TOPHER MAKA

Fine Artist (SF)

Born in Paterson, NJ. Lives in San Francisco, CA.

 

EDUCATION

2017     B.S. Visual Communication & Design, San Francisco State University

2013     A.A. Arts & Humanities, City College of San Francisco

 

FUTURE/CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

2017     Upcoming Exhibit - Bay Area, CA (December 2017)

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017     Grounded Beef 2.0 (Grand Bison Art Collective Exhibit) - 2 Blocks of Art (6th St.), San Francisco, CA

2017     UNDSCVRD SF (w/Epekto Art Projects) -  The SF Mint, San Francisco, CA.

2017     UxI III: Keep Pushin', SOMArts. San Francisco, CA

2017     Asian Images 2017 -  Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

2017     APA Heritage Month Kickoff -  KPIX 5, San Francisco, CA.

2017     Burnt Rice - Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center, Hilo, HI

 

2016     Burnt Rice - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA

2016     APAture: 2016 - Here - Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA

2016     United Artists for SOMA - Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, CA

2016     Grounded Beef (Grand Bison Art Collective Exhibit) - 2 Blocks of Art (6th St.), San Francisco, CA

2016     URBAN X INDIGENOUS: Remember Our Place? - SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2016     Arts Alive Ingleside Banner Unveiling - SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2016     Y No Nos Vamos (And We're Not Leaving) - Gallery del Grotto, San Francisco, CA

 

2015     Organized Chaos - Fleetwood, San Francisco, CA

2015     28th Annual Stillwell Exhibition - SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Some Kinda Art Show - Cumaica, Excelsior, San Francisco, CA

2015     Buhay: Alive & Well - SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA

2015     Chop-Sueyed: Against All Odds - Paolo Mejia Art Gallery & Design Studio, San Francisco, CA

2015     Now is It - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, CA

2015     Mag Kwento - Pampalasa, San Francisco, CA

2015     APAture 2015: Future Tense - Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Bio Logic - Storefront @ 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

2015     Staff Artist Feature - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Kaleidoscope (Design Show) - SFSU Jack Adams Hall, San Francisco, CA

2015     Inside Out - Sublevel Art Collaborative, Sugar Cafe, San Francisco, CA

2015     Missed Connections - Sublevel Art Collaborative, Sugar Cafe, San Francisco, CA

2015     Cycles - Inks of Truth Collective, Rainbow Bubble Laundry, San Francisco, CA

2015     Distinct Margins -  Kezar Pizzetta, San Francisco, CA

2015     Time & Space - Sublevel Art Collaborative, Sugar Cafe, San Francisco, CA

2015     Other - Hotel Biron: Art Gallery & Wine Bar, San Francisco, CA

 

2014     Moksha Market - Geddis Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014     I Dream of... - Incline Gallery & Artik/Civil Academy, San Francisco, CA & Freiburg/Berlin

2014     Black & White -  Hotel Biron: Art Gallery & Wine Bar, San Francisco, CA

2014     Stillwell Exhibition -  SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Local Work -  Kezar Pizzetta (Dual-Show with Alan Khum), San Francisco, CA

2014     2014 Fall Open Studio @ Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios, San Francisco, CA

2014     Remix -  Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Scholarship Award Exhibition -  Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Postcard Art Project - The Firehouse Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2014     Arts & Beats - Terra Gallery (Mer), San Francisco, CA

2014     Chillin' Productions Anniversary Show - Wonderland SF at Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA

2014     Illustrator Show -  Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

2014     Selfie -  CCSC Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Art Exposition - SFSU Fine Arts Building, San Francisco, CA

2014     Hello City 2014 -  Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

 

2013     Macabre Curios -  CCSC Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     Salon des Refuses -  SFSU Fine Arts Building, San Francisco, CA

2013     The Comic Show -  Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

2013     Beauty is in the Eye of the Beerholder -  Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

2013     Education is Liberation - City College of San Francisco

2011     1st Annual Pilipino Komiks Expo -  Manilatown Heritage Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2011     Leaves Exhibit - Starbucks (4th & Brannan, San Francisco, CA)

 

