Over the course of 23 years, Hosfelt Gallery has distinguished itself through the introduction of exceptional new artists from around the world, the intellectual rigor of its programming, its role in nurturing the careers of now internationally-renowned artists, a commitment to showing work that doesn’t necessarily align with current trends, and representation of some of the most important artists of the Bay Area and beyond. The gallery is currently open by appointment - click here to schedule an appointment through our online booking system.


260 Utah Street
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 495-5454

8 September - 10 October 2020

The work of the 84 year-old painter, calligrapher, and Rinzai Zen monk Max Gimblett — defined by masterful brushwork and an eccentric and sophisticated color sense — is a harmonious postmodern synthesis of American and Asian art. Often working on shaped canvases — tondos, ovals and his signature four-lobed quatrefoil — he marries Abstract Expressionism, Modernism and Spiritual Abstraction with mysticism and traditions of calligraphy. His use of gilding in precious metals refers to alchemy, the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (in which he was raised) and Japanese lacquerware, ceramics and temple art.