Brian Barneclo


Brian Barneclo (b. 1972 Indianapolis IN) - is a fine artist and muralist in San Francisco.

On one level, I can still identify as the 80's Midwest skate kid with an art education (BA Indiana University 1995) that I am.  I made an early name for myself woodshedding in San Francisco's Mission and Haight Street art scene in the late '90's and '00's. The City's distinct neighborhoods and character(s) inspired a lot of the work during this time.  As my confidence grew so did the size of my canvas.  In June of '04 The SF Bay Guardian commissioned a 70 foot mural- this would be the first of many to come. In '11 I painted Systems- the San Francisco Bay Area's largest mural.

As my interests evolve so does the style. Painting in this graphic way allows me to be bold and direct while exploring new motifs.

I've found that painting is a service.  Either I'm serving the creative [force} in the studio or I'm serving the culture and community. In the end, I try to express in a soulful way that elevates the mundane and makes plain that which is divine.




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