I painted this mural recently for the Francisco Middle School Library. My message was to remind these kids that wisdom and ideas still come from these crazy things called books.
Francisco Middle School has been serving North Beach and Chinatown families for nearly 100 years (since 1925). One fun fact is that Joe DiMaggio attended school here back in the day. Besides the marvelous book & graphic novel collection, the library plays host to all kinds of activities from music and video production to arts, crafts and hands-on projects of all kind.
Thank you to the librarian for making this project happen. My mother worked in libraries when I was a little kid, which made this a real pleasure to work on.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, I did a little project for The History Channel to tell one of my favorite stories about the GGB, and a man named Hap Jones. Check out this short I made with film maker Jeremy Mcnamara, and the only NFT I will probably ever create illustrating this wonderful piece of San Francisco History. You can learn more here: historynftmarketplace.com #OwnHistory
This Friday 12/2/22 I will be hosting a book signing event for my newest book “Forever Ever After” here at The Fish Tank Gallery. The first 50 books sold will receive a free 8″ x 10″ screen print. I will have 25 original drawings on display, and 12 new screen prints in the vending machine. Please stop by and celebrate with us. Hope to see you there !
1331 Grant Avenue in historic North Beach, San Francisco, California 5-9pm
This book is available now online from my friends at Paragon Books:
“Forever Ever After” is my 7th book, and is easily my favorite body of work so far in my career. This book contains all of the artwork I have created since my brain surgery in 2015. The introduction was written by my main man Aesop Rock and the forward by San Francisco Mayor London Breed
Mayor London Breed: “People like Jeremy Fish are why San Francisco is such a great city. When you talk about creativity and advocacy, he embodies the imagination and originality that spark it. He draws artists together. He draws communities together. His art instills pride and joy in everyone who experiences it. This is why it is so important he is moving forward with this book Forever Ever After. In it, he shares the work of an artist in transition, living through personal challenges and the kinds of civic and global challenges that come around once in a generation. And through it all, in true Jeremy Fish fashion, he’s created works of art now iconic to San Francisco, works made specifically to strengthen this City and reinforce the resiliency that allows creative hearts and minds to thrive. I know his art will inspire future generations of artists and continue to represent the best of San Francisco.”
My next exhibition is a two man show with my old friend Sam Flores at The Blackbook Gallery in Denver Colorado. I am producing 12 new paintings inspired by the zodiac signs. My concept sketches are below. The exhibition opens 11/12/22, at 3878 S Jason Street in Denver, hope to see you there!
My next solo exhibition “Drawing Conclusions” opens on July 30th at the Harman Projects Gallery in New York City. For this show I created 50 new black and white ink drawings. This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs Brown. The show will be on view until August 20th. 210 Rivington Street New York, NY. Harmanprojects.com
My next solo show opens in Berlin Germany on Saturday June 4th at the Circylar Gallery. The show will be a selection of the 400 skateboard graphics I have designed over the last 20 years, and a collection of screen prints on paper. The title of the show, “Dreams Come True” refers to my dream as a teenager to move to California to attend art school, and hopefully someday draw skateboard graphics for a living. As unlikely as this goal seemed at the time, I worked super hard and eventually made that career happen. My hope is that this exhibition could inspire younger artists to chase their dreams no matter how impossible. Huge thanks to my old friend Jurgen Blumlein, DLX distribution, Nike SB, and Element skateboards for making this show happen. See you in Berlin in June.
This Sunday 4/10/22 my all time favorite living artist, Mike Giant, will be having his second annual screen print show here in North Beach at The Fish Tank Gallery. This King Of Hearts collab drawing will be available in a screen printed edition of 150, printed by Nat Swope of Bloom press in Oakland. Mike will have tons of prints on sale, please stop by and say high! 1331 Grant Avenue in San Francisco, 1-4pm. Hope to see you there!
I recently had the opportunity to open a little gallery in my beloved neighborhood, North Beach. My very generous neighbors next door at The North Beach Pipeline Marijuana dispensary have gifted me this amazing space to use as my studio in the back, and a small gallery in the front. I exhibit a combination of my artwork, and some of my talented friends I have been fortunate to work with over the years. My focus is to use this space to generate foot traffic, revenue, and good vibes for North Beach as my neighborhood is going through a truly magical resurgence. Please stop by and ring the doorbell, I am almost always working in the back 9am-9pm, with a long lunch break in the middle. 1331 Grant Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco, California.