Oakland-based visual artist Alicia McCarthy originally made the intricate image for this card using liquid pencil on found wood. In letterpress form, the image is subtly textured and really vibrates! Use it to send positive vibes out into the world.
- ALICIA MCCARTHY
Alicia McCarthy’s delicate abstract paintings embrace a punk/folk aesthetic that combines the street culture of San Francisco with forms of folk art. Made with humble, non-art materials such as house paint and discarded wood, McCarthy’s work recalls the intricate patterns of démodé textiles. The artist is a core figure of the Mission School, a movement beginning in the early 1990s in the Mission District of San Francisco. Her ever-honest artworks continue to evolve essential components of the School’s character.
McCarthy lives and works in Oakland, California where she was born in 1969. She was the recipient of the 2013 Artadia Award, San Francisco. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994 and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting/Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, and the New York Studio Program, New York, NY. In 2007 she received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. McCarthy has exhibited her work in New York, California, and internationally and is the recipient of awards from Headlands Center for the Arts and New Langton Art in San Francisco, California.
More of Alicia McCarthy's work can be found here.