COMMUNITY ARTS

2016     KalayaanSF  - Union Square, San Francisco, CA

2016     Arts Banners on Ocean Avenue Project - Arts Alive Ingleside, San Francisco, CA

2015     Visitacion Valley Festival - Visitacion Valley Connections, San Francisco, CA

2015     Fil-Am History Month Celebration - Daly City, CA

2015     Stop Pretending - 2 Blocks of Art | Urban Solutions, SF Barber College, San Francisco, CA

2015     Transforming Art Into Action: Reclaiming Our City - SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2014     Beatshop Labs & TFS Present: Summer Beat Battle - MCCLA, San Francisco, CA

2013     Beatshop Labs Fundraiser - MCCLA -  (Live Painting), San Francisco, CA

2009     Recyclable Art Lids - Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

 

MURALS

2015     Pampalasa, 1261 Folsom St (San Francisco, CA)

2015     Rainbow Bubble Laundry, w/ Inks of Truth Collective (San Francisco, CA)

 

CURATORIAL WORK

2017     Daily Acts -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017     Shakin' Systems -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     We've Been Here -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Being Pacific -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

RECOGNITION

2017     Asian Images 2017 - Honorarium, AASA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (May)

2016     Asian Journal - Featured Artist (Article) - Asian Journal, San Francisco, CA (Nov. 10, 2016)

2014     The Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship in Painting (Recipient)

 

PRESS/PRINT

2017     Asian Pacifc American Heritage Month Kickoff - KPIX 5, San Francisco, CA

2016     Asian Journal - Featured Artist (Article) - Asian Journal, San Francisco, CA

2016     The Guardsman - "Art is the Wave that Teaches the Island’s culture" - By Karen A. Sanchez

2016     Golden Gate Xpress - "Exhibition Explores Pacific Islander Narrative" - By Mariana Raschke

2016     Asia Week SF - "'First Fridays' at OACC Celebrates Filipino American Heritage Month"

2016     Golden Gate Xpress - "New Art Exhibit Commemorates Resistance of Filipino People" - By Courtnee Briggs

2014     Transfer Magazine - Issue 108 as the "Featured Artist" - Published artwork spread

2014     Rogue Particles Magazine - Published artwork

2014     SF Bay CA - Article "Selfies shine as art in SF State exhibit." By Daniel A. Nelson

2011     WSP Anthology Magazine (CCSF Publication) - Published artwork - May Issue

2011     Forum Magazine (CCSF Publication) - Published artwork - May Issue

 

EXHIBITION DESIGN INSTALLATION

2017     Daily Acts -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017     Shakin' Systems (The Black Mail Collective) -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     We've Been Here -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Being Pacific -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Lost Between Boundaries -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Mind.full -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     YAXhibition 2016 -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Re/Action -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Upcycled -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Inspiration Wall Designs -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Incarceration to Liberation -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     We Arrived: A Collective Reflection on Immigration -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Enduring Power -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Colored Warnings -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     YAXhibition: Capture, Build, Stitch, Perform -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Occuprint -  AS Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     T-9 Minutes and Counting -  ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Watershed Moments -  ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Quoting Ourselves -  ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Distinct Margins -  Kezar Pizzetta, San Francisco, CA

2015     Gentrification - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Coming Home - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Local Work -  Kezar Pizzetta, San Francisco, CA

2014     Global Lives Project - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     The Rose that Grew from the Concrete - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     If Elvis Presley was the King, Who was James Brown? - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Growing Gestures - ASI Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     Stillwell Student Exhibition - SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     Salon Des Refuses Pop-Up Exhibition - The Fine Arts Building, San Francisco, CA

2013     The Illuminated Library - SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL ART PRACTICE

2017     Manager & Curator, AS Art Gallery,  San Francisco, CA (August 2016 to May 2017)

2016     APAture GPC, Kearny Street Workshop,  San Francisco, CA

2015     Assistant Manager, AS Art Gallery,  San Francisco, CA

2014     Art Preparator/Gallery Assistant, CCSC/ASI Art Gallery,  San Francisco, CA

2013     Art Preparator/Gallery Assistant, ART 619, SFSU Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     Gallery Greeter, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

ARTIST GROUPS/COLLECTIVES

Grand Bison

Epekto Art Projects

Inks of Truth

 

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