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 Store and Gallery are located in the Inner Richmond in a turn-of-the-century commercial space formerly housing the famous Busvan furniture store.
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. Park Life was voted best Gift store in SF for 2015 and 2016 by 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. firstname.lastname@example.org - Park Life is a member of SF Art Dealers Association.
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, Lena Gustafson, Ray Geary, Evah Fan, Brendan Monroe, Thomas Campbell, Anthony Discenza, Matthew Palladino, Paul Wackers, Carissa Potter, Marina Luz, Chris Johanson, Tauba Auerbach, Todd Hido, Mark Mulroney 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 has been a patron of Bay Area arts for over 20 years and served on the Board of Directors of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin and currently serves on the Board of 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 email@example.com.
Derek + Jamie
Park Life Staff: Marina Luz, Gina Contreras, Esther Elia, Caitlin Kirkpatrick, Dan Carlson (installation)
Gallery and Design Interns: Rotating.
Instagram: ParklifeSF and ParkLifeGallery
The 4rd Annual San Francisco Art Book Fair, Co-Founded by Park Life will take place July 19 -21, 2019. Applications open March 15, 2019. Visit the SFABF Website for more info.
Park Life will be installing a pop-up store at this year’s FOG Art and Design Fair. Jan 16 -20, 2019.
Park Life Gallery is also at 220 Clement St. / Park Life Store and Gallery is open everyday.
Open Everyday 10-7 (sundays til 6)
Current Show: Martin Machado / March 15- April 21, 2019
Upcoming Show: Ferris Plock and Porous Walker / April 26 – June 2, 2019
Past Shows 2018:
Lafe Harley Eaves / February 1st – March 3, 2019
Ed Templeton / Tangentially Parenthetical / Show and Book signing Jan 12 – Jan 29, 2019
Marina Luz / Nov 30 – Jan 5, 2018
Jonathan Anzalone / Oct 19th – Nov 25th, 2018
Lena Gustafson / Sept 14th – Oct 14th, 2018
Phone Culture – Curated by Yarrow Slaps – July/Aug 2018
Chaz Bear – June/July 2018
Visit our shop for new items from artists: Tauba Auerbach, Chris Johanson, Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, Marcel Dzama, Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers, Thomas Campbell, Margaret Kilgallen, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, David Shrigley, Jonas Wood, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibon, Anthony Discenza, Jason Fulford, Tamara Shopsin, Jason Jagel, Carissa Potter Carlson, Joe Ferriso, Jon Anzalone, Ian Johnson, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Mark Mulroney, Marina Luz, Lena Gustafson, The Thing Quarterly, People I’ve Loved, Areaware Editions, Third Drawer Down (AU), Open Editions, Toilet Paper, Paul and Wendy Projects, Colpa Press, Vacancy Projects, Nieves, One Star Press, Group Partner, 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.
We recently released new a publication from Mark Mulroney.