Francesca Pastine is an artist, teacher, and curator who was born in New York and currently lives in San Francisco. Her paintings, which are the result of intense focus on craft, material, and the presence of the hand, have been exhibited at many venues in the Bay Area and beyond, including Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco; Thomas McCormick Gallery in Chicago; James Harris Gallery in Seattle; the Mills College Art Museum; the Oakland Art Gallery in Oakland; The Institute of Contemporary art in San Jose; The Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe; the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek;
and the Sofia City Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In addition to her studio practice, she is active in the arts community. She curated Over Easy: Savoring the Feminine, at Gallery 1078 in Chico, California and cocurated Sight Unseen at the Walter Gallery in San Francisco. She participated in
Reflection: Day Without Art 2000, a large-scale installation in the San Francisco Art
Institute's courtyard. She has acted as a juror for the Diego Rivera Gallery and The San Francisco Women's Gallery. She is a past member of the San Francisco Art Institute's Artists Committee.
Francesca has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Diablo Valley College, and is currently a senior lecturer in the Painting/Drawing Program.
Senior Lecturer, Painting Drawing