Past Exhibitions

On view October 24 - November 1, 2018
Gallery 2 Program Hub
Installation + one night event acknowledging the one year anniversary of the 2017 North Bay Wildfires Bob Van Breda’s Car Candelabra sculpture—commemorating the 44 lives lost to the devastating North Bay wildfires— was presented as a week-long temporary installation in… MORE→
January 27–May 27, 2018
Galleries 1 + 2
Unfolding in two parts throughout 2018, Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times addresses concerns of the present social and political climate through a radical new model of experimentation and inquiry. Assembling a diverse intergenerational mix of artists with ties… MORE→
October 26, 2016 - October 15, 2017
Gallery 1
Extended! New closing date: October 15, 2017 Begun by Rene di Rosa in the early 1960s, the di Rosa collection spans the last six decades and includes significant works by many of the region’s most noteworthy artists. The collection not only… MORE→
April 16–October 2, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition explores the work of Paul Kos and reflects on the San Francisco-based artist’s longstanding engagement with the Western landscape, from his native Wyoming to his second home in the California Sierras. Throughout his career, Kos (b. 1942) has… MORE→
February 6 - April 3, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery
Amy Balkin et al., Amanda Eicher, Pablo Guardiola, Cybele Lyle, Robert Minervini, Trevor Paglen, Elizabeth Sims The natural environment serves as medium and muse for the seven artists in Radical Landscapes who reflect on a range of larger concerns including… MORE→
February 3 - April 10, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery
Ned Kahn’s playful and mysterious artworks emerge from a confluence of science and art. Inspired by atmospheric physics, geology, astronomy, and fluid motion, Kahn seeks to enable viewers to observe and interact with natural processes. Flowing water, fog, sand, and… MORE→
October 31, 2015 - January 24, 2016
Gatehouse Gallery
Born in Los Angeles in 1937, conceptual artist Robert Kinmont spent his early years outside the small rural town of Bishop, California, before settling in Sonoma, his home of over 30 years. The artist’s approach and process have continuously been… MORE→
October 7-15, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
Get a sneak peek at the artwork featured in the live and silent auctions at di Rosa’s 14th Annual Benefit Art Auction: di Party di Rosa. As di Rosa’s largest fundraiser of the year, the event is known for its… MORE→
August 1 - September 27, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition explores how technology is rapidly changing the human experience by prompting a reengagement with the corporeal. Inspired by a number of artists activating relationships between the body and the world at large, Body Talk presents works in performance,… MORE→
July 29 - September 27, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
Squeak Carnwath (b. 1947) has been fiercely committed to painting for decades. A well-known Bay Area artist, Carnwath often combines layers of words and images, fragments of things she comes across in daily life, in her work. Her paintings are… MORE→
May 9 - July 19, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition explores the continuing legacy of humor and absurdity in Bay Area art through the lens of a new generation of artists. In an increasingly fraught social and political context—both locally and abroad—many artists have turned to comedy to… MORE→
March 4 - July 26, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
Peter Saul‘s lush and masterfully rendered paintings have been admired and derided far and wide for more than 50 years. A San Francisco native, Saul (b. 1934) has charted his own candy-colored course from California to Paris to Austin to… MORE→
February 7 - April 26, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
Lending an outsider perspective to the limitless bounds of the American West, Richard T. Walker explores the complex intersections of language, music, and the human condition amidst the backdrop of the natural environment. Informed by a range of influences—from the… MORE→
November 1, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
In a moment when technology reigns, and remarkable images can be generated with the push of a button, the relevance of painting persists. The Presence of the Present explores new work by Teresa Baker, Liam Everett, and Leslie Shows—three accomplished… MORE→
October 29, 2014 - March 1 2015
Gatehouse Gallery
Bay Area artist Viola Frey (1933-2004) is perhaps best known for her larger than life figurative ceramic sculptures, many of which can be seen scattered throughout the di Rosa landscape. This exhibition focuses on lesser known aspects of Frey’s oeuvre… MORE→
