EXHIBITION: SIRRON NORRIS@836M
DATES: 02/24/2014 - 09/25/2014
CURRENTLY BASED: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
ARTIST WEBSITE: SIRRONNORRIS.COM
Sirron Norris graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and began his art career in San Francisco in 1997. He was the recipient of the Artist in Residence programs at the de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco and San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2000 and 2002, respectively.
Norris is known for his extensive public art contributions: Among them, his most notable mural, “Victorion: El Defensor de la Mission,” located in San Francisco’s historic “Balmy Alley,” has been featured in various media platforms, including magazines, books, and advertisements. The Calumet Mural, located at 18th and Bryant in the Mission district, is currently his largest, at 600 square feet.
With the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Norris’ murals adorn the pediatric emergency rooms at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Norris is an accomplished artist across several mediums, including multimedia, television, film, and illustration. He was the lead artist in Fox Network’s animated show “Bob’s Burgers,” and he created backgrounds and character designs in that capacity. Norris’s art career has been featured on the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer and several commercials and advertisements. Additionally, Norris has an ongoing political comic series entitled “Cityfruit,” for which he received the Greater Bay Area Journalism Award in 2017.