Jeremy Fish

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Jeremy Fish (born 1974) is an American, San Francisco-based illustrator and artist.

Jeremy Fish in San Francisco


Fish was born in Albany, New York. He lived in upstate New York until he moved to San Francisco in 1994 to attend art school. He received his BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997.[1][2][3]

In 2006, Nike Skateboarding released a version of the Air Classic shoe with artwork designed by Fish which they later recalled because Nike was not satisfied with the embossing.[4]

Fish has collaborated with Aesop Rock since the latter's move to San Francisco in 2005. In the fall of 2006, the pair created a book entitled The Next Best Thing, which also included a 7-inch picture disk.[5] Fish later created the artwork for Aesop Rock's fifth studio album None Shall Pass, released by Definitive Jux.[6] In 2009, they again teamed up to release Ghosts of the Barbary Coast on Definitive Jux.[7]

In 2008, DRAGO staged Rome-antic Delusions, an exhibition of Fish's paintings, drawings and screen prints. The exhibition was held in Rome, and much of the art was created there as well.[8]

His 2011 "Silly Pink Bunnies" sculpture and mural at Haight Street and Laguna Street in San Francisco was removed in 2013 due to construction. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign was started and raised over $50,000 to erect a permanent bronze bunny at the same location in the future.[2][9]

In 2013 he worked on creating a custom pinball machine for a project called "Bring Back The Arcade" with Tilt Warning Customs.[10]

In late 2014, Fish suffered a brain aneurysm that required surgery.[11]

In 2015 Fish was named San Francisco City Hall’s first Artist-in Residence and an opening O Glorious City was held in November 2015.[12]


  1. ^ "Jeremy Fish: 100 Cheers for 100 Years" (PDF). City and County of San Francisco. 2015-03-03. Retrieved 2016-04-29.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Jeremy Fish, of "Silly Pink Bunny" Fame, Is City Hall's First Artist in Residence". 7x7 Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-29.
  3. ^ "Diego Rivera Mural". SFAI. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. ^ "50 Things You Didn't Know About Nike". Complex. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  5. ^ "Jeremy Fish x Aesop Rock: The Next Best Thing (Book and 7Inch)". Jungle Life.
  6. ^ "Aesop Rock None Shall Pass - Hip Hop Galaxy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-08.
  7. ^ "Aesop Rock and Jeremy Fish Present - Ghosts of The Barbary Coast".
  8. ^ "Rome-antic Delusions, Jeremy Fish's Book". Archived from the original on 2009-11-30.
  9. ^ "Bronzing the Silly Pink Bunny". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  10. ^ "Jeremy Fish". Upper Playground. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  11. ^ "A New Challenge For Local Artist Jeremy Fish". Hoodline. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  12. ^ "City Hall's First Artist in Residence: Jeremy Fish!". SF Arts Commission, SFAC Galleries. Archived from the original on 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-04-30.

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