimate way. Which is why we roamed around town to peek into their studios and galleries to document the inspiration, environment, and personal style behind each creative. Ready for some major insight into some of S.F.’s coolest creators? Get to clickin' (and buying)!
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile