Ben Venom received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. His work was included in the November 2011 issue of ARTFORUM Magazine, and he was selected for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Venom was interviewed on NPR: All Things Considered and by Creative Mojo Radio. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally including Charlotte Fogh Gallery (Denmark), Circle Culture Gallery (Germany), Wolverhampton Gallery (England), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York City), Get This! Gallery (Atlanta, GA), the Honolulu Museum of Art, and the National Folk Museum of Korea. He has lectured at the California College of Arts, BURNAWAY, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Southern Graphics Council, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and experience their process of making new work.
The Periscope Project aims to find ways to engage audiences and artists online. Through the Periscope Project, we invite you and the artists to engage in the project before and after the onsite residency. With artist talks, chats, hands-on activities, visitors’ stories, and other online programs, the museum seeks to expand peoples’ awareness of and experience of the artistic process, while allowing artists to build a community, locally and globally.
The Artist Fellows program is made possible with major support from the James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.
The de Young Periscope Project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Periscope Project is a collaboration between artists, museum visitors, the global community, you, and talented interns.
Christopher Squier | Fledgling sculptor and freelance gossip monger for Sartle.com.
Emily Winslow |Lover of heavy metal, baseball, and beagles. Scheduler of tours at Oakland Museum of California.
Noelle Geller |Always eats breakfast, often found working with art, sometimes travels, never says no to a DIY project.
Nate Blanchard |Stand-up comedian and art history student.
Nina Rodriguez |