swissnex SF visits us for the first time!

We had a great time with swissnex SF who jumped right in the fun getting creative, making tote bags, and coming up with their mural phrase “Connect The Dots”! swissnexSF Workshop! swissnexSF Workshop! swissnexSF Workshop!

Unraveling: Latest 1AM Production!

French street artist and graphic designer, Ratur, is continuing to showcase his dreamlike illustrations in San Francisco with his most recent work hitting a new billboard installation on the corner of Jack London Alley and Bryant St. Best known for his murals and design work throughout France, Ratur continues to entrance his audience with his paintings that play on the relationship between the digital world and street art.


Ratur’s billboard on Jack London, SF

Combined with his classic contrasting illustrative style and perceptual manipulation, Ratur’s new pieces utilizes an edgy contrast between reality and lines to connect with this unique space in the city. We’re excited to see how the neighborhood responds to this new aesthetic in the environment.


Ratur continues with the theme on the second billboard on the same wall

Experience some of Ratur’s work at 1AM’s current show 1AM Revolution and don’t miss the opportunity to check out the billboards at 2 Jack London Alley, San Francisco, CA


Night shot of the third billboard in the series

Check out our website for more on murals. Please email for inquiries about 1AM murals.

1AM Revolution – Behind The Scenes!

The new year is here and it’s time for resolutions and revolutions. We’re only a day away from the new gallery opening and we’re excited to be joined by over 25 amazing artists. The work and variety put into each piece is in itself revolutionary, but don’t just take our word for it―see it for yourself. Come meet the artists and celebrate 1AM’s 6th anniversary at the 1AM Revolution opening January 8th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. Please email to request art catalog.




Sneak Peek “1AM Revolution” Opening January 8th!

1AM Revolution marks the gallery’s six year anniversary as well as our kickoff to the new year. Our mission of freedom of speech and revolution often go hand in hand and our lineup of local and international artists are no stranger to either.  As the world climate and social issues have taken hold of our future, there has never been a time more important than now to exercise our freedom of speech through the arts.  All of our exhibiting artists have voiced their art in the streets and we want to pay homage to them by showcasing their works. Don’t miss the opening on Thursday, Jan. 8th at 6:30pm!


Nada Encaja by Nuria Mora


Untitled by J.S. Weis


Thirteen Twenty by MadC

Pink Pollinator 30x40 Acrylic on canvas $3000

Pink Pollinator by Robert Bowen

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Gettin’ ready for the New Year – 2015!

It’s been a busy and colorful year for 1AM – we started with an immaculate solo show by new artist J.S. Weis before embarking on our biggest international show curated by Poesia and didn’t stop there. Through the months we featured Chinese writers Xeme and Sinic, blasted the gallery with color from Sen2, and finished out the summer with hand-styles, fire and Hawaiian flowers by Kamea and Defer in “Paradise Lost”. Our second half of the year started with a killer show by French artist Ratur and ended with a group shows of some of our favorite local artists and a final exhibit by TES ONE and BASK!

We decided to kick off 2015 with a celebratory show of artists from 2014 and new artists you’ll be seeing in 2015 and we can’t wait to introduce it to you on Thursday, January 8th, 6:30-9:30pm. Here’s a taste of what’s to come – we hope you’ll join us to celebrate!



1AM Revolution – January 8th to January 30th



Inamorata – February 5th to February 27th



Take Flight – March 5th to March 27th

Email to get early access to show catalogs in 2015!

Oh Joy!! Happy Holidays To All From 1AM Community!


Collab mural done by Art of Graffiti Murals Students, December 2014

Once again it’s that time of the year and the holiday season is upon us! As 2014 draws close, a look back at last twelve months and we can safely say that this was another amazing year for our community. 1AM gallery represented and exhibited an international sampling of art works that revealed the overall character of graffiti and street art and its relationship to the public and contemporary  art world. Here are some images from our 2014 shows:

"Liquid Hymn" Opening

“Liquid Hymn” Opening

Emergent Group Photo

Artists of “Emergent” gather ’round for a group photo, November 2014

Side By Side Group

The gallery stayed awake with Bask and Tes One for “Side by Side” show, December 2014

Ratur opening

With Ratur at “Becoming Lucid” solo show, September 2014


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Ironlak x JURNE x New video!

Ironlak released a new video of JURNE‘s creek exploits in the Oakland creeks and tunnels. Look at those vibrant colors! Can’t wait to see what he’ll be bringing to our “1AM Revolution” show this January!

1AM Revolution Exhibition x Teaser x First Amendment

As the world climate and social issues have taken hold of our future, there has never been a time more important than now to exercise our freedom of speech through the arts. All of our exhibiting artists in “1AM Revolution” have voiced their art in the streets and we want to pay homage to them by showcasing their works.
We look forward to celebrating our 6th year by reaffirming our vows to push for the freedom of speech and support all the amazing artists that have paved the way and led the street art movement here and abroad. Email for a catalog.

Street Art and Social Change: Millions March


Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people participated in the Millions March in various cities around the United States. Some of the largest demonstrations were in Washington D.C., New York City, and here in the Bay Area with actions in San Francisco and Oakland. These demonstrations have been the largest organized actions against police killings and racial profiling yet, in the months since Ferguson. Like most protests, art was used in a variety of ways; from banners and posters, to music, song and dance. Art has a unique way of uniting people and stirring emotions of participators and observers, and that is why it has always been intertwined with social movements. We have seen a number of different art projects in the post-Ferguson movement, but from the demonstrations this last weekend it was French street artist, JR‘s, enlarged image of Eric Garner’s eyes held by the front line protesters that stunned us. We look forward to seeing how art is used in the streets, in this movement and others!

Numi brings their whole team for an afternoon adventure!

We had a great time with Numi (who even brought us some free tea!), a local Oakland company that came by during their anniversary week of fun. They learned about the culture of graffiti and created some colorful murals for their office! Numi Workshop! Numi Workshop! Read More »