Kirk Maxson

Solo show: Gardens of Paradise, March 18th – April 23rd, 2016
Solo show: Foraging, April 5th – May 10th, 2014


Kirk Maxson is prolific. All of his work is available via the gallery, however because he continually experiments and creates small sculptures, the best way to see his most up-to-date creations is to follow him on Instagram! Please contact us for more information and pricing.


Born 1967, Eugene, OR
Lives and works in San Francisco
Kirk Maxson moved to San Francisco in 1992, and lived in the Mission and participated in the San Francisco Mission School art scene. He exhibited artwork in the seminal exhibition spaces of Adobe books, Ascena, and ESP during the height of the Mission School.

Subsequently he has created multiple permanent site-specific installation for corporate collections including ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Bellevue, WA, UBM, San Francisco, CA, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA, Morgan Stanley Corporate Collection, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Collection, Avant Corporate Collection, Menlo Park, CA and Fresh Connection Corporation, Lafayette, CA.

He has also created numerous installations for private residences. He is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Fracnisco, and has previously worked with Eli Ridgeway Gallery and the Gensler Architecture firm in San Francisco.

Curriculum Vitae

University of California, Santa Barbara 1986-1990, studied sculpture and photography
Solo Exhibitions
Gardens of Paradise, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA2015
The Voltaire Room, Darin Klein and Friends, Los Angeles, CA
The Voltaire Room, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA2014
Foragaing, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA1998
Stockholm Business, collaboration with Paul Rowley, Light Leak Gallery,  San Francisco, CA1997
Flower Shop, Scene/Escenea, San Francisco CA
Group Exhibitions


Victoria Secret Fashion Show, Shanghai China


SOMARTS, Pulse Memorial Installation, San Francisco, CA
Adobe Books backroom gallery, Pulse Memorial Installation, San Francisco, CA
NextNewPaper, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Decorator Showcase Home, San Francisco, CA

Captured, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA

War, Eli Ridgway Gallery “Hallway Project”, San Francisco CA
Landscape, Eli Ridgway Gallery “Hallway Project”, San Francisco CA
Walking On Thin Ice, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco CA
Box of Books, True Silver & New York Book Fair, New York, NY
Gensler, San Francisco, CA
Biodiversity, Dancing Elephant Project, Bogotá, Colombia
Mallow, McGuire, New York, NY
Paper! Awesome!, Baer Ridgeway, San Francisco, CA

Winter Solstice, Truesilver Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Window at ATA,  collaboration with Elaine Buckholtz, San Francisco, CA

Supernatural, Play Space Gallery CCA, San Francisco, CA
The Timmy Show!, Glamma Rama, San Francisco, CA

Adobe books, San Francisco, CA

Nocturnal, Helen Pit Gallery Vancouver BC, Canada

Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto, Debs & CO, New York, NY

Pretty Town 2, ESP gallery, San Francisco, CA

Horror Show 2, Beltcher St Studios, San Francisco, CA

Fakes!, Showroom, San Francisco, CA

99 Drawings, 99 Webster, San Francisco, CA


Commissions & Major Collections

Victoria Secret Fashion Show

ClimateWorks Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Kilroy Realty Corporation, Bellevue, WA
UBM, San Francisco, CA
Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Collection
Avant Corporate Collection, Menlo Park, CA
Fresh Connection Corporation, Lafayette, CA
Residency program at Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA January 10th – March 10th