San Francisco, CA – (b. 1980) Ariel Dunitz-Johnson is a visual artist based in San Francisco. She honed her craft while studying illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has shown her work in both group and solo shows at numerous local galleries and artistic venues, such as The Common, The Seventh Heart, The Lexington Club and at the RADAR reading series. She recently participated in a group gallery exhibition for Pacific Standard Time, a city wide art initiative of the Getty Research Institute, that focuses on postwar art in Los Angeles. Her work specializes in pen and ink portraiture and she has had the pleasure of working with several iconic San Francisco figures on commissioned projects.
Ariel’s work recently appeared in the cutting-edge San Francisco-based web magazine, The Bold Italic. Her illustrations for the article, The Lez Look Book, received much praise and even being recognized on NPR’s Twitter. She is currently working as the Illustrator and Creative Director for Michelle Tea’s upcoming movie project, Valencia: The Movie(s), for which she will be illustrating 21 different representations of the lead character as well as other illustrations and promotional materials for the film.