Professor Libby Black: No One Ever Said It Was Going to be Easy

Monday, February 26, 2018
Photo of three baseball caps designed by Libby Black

WORKING IN PROGRESS -- “I just got a tenure-track position as assistant professor in Art at San Francisco State University,” Black says. “I come into my studio every chance I get, even if I’m wiped out, I just have to make. I have to, it’s something that no one and nothing can fill. No one can touch that feeling inside of me. It really just makes me alive. I feel like if I didn’t have that, then I wouldn’t be able to teach because then I wouldn’t have anything to give.

“So I have to come into the studio and make stuff, and then I have to go out into the classroom and talk about it. It’s a dual process for me. And I learn so much from my students. So I feel really lucky that I get to go to SF State and talk about art, and that I get to be a part of that conversation. It really helps my work and keeps be accountable.”

Photo courtesy of Guerrero Gallery