Artist in Residence
STAR Welcomes the 2014-15 Artist in Residence: Ron Moultrie Saunders.
STAR welcomes Ron Saunders, an established local BVHP professional artist whom we have invited to be our first professional, established artist to our AIR program. This year STAR introduces a new aspect to the program with an alternate year "invitation-only" policy offered to established, mid to late career, professional exhibiting artists. In alternate years, we will continue the practice a call for applications from emerging BVHP community artists as we have done in the past. The next emerging artist "call for applications" will be in Sept. 2014 for the 2015 AIR program.
We welcome Ron as the incoming 2014 STAR Artist in Residence. We expect to have an intro event for him in January or February 2014, as well as an artist talk and presentation of work from Kristine Mays - our outgoing AIR recipient. Kristine has been a great asset to the HPS artist community during her residency here. We will all miss her and and have enjoyed having her energy and amazing work done here at the Point.
More about Ron Saunders:
Ron Moultrie Saunders is a San Francisco-based photographic artist, landscape architect and teacher. Born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, he moved to San Francisco in 1982, after receiving his Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Between 1983 and 2001 he took photography workshops with Ruth Bernhard, Cole Weston, Mark Citret and Frank Espada. Ron M. Saunders' pushes the boundaries of traditional photography by working without a camera to create cameraless images, photograms. This 19th century process has an immediacy, rawness and truth that is not found in images created with a camera. He places elements such as water, plants, ropes and the human figure on the surface of light sensitive photographic paper and, exposes it to light to create a shadowy silhouette image. His current photographic projects, "The Secret Life of Plants" and "Someday We'll All Be Free" focus on the essence of life by exploring the hidden dimensions of the plants and man's connection to the natural environment. Saunders work is in the San Francisco Arts Commission collection and he is currently working on a commission for the San Francisco Public Library, Bayview Branch. His work has been exhibited throughout the US including "The Secret Life of Plants" a solo show (CordenPotts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010), "Exposed: Today's Photography/Yesterday's Technology" (San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 2010), "Measure of Time" (Oakland Museum of California at City Center, 2009), "SCAR TISSUE" (Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI, 2006), and "Self-Exposure: The Male Nude Self-Portrait" (Clamp Art, New York, NY, 2005).
More about Ron at his website here: www.ronmsaunders.com