Pivot members have opportunities to engage with talented SFAI artists and their work, and talk about the issues that matter to you — through curated, behind-the-scenes convenings, conversations, and cocktails throughout the year.
In 2020, SFAI will be hosting intimate monthly gatherings that feature a presentation by an SFAI Resident and a conversation about their work and process— exclusively for Pivot Members. See the complete list of upcoming events below, all events will be held in the SFAI Lounge.

Pivot Membership Benefits

By becoming a Pivot Member, you will receive the following in 2020:

  • Membership package with original artwork and commemorative pin
  • Invitations to SFAI behind-the-scenes events with our artists, staff, and board
  • Invitations to our annual supporters’ party hosted by Executive Director Jamie Blosser
  • Discounted tickets to special events
  • Discounted pricing on workshops and SFAI Alumni Trips (SFAI-AT)

Pivot Membership Sign-up

Click on the Pivot Membership button below to make a one-time payment or sign-up to donate monthly. Membership is for supporters who give $1,000 or more, or $500 for young professionals. You will receive a welcome packet detailing upcoming events and your benefits following your Membership donation!

Pivot Membership Sign-up
Please note that all onsite Pivot events have been temporarily postponed. SFAI will notify Pivot Members of updates regarding Pivot Receptions once this information becomes available.

January Pivot: Ashley Khirea Wahba / 1.15.20

Ashley Khirea Wahba is an Egyptian-American artist working primarily in jewelry and digital media. Her work addresses notions of identity, ownership, reclamation, and resistance, often in conversation with memetics. She is interested in the role of reference culture and how layers of signaling manifest as a language that traverses URL and IRL. Learn more >

February Pivot: Carol Zou / 2.12.20

When Carol Zou was growing up in subsidized university housing as the child of first-generation Chinese immigrants, she read The Fledgling by Jane Langton and convinced the rest of the children in the apartment complex that if they practiced hard enough, they could collectively learn how to fly.  Learn more >

March Pivot: Stacy Scibelli / 3.11.20

Stacy Scibelli is an artist and designer originally from New York. Stacy has participated as an Artist in Residence at Mass MOCA, the Boston Center for the Arts, Intercultural Odysseys in San Ramon, Costa Rica, and Otis College of Art in Los Angeles. Learn more >

May Pivot: Aymar Ccopacatty / 5.13.20

Artist Aymar Ccopacatty began artistic explorations into the uses of recycled materials while studying sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design, later settling on colorful plastic bags from the U.S. and his birthplace in Peru as prime creative material. Aymar makes colorful collage images and plastic textiles that reflect the daily consumption of modern life, often using traditional textile techniques inherited from his native Aymara family. Learn more >

June Pivot: Katherine Behar / 6.10.20

Katherine Behar is an interdisciplinary artist and critical theorist of new media whose works exploring gender and labor in contemporary digital culture have appeared throughout North America and Europe. She is known for projects that mix low and high technologies to create hybrid forms that are by turns humorous and sensuous. Learn more >

July Pivot: Ahree Lee / 7.15.20

Ahree Lee is a multi-media artist working in video, photography, sound and interactive installations. Lee received her B.A. from Yale University and M.F.A. from Yale School of Art. Her many commissions include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the 01SJ Biennial, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, the 2006 International Short Film Festival in Leuven, Belgium; the International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca and the Sundance Channel. Learn more >

September Pivot: Misael Soto / 9.9.20

Misael Soto’s practice interrogates and subverts contextually associated everyday objects and systemic roles, disrupting and manipulating space, systems, and frameworks. The time-based and ephemeral work involves interventions made upon existing objects, performative activations, institutional mediations, and is, more often than not, a combination of these elements. Pointing to truths found within the equivocal and disturbing presumed permanence are foundational goals. Learn more >

October Pivot: Leora Fridman / 10.14.20

Kerry Ann Lee is an artist, designer and educator from Aotearoa, New Zealand who creates multi-media installations, print and image-based works that are site-specific and socially engaged. As Creative Director of Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui 2018 and Senior Lecturer at Massey University College of Creative Arts (CoCA), Lee works with diverse communities through collaborative projects, mentoring and public programmes. Learn more >

November Pivot: Kate Watson-Wallace / 11.11.20

Kate Watson-Wallace is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of choreography, installation, design, healing and social practice. Learn more >