August 2 - September 28, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
Taking its title from the two components of binary code, ONES AND ZEROS presents work by a group of contemporary artists from the Bay Area who are reflecting on the digital revolution and its infiltration into our lives. While many… MORE→
July 18 - October 5, 2014
OFFSITE: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
di Rosa is one of 15 regional arts organizations selected to participate in YBCA’s triennial Bay Area Now 7 (BAN7). For the exhibition, di Rosa commissioned San Francisco-based artist and filmmaker Floris Schönfeld to create an alternative creation myth of… MORE→
May 10 - September 28, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition highlights a selection of works from di Rosa’s permanent collection by conceptual ceramist Jim Melchert. Melchert’s unique method of dropping prefabricated ceramic tiles and reassembling them into new forms became one of his most well-known contributions to the… MORE→
May 10 - July 20, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
Through a range of media, Desirée Holman explores the overlap of New Age mysticism and science fiction and the iconography associated with these realms—including aliens, auras, and time travelers—to examine the space where fantasy can reveal truth. Sophont in Action emerges from… MORE→
February 22 - April 27, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition presents work by two Bay Area-based artists who share a fascination with the overlooked and the unfamiliar. Elisheva Biernoff investigates possible narratives through trompe l’oeil renderings of found and invented artifacts such as postcards and vintage photographs. Floris… MORE→
February 12 - April 27, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
A selection of works by ceramicist and sculptor Richard Shaw, highlighting the artist’s exceptional capacity for deception and revelation. The works on view reveal the skill, humor, and hyperrealism that placed Shaw at the forefront of contemporary ceramics. Read the… MORE→
January 18 - April 27, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
In the years since Bruce Conner’s 2008 death, the enigmatic Bay Area artist’s identity and mythology continue to evolve. For this exhibition, San Francisco-based collective Will Brown will work with previous Bruce Conner collaborators Anon, Anonymous, Anonymouse, Justin Kase, Erni… MORE→
November 2, 2013 - February 9, 2014
Gatehouse Gallery
Inspired by a seminal work in the di Rosa collection by William T. Wiley, Beatnik Meteors presents an exciting group of contemporary regional artists who share an interest in creating platforms for collaborative work. Reflecting on a distinct moment in… MORE→
July 13 - September 22, 2013
Gatehouse Gallery
This exhibition presents four of the Sacramento region’s most distinctive sculptors: Nathan Cordero, Julia Couzens, Chris Daubert, and Dave Lane. What these artists share is an uncompromising embrace of the conceptual tradition, creating works that reveal a rough-hewn beauty; a… MORE→
April 27 - June 30, 2013
Gatehouse Gallery
This solo exhibition by photographer Linda Connor features two seemingly divergent bodies of work. Presented as large-scale photographs, some printed on silk, Dark Forces reveals Connor’s fascination with the time worn monasteries encountered in Tibet and Northern India. The Olson… MORE→
February 9 - April 14, 2013
Gatehouse Gallery
di Rosa’s biennial juried MFA exhibition features artists who recently completed their Master of Fine Art degrees at Bay Area art schools and colleges. Selected artists Llewelynn Fletcher, Chris Fraser, Jacqueline Gordon, Camilla Newhagen, Chelsea Pegram, and Angie Wilson explore… MORE→
November 3 - January 27, 2013
Gatehouse Gallery
Between 1955 and 1965, San Francisco’s upper Fillmore District was an important, locus of creative ferment and home to a remarkable and eclectic group of painters, poets, and musicians who changed the course of American art. This exhibition features work… MORE→
June 16 - September 23, 2012
Gatehouse Gallery
Curated by Anne Veh, Entering the Wild features the work of contemporary artists who share a reverence for the natural world. On view are sculptures and drawings by Jane Rosen, photographs by Lukas Felzmann and Richard Whittaker, photographic and video… MORE→
March 3 - June 10, 2012
Gatehouse Gallery
di Rosa’s New Work series offers the public an opportunity to encounter new and recent works by important Bay Area artists. As a painter, Hung Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to a more… MORE→
October 29 - February 18, 2012
Gatehouse Gallery
Looking at You Looking at Me brings together an intriguing group of artworks from the di Rosa collection that provoke conversation about the ways we look at each other, the implications of being the subject of a gaze, and the… MORE→