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About

 

Hello.


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, 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. 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. jamie@parklifestore.com

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, 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, 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.  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 serves on the Board of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin and Creative Growth in Oakland.

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 info@parklifestore.com.

Derek + Jamie

Park Life Staff: Marina Luz, Amy Prindle, Dan Carlson (installation)

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



The First Annual SF ARTBOOK FAIR will take place at Minnesota Street Projects July 22-July 24, 2016. Produced by Minnesota Street Projects, Colpa Press and Park Life. Opening Reception Friday July 22 6-10pm.

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

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Store Updates:

Open Everyday. 11-8 (sundays til 6)

Gallery Updates:

Current SHow: Mark Mulroney Mark Likes Baseball Part I - April 15th – May 22, 2016

Upcoming Show: Kristina Lewis  – May 27th – July 3rd, 2016 Opening Reception Friday June 3.

 

Past Shows:

OFFCUTS – Jonathan Anzalone – October 2 -Nov 8, 2015

Creative Growth Group show  July 31 -  Sept 6, 2015.

 

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,  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.

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