Biography

Alicia McCarthy (b. 1969, lives and works in Oakland, California) is a member of San Francisco’s Mission School, the so-called movement that emerged in the 1990s to encompass a group of artists who then attended the San Francisco Art Institute. McCarthy received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994 and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. She has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Artadia Award for San Francisco in 2013. Her work is included in a number of important public and private collections, such as the Oakland Museum of California, Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California, MIMA the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters in New York City.