Erin Zhao, Mission Gráfica Resident Artist

Current Artist in Residency: Haoyun Erin Zhao

Haoyun Erin Zhao is a multidisciplinary artist based in California who works in the art forms of printmaking, painting, mural, and installation. Interactions of color, shape, and material play a pivotal role in the artist’s work that she utilizes to create unique sensations and resemble psychological changes that respond to the complexity of human perceptions.

Zhao received her BFA from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is the recent recipient of Hearts in SF Project by Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, Edition/Basel Printmaking Residency in Switzerland, Kala Art Institute Artist in Residence, Mission Gráfica Printmaking Residency, In Cahoots Residency, Thousand-Island Lake Art Project and etc.

The artist’s work has been published in various magazines and exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs at venues such as de Young Museum, Art Santa Fe Contemporary Art Fair, International Print Center New York, Galerie Kuchling Berlin, Sanchez Art Center, Glass Rice Gallery, The Compound Gallery Oakland and etc. Her work is in the collections of Guizhou Minzu (Nationalities) University in China, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw and etc.

About our Artist in Residency Program

Mission Gráfica’s Artist in Residency Program is designed to provide a creative environment for emerging and mid-career artists. Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in printmaking.

The residency will be from one to 4 months depending on the needs of the artist and the availability of the studio. Artists must have a clear objective for the time of their residency. Mission Gráfica’s facilities support several printmaking techniques, including intaglio, monoprint, relief, and screen-print.

Residents will be required to teach one workshop and to donate 5 prints to the MCCLA Archive. Additional teaching opportunities may be available but not required. Artists will have free use of all printmaking studio equipment and storage for their supplies.

Hours of the studio are Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Applications should include a letter of intent, resume, and 10 to 15 piece portfolio in digital format along with two recent letters of recommendation.

Send Applications to:

Mission Gráfica
Attention to: Marsha Shaw, Mission Gráfica Coordinator
Print Residency
2868 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94121