I live and work in San Francisco. I write and take pictures, make music and make art. I hustle to survive. I'm striving to be as empty as possible.
Facts are lonely things.
Jacob Palmer is an artist and writer in San Francisco. He is also a curator at StoreFrontLab, since 2013, where he founded the installation/performance program (The Unknown, The Unknowable, The Future) in 2014 and since then has programmed more than 50 large-scale site-specific projects as well as live works by artists including Lindsay Tunkl, Alice Shaw, Yoann Resmond, Michael Mersereau, Laura Cohen, Miguel Arzabe, Lauren Marie Taylor and others, both at StoreFrontLab and within the online space @storefrontlab. Jacob’s long-standing interest in objects far outside of the traditional scope of the art world, as well bringing to light under-recognized artists and narratives, defines his ongoing curatorial philosophy.
Selected Written Work and Exhibitions
> I Am Not Supposed To Talk About Anything That Is Unreal. - Philosophical Explorations Within the Creative Growth Community, Oakland (forthcoming)
> Your Future Self Is Watching You Right Now Through Memories, Manchester Press 2016
> A Heart Which Is Slowly Reduced To Embers, San Francisco 2015
> Visiting Artist Workshop, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, (November 1st- November 30th, 2016)
> Somewhere, Something Incredible Is Waiting To Be Known... , Fort Nights, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, (March 26 - April 2nd, 2016)
> A Conversation on Life and Living, Hubbell Street Gallery, California College of Art, San Francisco (September 27 - October 22, 2016)
> Rapid Prototyping The Unknowable Now (w/ Donta Santistevan), DBA LAB, San Francisco (September 15th 2015)
> Chrome Cavern and The Expanded Consciousness Reading Room, Play: Design in Action 2015 Architecture + the City Festival, San Francisco (September 2 - October 2nd 2015)
> Reda The Cat Benefit Show (group), 63 Bluxome Street Gallery (September 21st 2014)
> I Want To See Blood, Blue Jay Gallery, San Francisco (July 2014)
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