Artist Interviews

SFMOMA is committed to partnering with the most forward-thinking artists of our time and bringing their visions to life. Here, in their own words, many of these artists share their creative process and their stories.
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JR on The Chronicles of San Francisco
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Suzanne Lacy: Women fight back
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Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here
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Rodney McMillian on home and history
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The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
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Vija Celmins: Saying the unsayable
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Vija Celmins on her life in (and out of) the studio
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Hung Liu on guns, art, history, forced labor, and taboos
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Etel Adnan on art and urgency
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Etel Adnan on lightning-strike paintings and words as gestures
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Kerry Tribe on empathy in health care
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O Grivo’s sculptural orchestra
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Bea Nettles’s photographic tarot deck
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Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules
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Isamu Noguchi: There’s no such thing as time
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Judy Chicago: The Female aesthetic
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Sean McFarland: Landscape photography as failed record
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Sean McFarland’s metaphysical way of looking
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How ORFN’s graffiti inspires Alicia McCarthy
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Alicia McCarthy: Visually listening to bands of colors
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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s biometric portraiture
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Lindsey White: How humor threatens us
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Liam Everett: The art of obstruction
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Christina Kubisch: Discovering new sounds
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Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: The slipperiness of sound
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Richard T. Walker on landscape and desire
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Larry Sultan discovers his family through photography
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Journey through the soundscape of a boiler room with Bill Fontana
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Bill Fontana: The makings of a sound sculptor
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Anselm Kiefer: “My paintings change”
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Park McArthur: Places of commemoration
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Robert Frank as a young artist
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Will Rogan's Mediums channel artists lost to time
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Lieko Shiga on Kitakama village and the 2011 tsunami
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Tomás Saraceno: Building “future flying cities” with spiders
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Anselm Kiefer: History is a clay
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William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time
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Marco Breuer: Pushing the boundaries of photography
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Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Janded: Between two cultures
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Ursula von Rydingsvard on sculpture and ancestry
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Sohei Nishino’s maps trace more than the city
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Bruce Conner: It’s All True
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Nobuyoshi Araki: Journey through life and death
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Akiyoshi Taniguchi’s meditations on photography
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Rinko Kawauchi contemplates the small mysteries of life
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Tomoko Sawada’s self-portraits create familiar characters
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Eikoh Hosoe: Does photography reflect truth?
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Nobuyoshi Araki’s “more is more” approach to photography
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Daido Moriyama on the essence of photography
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Kikuji Kawada on the Atomic Bomb Dome and postwar Japan
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