Artist Raphael Villet grew up in San Francisco and now lives and works in Oakland California. He incorporates his studies of Sociology into his artwork, seeking to contextualize, consider and break down social constructs relating to gender, class and race. His artwork spans the realms of documentary, social practice and visual arts.He also runs Play Press, a small publishing house that focuses on printing artist books/zines by women and gender non binary people. Play Press provides free art book printing by splitting each edition with the artist.
ArtBeats, Pier 70, Don’t Mind Me, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, Selected Artist, San Francisco - 2014
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, Man-O-Man-O-Man - 2011
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Take Me Away, SF City Hall 2013
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, You Look Familiar, SF City Hall 2012
Forthrite Gallery, I'm Changing - 2014
The Oakland Museum of California, Vinyl, the Sound and Culture of Records - 2014
Lobot Gallery, No Show, Oakland, CA - 2014
Adobe Books, Just the Two of Us, San Francisco - 2013
Gallery 1038, Public Exercise , San Francisco, CA - 2013
LGBT Center, Untitled , San Francisco - 2012
Robert Blitzer Gallery, The 2011 Creative Collective group art show, Santa Cruz -2011
Man-O-Man-O-Man, zine published by HamburgeryEyes of San Francisco - 2011
Feature in Romka Magazine, 2010
Assistant Curator to Meg Shiffler at the SFAC, Stretch & Expose, 2012 at SF City Hall
Curator at Lobot Gallery in West Oakland.
Educator at The Possible Project at the Berkeley Art Museum. Free public workshops on lino-cut printmaking.