Akira Beard

 akirabeard@gmail.com  

akirabeard.com

 

Education

2004 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. BFA Painting and Drawing.

1998-99 University of California, Berkeley. BA Japanese (incomplete)

1998 Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA. AS General Social Science

Teaching Experience

2011-2013 Fine Art Anatomy Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2010-2012 Fashion Illustration Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2009-2015 Artist Instructor, Art With Elders (Not for Profit Organization), San Francisco, CA

Residencies

2017 Chichester, NY, Succulent Studios NY

2016 La Maska, France 

2016 Tulum, Mexico, Succulent Studios NY

2015 Lima, Peru, Succulent Studios NY

Curatorial Projects

2014 ‘The Spirit Show’, The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA

2009 ‘Art With Elders Art Show’, East Apartments, San Francisco, CA

2009 ‘The What is Art, Art Show’, Art Club, San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions

2017

‘The Artist is the Medium’, 2 person show, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA

‘Depiction’, 1810 Gallery, group show, Sacramento, CA.  

‘Portrait Group Show’, Mirus Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Art Street’, Public Art Installation, Sacramento, CA. 

‘Life Drawing’, 1810 Gallery, Solo Show, Sacramento, CA. (August)

2016

‘Benefit for Haiti’, Mirus Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco, CA

2015

Governor’s Ball Project, Governor’s Island, NY. group installation, New York, NY

‘Psych Beauty’, Ruby Bird Studios, 2 person show, Brooklyn, NY

‘3 Amigos’, Stefano’s Tatto Gallery, group show, Lima, Peru

‘Triumvirate’, Gauntlet Gallery,group show, San Francisco, CA

‘12x12’, Gauntlet Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

 2014

‘Cherry Blast’, Art Wino, group show, Richmond, VA

‘Akira Beard’s Inadvertent Solo Show’, Succulent Studios, solo show, Brooklyn, NY

‘Night of the Fiends’, I Heart North Beach Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘In Dreams’, Spoke Art Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Art Tour’, Hotel D’Artes with the Method Makers,  group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Olympus’, Modern Eden Gallery,  group show, San Francisco, CA  

‘Closing Show’, Hotel D’Artes with the Method Makers, group show, San Francisco, CA 

‘Vitriol’, Doc’s Lab, publication release with Quiet Lightning, San Francisco, CA

‘Grotesque’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Half the Truth’, 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

2013

‘Fiction’, Modern Eden Gallery,  group show, San Francisco,CA

‘Confluence’, Fifty24SF, group show, SanFrancisco, CA

‘The Life Show’, The Emerald Tablet, solo show, SanFrancisco, CA 

’TAPIA’, LA Indy Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

RedBull Art Curates, Public Works, winner of juried competition, San Francisco, CA

Art Scope, RedBull Curates/ Arts Fund SF, Group Exhibition, Miami, FL

‘Gallery Crawl Nightlife’,The Academy of Science, group show, San Francisco, CA 

‘New Year’s Art’, The West Inn, live painting event, San Francisco, CA

‘Scorsese’, Spoke Art Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Tarot: Art of Fortune’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Deconstruct’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Counterfeits’, Ian Ross Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA 

‘The Language of Flowers’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA 

‘12x12’, Gauntlet Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Mill Valley Film Festival’, Rafael Film Center, group show, San Rafael, CA

 2012

‘G40’, Art Whino, group show, Richmond, VA

‘Notorious’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Franisco, CA

‘Fall 2012: Showroom’, Driftwood Salon, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Dark Art: A Tribute to Metal’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA 

‘Menagerie’, Modern Eden Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

’TL Calendar Release Show’, Public Beauty Salon, group show, San Francisco, CA 

‘Nevermore’, Gauntlet Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Mosaic: Asian Heritage Celebration’,111 Minna Gallery,group show, San Francisco, CA   

’Benefit for SPCA Animal Shelters’, Kokoro Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

Gallery 454, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Moleskin’, Spoke Art Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

2011

‘Freedom’, Gallery 454, group show, San Francisco, CA

Red Bull Curates, 941 Gallery, live painting event, San Francisco, CA 

‘Bad Dads II’, Spoke Art Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘American Iconomics’, Shooting Gallery, 2 person show, SanFrancisco, CA 

‘I Heart SF’, Driftwood Salon, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘The ArtOfficial Truth’, Project One, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Warhol Reimagined’, Project One Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Sketch for Japan’, Project One Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

’TL Calendar Release Show’, Public Barber Salon, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Dark Spectrum’, Oakland Art Murmur, group show, Oakland, CA

2010

‘As They See It’, 941 Geary, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Bad Dads’, Spoke Art Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA.  

‘Winter Group Show’, White Walls, group show, SanFrancisco, CA

‘New Territory’, Shooting Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘So Much is Burning’, Gallery Heist, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Benefit Haiti: Architecture for Humanity’, SomArts, group show, San Francisco, CA

2009

‘Bike Show’, Ever Gold Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Winter Group Show’, WhiteWalls Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Live Painting’, WhiteWalls Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘The Art of Akira’, Pure Beauty, solo show, San Francisco, CA 

‘Sketch Tuesday’, 111 Minna, group show, San Francisco, CA

’Neighborhoods of SF’, 111 Minna, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘C3/KMNDZ/Akira’, Shooting Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘No More War’, Space Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

‘Coaliton on Homlessness Annual Benefit Show’, SomArts, group charity show, San Francisco, CA

2007

The Oxen Rose, group show, San Francisco, CA

Triple Base Gallery, group show, SanFrancisco, CA

2006

Boontling Gallery, Oakland, CA. Group Exhibition

Group Show White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Live Painting Group Exhibition, White Walls, San Francisco, CA

‘X-mas Art Show’, Space Gallery, group show, San Francisco, CA

2005

‘Comfortable?’, Academy of Art University, 2 person show, San Francisco, CA