Installation view of FOG Design + Art (Booth 110) at Fort Mason Center. Photo © Johnna Arnold

by Benjamin Genocchio 

Here at Incollect we have always believed that design and art go hand in hand, that one compliments and enhances the other in any interior scheme, and therefore that presenting them together makes perfect sense.  

Minoru Niizuma, Water Fall, c.1986. Italian marble. 20 x 19.5 x 13.75 inches (50.8 x 49.5 x 34.9 cm). Courtesy the artist’s estate and Tina Kim Gallery, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni

We are not alone. Fog Design + Art in San Francisco, opening tonight to VIP guests and running through January 23 at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, has always styled itself as more than just an art or design fair, but rather as a platform for contemporary design and art that “shifts, morphs, and reveals itself through multiple forms and dimensions.” I cannot think of a better way to describe the amorphous intersecting world of interiors. 

Another distinctive element of FOG is that it is small and always has been. This gives visitors a chance to focus on the displays. This year they have assembled 45 leading international galleries and prominent 20th century and contemporary design dealers, though a glance at the 2022 list of the exhibitors (contained below) reveals that only a few dedicated design dealers have made a trip to the Bay Area this year. But several of the public programs associated with the fair engage design and designers. 

Fortunately, the hybrid approach to displaying art and design is present in the booth displays, with for example New York art dealer Tina Kim presenting a selection of historical Korean and Japanese artists including Minoru Niizuma (1930–1998), who made minimalist carved stone sculptural objects that have a more hard edge than the organic forms favored by his Japanese compatriot Isamu Noguchi. He spent much of his life living in New York and was included in shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim. Today, however, his work is little known.

FOG Design+Art 2022 is being held at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123. Tickets are available for general admission to Bay Area residents and visitors beginning Thursday, January 20th. To check out the show online or for more information please visit

2022 Programming


3:00: It's a small world[war]after all

Martine Gutierrez, Artist

A presentation and performance by contemporary artist Martine Gutierrez.

4:30: Murals by the Bay, Yesterday and Today

Arleene Correa Valencia, artist

Mark Harris, artist

Shannon Riley, Co-Founder and Executive Director,

Moderated by Jodi Roberts, Curator and Co-Founder, Art + Climate Action

Diego Rivera’s stays in San Francisco in the early 1930s and in 1940 resulted in remarkable murals that remain landmarks in the city. His presence also sparked fiery debates about the aesthetic and social aims of public art—questions that still animate some of the Bay Area’s most important artists and arts initiatives. In this discussion, the art historian and curator Jodi Roberts will talk with Shannon Riley, Executive Director of Paint the Void, and the artists Mark Harris and Arleene Correa Valencia about public art’s role in today’s arts ecosystem and its potential to galvanize activism, spur change and build community.


1:00: Shaping the Metaverse: How designers and spatial thinkers will re-create the internet

Marcus Guillard, Founder, Archai Virtualis/One Hat One Hand

Zesty Meyers, Principal, R & Co.

Marcus Guillard and Zesty Meyers will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of art and design and how it will take shape in the metaverse; how NFTs are changing the world of design and how we can better bridge the digital divide between real-world design and virtual design intended for the spatial web.

3:00: The Good Curator

Apsara DiQuinzio, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Nevada Art Museum

Leila Weefur, artist, writer and curator

Moderated by Susan Miller, Executive Director, McEvoy Arts

Join Apsara DiQuinzio and Leila Weefur in a lively and casual conversation about curating today. Hosted by McEvoy Arts executive director Susan Miller, the group will share their aspirations, values, and stories of their lives as creative professionals. Together they will discuss film and time-based art forms, writing and language, feminist art and activism and collectively muse on the delights and challenges of shaping ideas into public exhibitions and events.

5:30: NFTs: A New Frontier of Creativity

Dylan Field, CEO and Co-Founder, Figma; former owner, CryptoPunk #7804

Moderated by Ethan Beard, Co-Founder and CEO, Yoz

Ethan Beard will moderate a fireside chat with Dylan Field, former CryptoPunk #7804 owner, which is considered one of the rarest crypto punks. Beard and Field will speak about how NFTs are changing the landscape of creativity and community around culture at large.


12:30: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Presented by Christie's

Lori Fogarty, Director and CEO, Oakland Museum of California

Mildred Howard, artist

Pam Uzzell, Film Director

Moderated by Paul David Henderson, Executive Director, San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (SFDPA)

Join us for a film screening of Welcome to the Neighborhood, presented by Christie’s followed by a panel discussion with artist Mildred Howard, film director Pamela Uzzell and OMCA museum director Lori Fogarty, moderated by Paul David Henderson.

