'Ripples' Brings Inspiration, Meaning and Connection to UC Law San Francisco's Campus

UC Law San Francisco on April 3 celebrated the artists whose work adorns its campus walls. The artworks are part of a rotating exhibit called “Ripples” overseen by art curator Esther Mallouh. It features some 72 artworks by 47 Bay Area artists. The program provides added exposure for local artists’ work while enriching the on-campus experience for students and the UC Law SF community.

Below are a few highlighted photos from the event. Find a full gallery of photos here.


Art curator Esther Mallouh and UC Law SF Board of Directors Chair Simona Agnolucci speak about how original artwork adds value to the campus and educational experience by fostering conversations, inspiring students and stimulating creativity.


East Bay artist David Bruce Graves says he is passionate about creating art that celebrates his African American heritage. His pieces “Black Swan” and “Queen of Dreams” are on display in the Cotchett Law Center.


Artist Rinet Goran says she likes to create abstract art and figure paintings that convey her admiration for people who use their minds. Her “With a Brush” is on the sixth floor of Mary Kay Kane Hall.


Oakland-based artist Nyame Brown says he hopes his self-portrait in the Cotchett Law Center sparks dialogue on climate change, the connection of Black people to nature, and the psychological effects of racism and police violence.


Japanese-born artist Yukali Seci says she is deeply inspired by nature and Buddhist teaching. Her piece “Kyotto Sonette” is on the sixth floor of Mary Kay Kane Hall.


Amanda Eicher is executive director of NIAD Art Center in Richmond, California, an art studio for adult artists with disabilities. Pieces created by the center’s artists are located on sixth floor of Mary Kay Kane Hall.