Todd Berman is a San Francisco artist who travels the world and his local community, sketchbook in hand. His art reflects the colorful eccentricity bound within moments and individuals; depicting scenes of people coming together to improve their surroundings.
Todd promotes creativity by asking people of all ages to create small, personalized drawings which he collages into larger collaborative art works. Working as a public school substitute teacher in San Francisco’s eclectic Mission District neighborhood, Todd creates scenes that capture a chaotic sense of community in bright, expressionistic drawing, painting and collage. Named San Francisco County 2006 Bike Commuter of the Year, Todd also uses his two wheels to bring his art to events, parks, and schools.
Todd was born in the hills of West Virginia, grew up on Long Island, NY, and moved to San Francisco in 1998. He has a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and continues his arts education through programs at U.C. Berkeley Extension and the San Francisco Art Institute. His art often hangs on the walls of local community spaces in San Francisco.
He is currently serving as the Teacher Coordinator of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.