Lisa Bostwick 1049 Treat Ave San Francisco CA 94110 (415) 963-2164

Practicing Artist and Educator focused on creating conditions for self-expression, respect, growth, balance and belonging.


2019 US Consulate United Arab Emirates Grant to Consult/Lead Workshops Al Qasimi Foundation RAK 2017, 2015 Professor Colorado College Graduate School, Teaching Summer Block in Design Thinking in MAT Program

1989-Present Art & Design Teacher, Drew School, San Francisco, California Founding member of current Arts programs and team
Create curriculum and teach classes in Painting, Advanced Painting and Advanced Drawing & Design. Design Thinking is used in classes. Risk taking is encouraged as an approach to problem solving.

2001-2007 Art Department Head, Drew School San Francisco, California
Oversaw Visual and Performing Arts Department faculty and program. Led accreditation process, curriculum review, budgeting and Art Festivals.

2015-2003 Seminar Leader, California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Write ups available upon request
Create and lead Seminars for teachers & administrators in independent schools throughout California “Design Thinking for Administrators” (2015)
“Design is Design is Design: Curriculum Design Principles” (2013) “Design Thinking: an Introduction” (2013)
“Creative Thinking in Every Classroom” (2011) “Evidence: Student Stories with Found Imagery” (2011) “Slow Color for a Fast world” (2009)
“Art and Cognition” (2003)


“Tiny House” Independent Teacher Magazine Fall 2016
Bostwick, Lisa Letter to the Editor Vanity Fair October 2016 (Dragons)

“Stem to Steam” Independent Teacher Magazine Fall 2014 (First Audio Recording published by NAIS) Bostwick, Lisa Letter to the Editor San Francisco Chronicle February 2014 (Miley Cyrus)

“Design Thinking: an Introduction” Independent Teacher Magazine Fall 2012 (Top 3 Most Popular on NAIS website Oct ’12- Jan ’13)

“I Tech, Therefore I Think” Independent School Magazine Summer 2013


September 2009 De Young Sketching Tours Museum, San Francisco, CA
Led sketching tours. Collaborated with AIA to provide tours focused on Herzog and de Meuron (Architects) and Walter Hood (Landscape Architect) elements of de Young Museum

1994-1995 Art Therapist, McAuley Neuro-Psychiatric Wing, St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA 1992-1994 Art Therapist, Adolescent Intensive Residential Services,

California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, CA
Responsible for individual art therapy assessments and group art therapy.

1988-1992 Freelance Fabric Designer, Esprit, Banana Republic, Koret, Levis, Mervyns


2020 De Young Museum, Open, Juried Exhibit, San Francisco, California

2020 RAK Fine Arts Festival, United Arab Emirates

2018 Harass Me? Harass Me Not, Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2017 Abstractions, MarinMOCA, Novato, CA

2016 Day of the Dead, Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 Juried Show, Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA

2011 3 Women (with Lisa Alonzo & Maren Conrad), Krystin Hoffman Art, Sacramento, CA 2009 Shedding, Red Door Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008 Reflections of the Bay, Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2007 Painters Paint, Branson Gallery Ross, CA

2006 Mentors and Disciples, Atrium Gallery, 901 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 2005 Mission Artists, Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 Day of the Dead, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco CA

2003 Memories: A Celebration of the Day of the Dead, De Young Art Center, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Dialogues, Point 360, Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA

2000 Mujeres 2000 (Women 2000), Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA 1997 Toys in Contemporary Art, D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA

Making Marks: Artists Who Teach, SPACE 743, San Francisco, CA Man and Machines, Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA 1994 Barbie and Beyond, Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993 Drawing First, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2019 Japan, Mid Century Pools, Wildlife, Haus San Francisco, CA 2018 American Stars and Stripes, Haus, San Francisco, CA

2017 Vintage, Haus, San Francisco, CA

2016 New Work: Flags, Haus, San Francisco, CA

2014 Breathless in Paris, April in Paris, San Francisco, CA 2013 Endless Summer, Oakland Tribune Tower, Oakland, CA     2011 Tales of a Decade, Sagan & Piechota, San Francisco, CA 2010 Lakeside Leisure, Spur Happenings, Woodside, CA

2009 Mid Century Americana, Sagan & Piechota San Francisco, CA 2008 American Sport and Indians, Gallery del Grotto, San Francisco, CA 2004 American Pulp, 2901 California Street, San Francisco, CA

Women on the Verge, Pulp Paintings, 2 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA

1998 American History Part 1, Fall Arts Festival, Jackson Hole, WY Horse: The Unveiling, 7 Gracie Square, New York, NY

1996 Citrus Series, Pier 23 San Francisco, CA


Mission Local, Art in the Time of Political Toxicity, Nov 10, 2018 Figurative Art at Sagan Piechota, April in Paris 2011, 2014 Polo Player’s Edition Cover Artist November Issue 2009 Bostwick surveys how we spend our leisure time in a series of spacious paintings. 2009 De Young Museum “Artist Leads Sketching Tours For AIA.” Sept 2009

San Francisco Artist Makes Jackson Debut Jackson Hole News, September 1998 Bostwick Hangs Show Just So, Stepping Out, Jackson Hole News, September

1998 Bostwick’s Western Icons Hang Jackson Hole Guide, September 1998

Planning Lamu: Preservation of an East African Seaport Photos Published 1986


Numerous private collections throughout the United States; information upon request.


Richard P. Mellon Director Wildlife Foundation, Ligonier, PA


B.F.A. Painting, San Francisco Art Institute SF, CA 1988

M.A. Social Clinical Psychology, New College of California, San Francisco CA, 1994