Lorien Stern at Hashimoto Contemporary

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Chums, a solo exhibition by Lorien Stern. The artist will debut a new series of ceramics that highlight the unlikely friendship between sharks and their more docile counterparts.

Lorien Stern’s work is highly celebrated for its playful approach to both lighthearted and menacing subjects. The artist has created her own universe of whimsical characters, each varying in form and palate. Working within sculpture, painting and textile, Stern’s work is instantly recognizable for its vibrant levity.

Chums focuses on the seemingly dubious relationships between sharks and other maritime creatures. The exhibition features a colorful assortment of the artist’s iconic shark heads as well as an array of fish and birds. Stern is particularly interested in the mutually beneficial friendship between pilot fish and sharks. Swimming alongside one another, the fish gain protection from predators, while the shark gains freedom from parasites. In response, the artist created every piece in the exhibition to have a counterpart — each work matches to another through pattern and color. Transcending species and trepidation, Chums celebrates the power of connection.

Please join us for Chums, opening Saturday, February 3, with an evening reception from 6pm-9pm, where the artist will be in attendance. This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, February 24. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com

804 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 • hashimotocontemporary.com • (415) 655-9265

Lorien Stern: “Chums” - a solo exhibition

Hashimoto Contemporary 804 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Opening night reception: Saturday, February 3, 6pm-9pm Show on view through Saturday, February 24


Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Lorien Stern is an artist working in California. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts in 2013 where she studied painting and ceramics. She is currently living in the North Western corner of the Mojave Desert in a small town called Inyokern.