WEEKEND 2: EXCELSIOR
OCT 19-20, WEST + SOUTH
San Francisco, CA 94112
A San Francisco artist and award-winning photographer "Ekey" Ekevara Kitpowsong a.k.a "The Aperturist" was born in Chicago and raised in Bangkok, where she received her bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design from Rangsit University. She later moved back to the U.S. and earned a master of fine arts degree from Memphis College of Art, a certificate in professional sequence in web design certificate from the University of California, Berkeley Extension and a certificate of Reportage Photography from City College of San Francisco.
The Aperturist has been living and working in San Francisco since 1997. She documents her experiences and tells stories through photographs and artwork. She has been showcasing her work in more than 60 exhibits in galleries and other venues, including SF City Hall, The McLoughlin Gallery, 111 Minna Gallery, SOMArts Cultural Center, Gallery Obscura, Rayko Photo Center, W Hotel, Harvey Milk Photo Center, Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, La Maison Oakland and many more.
Her photographs have been featured in publications including Willamette Week, Yahoo News, San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, SF Gate, Ingleside-Excelsior Light, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bay News Rising, San Francisco Bay Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Cut Magazine, Trapxart Magazine, Mission Local, Juxtapoz Magazine, Dope Magazine, Process Magazine, Forum Magazine, Etc. Magazine, The Guardsman, El Tecolote, Infinitron Magazine and San Francisco Lost & Found.
The Aperturist was featured in television interviews worldwide such as Thailand's T.V. show interview "GET [กึ๋น] THE WORLD IDEAS" San Francisco's Planet Glee T.V Show and Republic of Moldova National T.V. interview "T.V. Canal3."