S. Brett Kaufman
San Francisco artist S. Brett Kaufman works primarily in photo sculpture and collage, employing iconic imagery drawn from personal experience and popular culture to construct colorful tableaux that merge kitschy visuals with trenchant social commentary. Kaufman's work has been featured in more than thirty exhibitions throughout California, and he has created cover artwork for publications including the San Francisco Sentinel, the Bay Guardian and San Francisco Frontiers. In 1992, Kaufman received a B.A. in Art from San Francisco State University. In 1996, Kaufman's "Norma Jeane Preserved" won Photo Metro's "Best of Show" award. That same year, his "Ode to Harvey Milk" image appeared on posters and playbills for the San Francisco Opera's production of Harvey Milk. Kaufman currently lives in San Francisco's Castro district with Joe Casserly, his partner of eight years.

 

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