A California native, Ivy Jacobsen settled into the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from San Francisco State University with a BA in painting and printmaking in 2000. She continued her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute and studied painting and art history abroad in Paris, France. She began her career as a full time artist in 2005 and has quickly emerged as a prolific fine artist with a unique process of incorporating magical realism into her layered landscapes. 

Jacobsen has attracted the attention of collectors worldwide with exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, and Asheville, NC. Her work has been featured in television shows and commercials, as well as in many public collections throughout the United States, including Zuckerberg General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA, the Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, and the Emory Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. In addition to her regular exhibitions, Jacobsen creates a steady stream of commissioned work for private and corporate clients.




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BORN

California, 1974
Lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area


EDUCATION

2000 San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Printmaking Concentrations
1996 Semester Abroad, Art History Concentration, Paris, France

SOLO EXHIBITIONS, SELECTED

2022 "Wonderland", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
2021 "New Paintings", Momemtum Gallery, Asheville, NC
2020 "Into the Wild", Patricia Rovzar Gallery
2019 "Nature's Poems", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
2017 "A Place to Dream", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
2016 "Sanctuary", One California Street, San Francisco, CA
2016 "Ethereal", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015 "Twinnings", 201 California Street, San Francisco, CA
2013 "Last Light", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 "Alchemy", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
2009 "Victor Shiarizia and Ivy Jacobsen", RedSky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2008 "Seeing Through", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
2005 "New Work", Embarcadero Technologies, San Francisco, CA
2001 "Paintings and Works on Paper", The University Club, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SELECTED 

2023
"Small Works - Big Impact", Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
"Celebrate Art", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

2022
"Ivy Jacobsen, Hillary Waters, Amy Gross", Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
"Celebrate Art", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Small Works - Big Impact", Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
"Summer Group Exhibition", Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

2021
"Celebrate Art", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Small Works - Big Impact", Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
"Summer Selections", Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA

2020
"Small Works - Big Impact", Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
"Celebrate Art", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Small Works - Big Impact", Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
"The de Young Open Exhibit", de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
"31 Women", Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
"Emergence" Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC

2019
"Small Works - Big Impact", Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC
"Celebrate Art, 27th Annual Group Exhibition", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Prophecy of Nature", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Four Squared All Stars", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018
"Celebrate Art", 26th Annual Group Exhibition, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Into the Woods", MIXX Projects + Atelier, Telluride, CO
"Affordable Art Series No. 7", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"48 Pillars", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"San Francisco + Budapest", MIXX Projects + Atelier, Telluride, CO

2017
"Retrospective 10", Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Celebrate Art, 25th Annual Group Exhibition", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle WA
"Squared Alumni", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Illuminate", Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016
"Celebrate Art, 24th Annual Group Exhibition", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle WA
"Affordable Art Series No.5", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Stormy Weather Art Festival Exhibition", Archimedes Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
"Four-Squared", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Elemental", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
"Celebrate Art, 23rd Annual Group Exhibition", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Affordable Art Series No.4", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Print Show", Hunters Point Ship Yard, San Francisco, CA
"Affordable Art Series No.3", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
"Affordable Art Series No.2", Luna Rienne Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Celebrate Art, 22nd Annual Group Exhibition", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Artmageddon: A Group Holiday Show", Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Annual Art Trunk Show", Stephaine Breitbard Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA
"Bloom", Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2013
"Celebrate Art, 21st Annual Group Exhibition", Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Summer Group Show", Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA
"New Voices New Visions", Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA

2012
"Los Angeles Art Show", Hang Art Gallery Booth, Los Angeles, CA

2011
"The Affordable Art Fair, Hang Art Booth, New York, NY
"Artspan Benefit Art Show & Auction", SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
"Four-Squared", Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Artspan Benefit Art Show & Auction", SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
"End of Summer Group Show", Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA
"Every 1", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
"Inspired", Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Artspan Benefit Art Show & Auction", California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
"3rd Annual Truck Show", Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA
"Off the Point No.2", Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA
"Hueliday", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
"Small Wonders", Garson Baker Fine Art, New York, NY
"Then and Now", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
"A Tree is Nice", Julie Baker Fine Art, Nevada City, CA

2007
"Selections", 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, (Catalog) (Jurors: Gabe Scott, 111 Minna Gallery; Eleanor Harwood, Eleanor Harwood Gallery; Rene de Guzman, Oakland Museum)
"Off the Point", Hayes Valley Market, San Francisco, CA
"Treasures", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
"Dwell on Design", Julie Baker Fine Art, San Francisco Exhibitions and Concorse Center, San Francisco, CA
"New York Affordable Art Fair", Julie Nester Gallery, New York, NY
"Hospitality House Auction", Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Arcadia 2007 Artists Celebrate Trees", California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Mythologies", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA

2006
"Rooted", HANG ART, San Francisco, CA
"The New Deco", Newmark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005
"Better Living Through Chemistry", The Drug Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
"Under the Nails", Ardency Gallery, Oakland, CA
"New Beginnings", Catherine Finn Gallery, Tiburon, CA

2000
"The Stillwell Show", San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999
"An Evening at the Dream Theatre" Monterey, CA
"Twenty Five and Under", ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

1997
"Seeing Through Our Eyes", Laney College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, CA, Commission
The Conrad, Orlando, FL, Commission
Sutter Health, San Francisco, CA
UCSF Cancer Care, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Kaiser Permanente, Fremont, CA
Kaiser Permanente, San Francsico, CA
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
Zuckerberg General Hospital, Acute Care Center, San Francisco, CA
Peabody Memphis Hotel, Memphis, TN, Commission
Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Commissions
Emory Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA, Commissions
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA
Woodruff-Sawyer & Company, San Francisco, CA
Embarcadero Technologies, San Francisco, CA
Keller Medical Institute, Monterey, CA
Best, Best, Krieger, Walnut Creek, CA
Prospect Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
Accel Partners, Palo Alto, CA 
Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, San Francisco, CA
Sepiatone, San Francisco, CA
Greylock, San Mateo, CA 
Jones Day, San Francisco, CA



AWARDS

2015 Juror's Choice Award, Artspan Open Studios Exhibition, SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Best Emerging Artist Award, "New Voices New Visions", Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA

2011 Juror's Choice Award, Artspan Benefit Art Show & Auction, SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 1st Place Award: Representational Category, ArtSpan Benefit Art Show & Auction, SOMArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2009 Juror's Choice Award, Artspan Benefit Art Show & Auction, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA