andy diaz hope 

b. 1967, Mountain View, CA; lives and works in San Francisco, CA

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Laurel Roth Hope

b. 1973, Concord, CA; lives and works in San Francisco, CA

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In their collaborative practice, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope combine their concepts and skill sets in creating pieces that are informed by their relationship to architecture and nature. They both were recently artists in residence at de Young Museum in San Francisco. Andy Diaz Hope has exhibited his work at Museum of Art and Design, Palo Alto Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; and the National Gallery of Victoria Australia. He received his BS and MS from Stanford University. Laurel Roth Hope has shown her work at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK. 

Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.

Works of art in the exhibition:
The Woulds, 2017
Wood, ceramics, glass, mirror, video, motors, and paint
168 x 168 x 144 in.
Andy Diaz Hope is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Possible Lives video contributors: Jud Bergeron; Jon Bernson; Brett Bowman; Joshua Churchill + Elena Gurule; Yuka Ezoe; Jon Fisher; Andy Diaz Hope; Laurel Roth Hope; Nathan Hope; Phillip Hua; Ron Kurti; Laurie Lezin-Schmidt; Will McCullom; Kevin Earl Taylor; Jean Yaste

Bird songs courtesy of The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


haptic encounter video

Haptic Encounters is a collaborative project with writer and professor Georgina Kleege that investigates how tactile and kinesthetic explorations of works of art can engage all visitors with the possibilities for appreciating art through a non-visual sense.

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Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope were inspired by the folktale The Souls of Trees.”