1639 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Since its inception Rena Bransten Gallery, founded by Rena Bransten in 1974, has sought to define its artistic program by including both established and emerging artists whose work engages with contemporary social and cultural climates. While originally focusing on ceramic sculpture by California artists, the physical gallery space and scope of exhibitions soon expanded to include a multidisciplinary program – all the while sustaining a deep rooted connection to the crafted object. Now, over thirty years later, the gallery continues to exhibit both national and international contemporary artists in one person and thematic exhibitions which maintain a dialog with other galleries, museums, and curators. In 2014, the gallery relocated from 77 Geary Street, its home of 27 years, to a project-oriented space in San Francisco’s Civic Center district. Re-opening as Rena Bransten Projects, the focus of the program has expanded to include site-specific installations and explorations of non-traditional exhibition models, while continuing as a traditional gallery space with rotating exhibitions.
Ruth Asawa, John Bankston, Dawoud Bey, Edward Burtynsky, Tony DeLap, Dennis Gallagher, Rupert Garcia, Doug Hall, Don Ed Hardy, Matthias Hoch, Candida Hofer, Eirik Johnson, Jun Kaneko, Bovey Lee, Hung Liu, Nathan Lynch, Robert Minervini, Vik Muniz, Joseph Park, Sam Perry, Robb Putnam, Amparo Sard, Jennie Smith, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Lava Thomas, Kumie Tsuda, Tara Tucker, Marci Washington, John Waters, Henry Wessel, Fred Wilson, and Lead Pencil Studio.