Jocelyn Superstar

Jocelyn Superstar was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1971. She attended Carnegie Mellon University between the years of 1989 thru 1993, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and sculpture.

Between the years of 1993 and 1996, she lived in Chicago, where she worked as a bicycle courier and received her legendary tag name. In the summer of 1996, Ms. Superstar immigrated to San Francisco to begin graduate school in painting and sculpture at the historic San Francisco Art Institute.

In 1999, Jocelyn Superstar completed her Master of Fine Arts. Since then, she has shown in many venues throughout the Bay Area. The Oakland Art Gallery, The Triton Museum, The Sony Metreon, Catharine Clark Gallery, Pond, Galleria de la Raza, The Marin Community Center, The Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, and The Lab are just a small number of the local venues she has shown at.

Nationally, Ms. Superstar has also exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh over the last twenty years. Her artwork has been featured in such publications as Tramontana, Bitch and Punk Planet magazines, and the book Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.

Jocelyn has also studied art history extensively and is a self-proclaimed graffiti historian. Jocelyn Superstar was awarded two separate art residencies. The first residency was shared with artist and co-collaborator, Isis Rodriguez, at the Artist in Residence Program at Recology (the San Francisco garbage dump recycling program) in 2003. The second residency was shared with artist and co-collaborator, Shiloh Burton, at Climate Theater in 2008. In addition to this, Ms. Superstar was a featured artist in the classic graffiti film, Piece by Piece: The History of San Francisco Graffiti, Documented. In 2011, she co-authored the book Bay Area Graffiti ‘80s-‘90’s: Early Bombing with artist and graphic designer, SFaustina.

Most recently, Jocelyn Superstar was a featured guest on Dreg’s History of the Bay podcast in 2022.

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