Rye Purvis moved to San Francisco from New Mexico in 2007. She received a BFA in Painting from SFAI last year. Using painting, sculpture, video, and fabric, Rye’s work is a direct commentary on the idealism of females in media, as well as the objectification of more specifically, Native American women in media and history. Earlier this year, Rye has shown work at the Luggage Store Gallery in downtown San Francisco. Rye works at the San Francisco Art Institute, but also finds time to instruct various mediums of art at the Meridian Interns Program and the Native American Health Center in San Francisco.