In the Artist’s Studio | Mansur Nurullah
MoAD’s physical building may be closed due to the mandatory shelter-in-place, but you can still get your fill of art and artists of the African Diaspora. Twice monthly, join MoAD staff members as we visit some of our favorite artists in their studios to see what they’re currently working on and how their work is changing as a result of the quarantine. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly from their studios. We will follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Mansur Nurullah is a 48-year-old Black man that currently lives in San Francisco. Nurullah’s practice involves creating topographical textile sculptures and wall-work from discarded fabrics. Born in Chicago, Nurullah grew up understanding the city through public transportation and walking, a habit he continued in his previous work as a taxi driver and today, as he travels through San Francisco on his bicycle. His intricate works recall these travels and navigations, referencing both his own physical paths through the city, as well as his life journey as an artist and school counselor. Nurullah has been an artist in residence at Recology SF and the San Francisco Planning Department courtesy of the San Francisco Arts Commission. Mansur has had solo (and group) exhibitions at Guerrero Gallery, Incline Gallery, Peace Industries, Dependable Letterpress, 801 Gallery, and with the Mending Collective at Chandra Cerrito Gallery.
Generous support for this series provided by the Westridge Foundation.