Welcome to Park Life. We are an independent retail store and art gallery based in San Francisco.  Our goal is simple; to showcase art and design that we find relevant.

Started in 2006 by Jamie Alexander and Derek Song, Park Life is a retail store and gallery. Park Life Store and Gallery are located in the Inner Richmond in a turn-of-the-century commercial space formerly housing the famous Busvan furniture store, spanning over 1200 sq.ft.

Park Life has been featured in the NY times, Art Review, Art Forum, New York Magazine, SF Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine, the SF Chronicle, and many other media outlets. We were voted best Gift store in SF for 2015 and  2016by SF Magazine.

The retail space features art and design products culled together from all over the world.  We feature hard to find, limited edition, and unique items that include; books (art, type, design, photography, etc.), modern design objects, prints, paper goods, t-shirts, home-wares, jewelry, artist multiples, original art and more.

Park Life Gallery is also located at 220 Clement Street. Park Life Gallery's ambition is to show the most engaging contemporary art being created today. We hold 10 exhibits each year. Join our email list to get announcements and opening reception information. Please contact Gallery Director Jamie Alexander for more information.

We also specialize in limited edition artist collaborations. We have worked with dozens of artist over the last 10 years to produce products ranging from books, zines and prints to tees, skate decks, and objects. Some of the artists that we have collaborated with include; David Shrigley, Katy Kosman, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, Jason Polan, Ian Johnson, Sadie Barnette, Chris Ballantyne, Chris Lux, Andrew Schoultz, Evah Fan, Brendan Monroe, Thomas Campbell, Anthony Discenza, Matthew Palladino, Paul Wackers, Carissa Potter, Marina Luz, Chris Johanson, Tauba Auerbach and many others. Check our store and blog for updates.

Park Life along with Colpa Press and Minnesota Street Project is Co-founder of the SF Artbook Fair that takes place at 1275 Minnesota Street in the Dog Patch Neighborhood of SF. Visit the SF Artbook Fair website for more info.

Jamie Alexander studied design and art history, has been a patron of Bay Area arts for over 20 years and served on the Board of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin and currently serves on the Board Creative Growth in Oakland.

Derek Song is a history buff and is good at trivia. He wishes he could have lunch with Tibor Kalman. Derek serves on the Board of the Roxie Theatre.

Thank you for visiting our site. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact either of us directly at

Derek + Jamie

Park Life Staff: Marina Luz, Gina Contreras, Dan Carlson (installation)

Gallery and Design Interns: Rotating.

The Second Annual SF ARTBOOK FAIR will take place at Minnesota Street Projects July 21-July 23, 2017. Founded by Park Life, Colpa Press, and Minnesota Street Projects. Accepting Applications through March 1, 2017.



Park Life installed a pop-up store at this year’s FOG  Art and Design Fair

January 12–15, 2017
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
San Francisco




Park Life opened it’s new Gallery space at 220 Clement st. in April 2016.  Park Life Store and Gallery  is open everyday.


Store Updates:

Open Everyday. 11-8 (sundays til 6)

Gallery Updates:

Current Show: Fred Mortagne – March 3 – April 9, 2017

Upcoming Show: Mark Mulroney – April 14th – May 21, 2017


Past Shows:

Jonathan Anzalone – January 20 – Feb 26, 2017

Serena Mitnik-Miller – November 11 – December 31st, 2016

Katy Kosman – HA HA HA – August 19th – Sept 25, 2016



Visit our shop for new items from artists Barry McGee, Tauba Auerbach, Chris Johanson, Todd Hido, Dash Snow, Marcel Dzama, Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers, Thomas Campbell, Margaret Kilgallen, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, David Shrigley,  Jonas Wood, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibon, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Discenza,  Jason Jagel, Carissa Potter Carlson, Joe Ferriso, Jon Anzalone, Ian Johnson, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Mark Mulroney, Marina Luz, The Thing Quarterly, People I’ve Loved, Areaware Editions, Third Drawer Down (AU), Polite (UK), Open Editions, Toilet Paper, Paul and Wendy Projects, Colpa Press, Vacancy Projects, Valley Cruise, Nieves, and many more..

Our online store has a small sampling of the products we carry. Please visit the San Francisco store to see everything we stock.

Park Life  maintains a large back room inventory and flat file of works that are not listed on the site. Feel free to make an appointment and drop by the store.

Publishing update:
We are currently working on new publications for Mark Mulroney and Katy Kosman.