March 1, 2024
1-2 pm
The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park

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Image Credit: Nate Mahoney

Join artists Emily Eunnuri Lee Dobbs and Nate Mahoney in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion as they share insights into their work in our current exhibition of San Francisco Artist Studios members ‘Contemporary Perspectives’ and their wider practices. Find out more about ‘Contemporary Perspectives’

Places for this lunchtime artist talk are free but limited. Email: to book

About the Artists

Emily Eunnuri Lee Dobbs is a Korean-American interdisciplinary research artist currently based out of San Francisco. Born in Seoul, South Korea then adopted by her aunt to America after the sudden passing of her birth parents in the Korean Air Flight 801. This loss fractured her identity, and spurred feelings of fragmentation, loss, and yearning. Lee incorporates these feelings of fragmentation and loss to recreate ideas of identity on the canvas addressing themes
of cultural diaspora, Asian-American hybridity whilst alternating between personal narrative and social activism. She uses her practice as a medium to investigate media, race and intersectionality. Lee’s approach utilizes a diverse range of techniques and materials from collaging different forms of media, to incorporating both philosophic and historic rhetoric to her paintings, sculptures and performance pieces. In 2020, Lee graduated with a bachelor’s degree
in fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts.

In 2021, Lee lost her life’s work in a fire during her first artist residency at the Little Tokyo Arts Collective in Downtown LA. Later that year, she moved to San Francisco and re-created an at home studio. Then in 2023, she had her first Solo show at Uzay Gallery and another solo show upcoming at SoHo House. She thinks of her artwork as a conduit to interpret all the different experiences in her life. From adoption to dismantling forces of systematic oppression to reconnecting to her Korean heritage, she uses her practice to create connections she sees in the world.

Emily Eunnuri Lee Dobbs

Nate Mahoney creates work inspired by dualities. Design and Art. Video and Still Photography. Nature and Urban. The work is centered on compassion for others trying to survive in our complex and inhospitable world. As a queer artist, Design Researcher, and urban dweller, Mahoney reacts to the city with inspired work that communicates connections between people, time, nature, place, and space. Nate Mahoney’s art practice delves into dualities between urban and rural, art and design, moving images and still photography to create a variety of work. Mahoney’s works often result
from a research practice and collaborative process.

Nate received a MFA in Design from California College of the Arts, a MFA in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, and a BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Nate is the founder of and regularly hosts pop up events in collaboration with Larkin Street Youth, Sunday Streets, and donates a part of all sales to Larkin Street Youth Services. Nate lives and works in downtown San Francisco, California.

Nate Mahoney