3:00: The Contemporary Presence: In Conversation with Isamu Noguchi

Stephen Burks, Founder and Principal, Stephen Burks Man Made

Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum

Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Critics and admirers alike often categorized, pigeonholed and oversimplified Noguchi in ways that drove him “as close to shouting as [a] quiet man gets.” For him, art, design and sculpture existed on the same plane as life in its entirety. Moderated by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, this conversation between Dakin Hart and Stephen Burks will delve into the principles that informed the master himself, and the ways in which Noguchi continues to be a contemporary presence for creatives working today.

4:30: Where Do We Go From Here? Institutional leaders discussing the future of the arts across the Bay Area

Presented by UOVO

Janet Bishop, Thomas Weisel Family Chief Curator and Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ali Gass, Krieger Family Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco

Daniel Nevers, Co-Director. Berkeley Art Center

Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moderated by Sarah Hotchkiss, Senior Associate Editor, KQED Arts & Culture

Our vibrant art ecosystem relies on art institutions of all different scales and visions. This discussion will explore the leaders of these types of institutions and how they are thinking about the changes that need to be made to create the best arts future possible for our cities.


11:30: The Art of Collaboration in Bay Area Fine Printing

Enrique Chagoya, artist 

Don Farnsworth, Director, Magnolia Editions 

Blake Riley, Lead Printer and Creative Director, Arion Press

The Bay Area has been the home of a fine printing resurgence over the last half-century. At the heart of this revival stands Arion Press and Magnolia Editions, both local establishments committed to creating unique artworks on paper. For this talk, artist Enrique Chagoya will be in conversation with Blake Riley of Arion Press and Don Farnsworth of Magnolia Editions to discuss the diverse ways he has collaborated with small printers. Both Arion Press and Magnolia Editions worked with Enrique Chagoya to publish artist books—but in totally different styles. This conversation will explore the art of collaboration and why the Bay Area continues to offer such fertile ground for printing in a digital century.

1:00: Shapeshifters: In conversation with Bay Area artists Masako Miki and Woody de Othello

Masako Miki, artist 

Woody De Othello, artist

Moderated by Natasha Boas, International Curator, Ph.D

East Bay-based artists Woody De Othello (represented by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco and Karma, New York) and Masako Miki (represented by CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco and RYAN LEE, New York) both create semi-abstract, sculptural forms in materials that range from felt to ceramic to glazed bronze, inspired by everyday domestic objects. De Othello culls inspiration from his own Haitian ancestry and the supernatural objects of Voodoo folklore, while Miki draws from the Shinto and Buddhist traditions and the Japanese folk belief in yōkai (shapeshifters). Both artists will present their work of boundary bending forms and discuss the philosophies and new mythologies that shape them in conversation with San Francisco-based international independent curator, Dr. Natasha Boas.

Sheila Hicks, Let Loose, 2018-2019. Linen, cotton, synthetic fibers, 21.65 H x 21.65 x 5.51 inches; 55 H x 55 x 14 cm (SH3233). Image courtesy of Demisch Denant, New York.

2022 Exhibitors

Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Alexander Berggruen, New York

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Crown Point Press, San Francisco

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco

David Gill Gallery, London

David Zwirner, New York

ZAHA HADID, Double Seat Bench 'UltraStellar', 2016. American walnut, H67 x L120 x D73 cm / H26.4 x L47.2 x D28.7 in. David Gill Gallery, limited to 15 + 2P + 2AP

Demisch Danant, New York

Fergus McCaffrey, New York

Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Friends Indeed Gallery, San Francisco

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Gallery FUMI, London

Gladstone Gallery, New York

Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

Hun-Chung Lee, Assemblage Ceramic Bench in Light Blue. Glazed ceramic. Designed and made by Hun-Chung Lee, Korea, 2011. 59.06" (L) x 26.38" (W) x 31.5" (H); 150cm (L) x 67cm (W) x 80cm (H) CH838. Photograph courtesy of R & Company.

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

Hostler Burrows, New York

James Cohan, New York

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco

Jessica Silverman, San Francisco

KARMA, New York

Kasmin Gallery, New York

kurimanzutto, Mexico City

Lebreton, San Francisco

Isamu NoguchiRain Mountain, 1982/84. Bronze plate, 95.75 x 24.5 x 24.25 in. (243.2 x 62.2 x 61.6 cm). ©INFGM/ARS. Photo © White Cube (Joshua White /

White Cube’s debut presentation at FOG Design+Art 2022 will feature a solo booth by Isamu Noguchi, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, featuring his bronze and galvanized steel sculptures, which use industrial materials to encompass the changing rhythms of nature.

Lehmann Maupin, New York

Magen H Gallery, New York

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York

Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York

Nina Johnson, Miami, Florida

Pace Gallery, New York

Patrick Parrish Gallery, New York

pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland

R & Company, New York

Ratio 3, San Francisco

Rebecca Camacho Presents, San Francisco

Reform and the Landing Gallery, Los Angeles

RYAN LEE, New York

Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London

Talwar Gallery, New York

Tina Kim Gallery, New York

White Cube, London