City Studio was founded in 2005 by artist, curatorĀ and SFAI faculty Julio Cesar Morales and then SFAI President Chris Bratton.
Christine Lee was the Assistant Director in 2005; tammy ko robinson was the Director in 2006 and Barbara Garber was the Assistant Director in 2007.
JD Beltran was the Director from 2010-2018 and just recently handed the reins to Amy Berk in Spring 2018.

PastĀ VISITING MASTER ARTISTS include
Jeannene Przyblyski
Paul Kos
Raqs Media Collective
Sarkis
Gina Osterloh
Raul Cardenas
Felipe Dulzaides
Rene de Guzman, Curator
Desiree Holman
Jerome Reyes
Ben Venom

Past TEACHING ARTISTS include
Cathy Lu
Sally Widdowson
Kim Silva
Amy Berk
Laura Boles Faw
Marijke Jorritsma
Meghann Riepenhoff
Allison Taylor
Erik Wilson
Chris McNevin
Cathy Fairbanks
Kady Monroe