Gordon Knox named president of SF Art Institute

The San Francisco Art Institute, a private nonprofit school on Russian Hill, named Gordon Knox its new president on Thursday.

Knox, who has been the director of the Arizona State University Art Museum since 2010, was appointed president by the SFAI Board of Trustees.

“It is an honor to be invited into this institution and to join its brilliant team as we explore 21st century challenges and opportunities,” Knox said in a statement. “I am grateful, excited, and eager to be part of this community of cultural thinkers.”

Chris Tellis, chair of the board, said Knox brings 25 years of experience with him.

“Gordon will provide SFAI with dynamic leadership at a time when the entire San Francisco creative community is undergoing an unprecedented renaissance with expanded museums and galleries and opportunities for artists to study and thrive,” Tellis said in a statement.

Knox is expected to take the reins in January from Interim President Rachel Schreiber, who is returning to her role as provost and senior vice president after one year.

SFAI was founded in 1871 and is one of the country’s oldest art schools of higher education.

“SFAI was the first to create an art school out of the technology of photography,” Knox said. “It was where the moving picture was first presented. It was the birthplace of both Mt. Rushmore and Burning Man.”
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