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 separate Art Gallery. The Store is located in the Inner Richmond in a turn-of-the-century commercial space formerly housing the famous Busvan furniture store, Park Life spans over 1200 sq.ft. of floor space.

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, homewares, jewelry, artist multiples, original art and more.

Park Life Gallery is located at 3049 22nd St. (at Shotwell) in the heart of the Mission District. Park Life Gallery's ambition is to show the most engaging contemporary art being created today. Park Life Gallery holds 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 6 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, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, Jason Polan, Ian Johnson, Sadie Barnette, Chris Ballantyne, Chris Lux, Andrew Schoultz, Evah Fan, Brendan Monroe, Thomas Campbell, Anthony Discenza, Mattew Palladino, Paul Wackers, Tauba Auerbach and many others. Check our store and blog for updates.

We also publish books and catalogs under the imprint Paper Museum Press. Titles to date include monographs by artists Andrew Schoultz, Ian Johnson, Shaun Odell and Brendan Monroe. Future projects include books from Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers. These titles are distributed by Gingko Press. For more information please visit the Paper Museum Press site.

Jamie Alexander studied design and art history, has been a patron of Bay Area arts for over 15 years and is a board member of The Headlands Center for the Arts.

Derek Song is a history buff and is good at trivia. He wishes he could have lunch with Tibor Kalman.

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, Claire Cichy, Gina Contreras, Dan Carlson (installation)

Gallery and Design Interns: Will Callan, Angelica Loza, Ana Morris, Mona Palmer, Matt Held, Elana Bowsher

We’ve moved our Gallery to a new space in the Mission. Our current show is Groupings - work from the artists of Creative Growth, Oakland. Gallery hours Thurs – Sat 12- 6.
Please visit our new Gallery website for more info and a schedule of Upcoming Shows


Store Updates:

Come by the store and browse our sale section while it lasts. up to 75% off select merchandise.

Gallery Updates:

Please note that our Gallery show are at our new space..  3049 22nd st @ Shotwell.

Please check the Gallery Page for upcoming list of shows

Current show: Creative Growth Group show opens Friday July 31. Opening Reception 6-9pm. Runs through Sept 6, 2015.

Upcoming Show: Jonathan Anzalone – October 2 -Nov 8, 2015

Past Shows:

Special event -  Todd Hido and Marina Luz – One night only – Friday July 24, 6-9pm. Photographs and Drawings

Atelier Pica Pica and Francesco Dieana. July 4 – Ends July 19th.

Jug Life, New Contemporary Still Life Curated by Andrew Schoultz and Patrick Martinez opens May 22 – June 28, 2015.

Casey Gray, Wave Pool, April 10th- May 10th

Joe Ferriso – Ajar. Feb 20 – March 22, 2015.

Paul Wackers and Jessica Hans. Nov 21 – Dec 29.

Serena Mitnik-Miller solo show, S W I R L,   Sept 5. – Oct 5th.

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, Matthew Palladino, Ryan McGinley,  Jonas Wood, Jessica Hische, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibon, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Discenza, Todd Hido 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.

Please visit our Gallery Page and sift through our past shows to see available art works. We also maintain 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 just released a new monograph for artist Ian Johnson available HERE.