“Memento Mori” Art Opening with C215 & Logan Hicks

1AM Gallery is pleased to present “Memento Mori” a new collection of works by the profound stencil artists C215 and Logan Hicks. Memento mori, Latin for “remember (that you have) to die” is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Join us for the opening of this exhibition Thursday, September 17th, 6:30-9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Click Here to RSVP. For inquiries or art catalog email Artsales@1amgallery.com

Left: C215 | Right: Logan Hicks

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Behind the Scenes with Eddie Colla

We’re getting excited here at 1AM for our upcoming solo show “Nothing Lasts Forever” by Eddie Colla opening this Thursday, August 6th from 6:30-9:30pm.With a great range of art pieces coming through from this very prolific artist, this show is not to be missed! Make sure to RSVP here and for any questions or would like to request the catalog please email artsales@1amgallery.com

Here are some behind the scenes shots of the 1AM crew setting up for this great show.








Nothing Lasts Forever

Introducing “Nothing Lasts Forever” a solo exhibition by Eddie Colla fresh off an extended international tour, opening August 6th, 6:30 – 9:30pm in San Francisco. From childhood we are instilled with a strong desire to obtain the unattainable – “Forever” as the mark of quality, persistence, or true emotion. We often drag this desire into our relationships, our view of the world, even our consumer habits. It is a flawed aspiration and unrealistic, as it is the desire that never arrives and goes against the natural order of the world.

Since 2005, Eddie Colla’s wheat pastes and stencils have been found throughout public spaces in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Eddie’s work first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Barack Obama throughout the 2008 Presidential election. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, features in six published books, and participation in the “Manifest Hope Art Gallery” shows at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. Eddie’s designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers. His work has also been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and many others.

“Some people view what I do as vandalism. I assume that their objection is that I alter the landscape without permission. Advertising perpetually alters our environment without the permission of its inhabitants. The only difference is that advertisers pay for the privilege to do so and I don’t. So if you’re going to call me anything, it is more accurate to call me a thief.”

Please join us to witness the opening of this very unique exhibition. For art catalogs or questions email artsales@1amgallery.com

Eddie Colla

“The Longest Winter” by Eddie Colla


What Would You Defend?

Introducing “Free to Be” a new show opening July 9th at 1AM Gallery. Independence Day is about your commitment to freedom of choice and liberty, we all have certain values and attributes we want to uphold and share with the world. Here at 1AM we’re asking our artists to show what values they thrive to share through their artwork by picking a corresponding theme. You will see the artists in “Free to Be” speak boldly about what’s important to them through their work. Email Anu@1amsf.com to request a catalog.

Here is a sneak peek of artist Sam Rodriguez‘s work.

"Freedom To Think" By Sam Rodriguez

“Freedom To Think” By Sam Rodriguez

"Freedom To Speak" By Sam Rodriguez

“Freedom To Speak” By Sam Rodriguez

Setting Up For CMYK – Behind The Scenes!

There’s so much energy in the air this week at the gallery as we prepare for our CMYK show! AMUSE 126, PEMEX and RPES have been working hard and playing hard in their usual upbeat style. Gallery is looking great as they add some finishing touches and paint the 1AM wall outside! We’re excited to showcase everyone’s hard work and can’t wait to see all of you this Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm for our Opening. Here are some dope shots from behind the scenes. Email ANU@1amsf.com for art catalog.




Up On the Roof With RPES

Meet RPES, originally from the south of France and best known for his work in the PMB crew, he’s been making a name for himself all over Europe as well as 2 other continents. RPES fell in love with graffiti culture in the early 2000’s and with a strong urge for traveling and exploring, came to the Bay Area and never looked back. With nearly a decade of work under  his belt with the PMB crew, he was easily able to make a name for himself here in the states. ​His style has matured within the last 5 years as he has become more serious with his work and refined his graffiti style. We’re excited to have RPES be a part of our CMYK show opening, June 4th, 6:30-9:30pm. Check out our video from our roof having fun with RPES in anticipation for the show!


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Artist Spotlight: AMUSE 126

AMUSE 126 is best known as one of the most prolific graffiti artists to come out of Chicago. With works ranging from simple tags and throws to giant pieces and murals, it seems like AMUSE 126 can do just about anything. With over 15 years of experience, this self taught artist has grown in the graffiti world with constant work as well as perfecting his abstract style, continuously taking chances and trying new things. AMUSE 126 will be a part of our upcoming show CMYK opening June 4th from 630-930pm.




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Dope Freights And Bombed Boxcars

Nothing has catapulted the creation and movement of graffiti as quickly as the New York subways did in the 1970s. Thanks to the subway cars, writers were able to spread graffiti as New York’s defining artform. NYC’s subway past began with notable graffiti writers, who began tagging the transit system and sparked the mass emergence of graffiti throughout the city.


Writers and trains have had an intangible connection from the inception of graffiti. The subway system served as a platform for graffiti writers to display their artwork to the public in an unprecedented way. Picture it; your artwork zipping by millions of eyes every day instead sitting stationary on a wall, this development was revolutionary!


To honor this timeless tradition in graffiti history, 1AM Gallery will be hosting the “Top of the Lines” Show featuring a private collection of model trains.



This Friday roll into the gallery to see the best of the best graffiti on scale trains from 65 artists! Join us April 24th, for the opening reception at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and checkout these killer trains! Email anu@1amsf.com for more information.

Join Us for “A Major Minority 2015”

The art for “A Major Minority 2015” has travelled thousands of miles to be displayed at the 1AM Gallery. We’re excited to exhibit artists from across the globe and share a vast collection of unique styles. Othercontemporary Urban Art is changing perceptions of urban art and doing it with an artistic power that hasn’t been seen before. With packages of art arriving daily, the gallery has been a whirlwind of action. However, in-between all the work we managed to sneak in some space for a wicked yarn installation (but don’t just take our word for it, come see it yourself). Join us tonight, April 2nd, for the opening reception at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and checkout some mind-bending art!

"Animated Spirits Royalty" by Shie Moreno

“Animated Spirits Royalty” by Shie Moreno

"Modern Apprentice" by Col Wallnuts

“Modern Apprentice” by Col Wallnuts

"Letter Study 2" by Poesia

“Letter Study 2” by Poesia

Please contact anu@1amsf.com for the art catalog.

Holy Names University spends the morning tagging!

High school students from Holy Names University‘s summer program stopped by 1AM bright and early to practice sketching out their new graffiti writer names and paint a mural with our teacher. Opting to produce their mural on canvas so that they could bring it home with them, the group ultimately chose to inscribe the uplifting message of “Speak up!” across their canvas and it ended up looking aesthetically inspiring as well! Holy Names Workshop July 2014 Holy Names Workshop July 2014 Send the gallery an email at privateevents@1amsf.com to start the conversation about your next team-building event!