Leo Bersamina, ‘Grow XX’, 2017, Headlands Center for the Arts: Benefit Auction 2017

An ardent observer of life’s visual rhythms and fleeting moments, Leo Bersamina (Affiliate ’13–’15) is especially interested in the relationships and patterns that we create during our lives that over time come to define us, and make us definable to others. Born in San Francisco, Bersamina began his studies in studio art in Santa Cruz, California and later attended San Francisco State University to finish his BA in Studio Art. He received an MFA in Painting at Yale School of Art. After living in New York City for two years, Bersamina returned to California to teach Studio Art as a visiting lecturer at UC Berkeley. He has taught at Yale, Stanford, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, and Diablo Valley College, where he is currently a full-time tenured professor. Bersamina’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in numerous private, public, and corporate collections. He is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery. Bersamina resides just north of San Francisco.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts