Crystal Townsend, a San Francisco native, creates “configurations”, sculptural pieces intertwining metal with organic materials and cultivated crystals created in her workshop in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. With the intent of focusing attention on  microcosmic connections in human experience, she utilizes metalworking, woodworking, paper sculpting, and chemistry to execute these configurations. 



Fleet Wood (San Francisco, CA)

Untitled Permanent Exhibition, Cowboys & Angels (San Francisco, CA)


2019 - On The Edge of Eden, Abrams Claghorn Gallery (Albany, CA) with opening reception on February 9, 2019, 5-7 pm


2018 - All Hail, Workshop (San Francisco, CA)

2017 - Untitled Exhibiton, Workshop (Pittsburg, PA)

2017 - 100 x 100, Fleet Wood (San Francisco, CA)

2017 - Growth Patterns, Public Barber Salon (San Francisco, CA)

2016 - Orbs, Workshop (Pittsburg, PA)

2016 - Ayiti Cherie Benefit Auction, Mirus Gallery (San Francisco, CA)

2011 - Save Japan benefit show, Arc Gallery (San Francisco)

2010 - Awesome Number One Big Fun Group Show, Medicine Agency (San Francisco)

2008 - Untitled ExhibitionA Bon Port (San Francisco)

2008 - Spraypaint and Exactoblades, Amber (San Francisco)

2007 - Untitled ExhibitionReverie (San Francisco)

Curated Venues

2008-2010 - A Bon Port, later Blush. Established program highlighting work from local emerging artists.

2010 - Medicine Agency. Established program of exhibitions of work from emerging and midcareer American artists. 

2011-2012 - 5 Claude Lane Gallery. Curation of gallery exhibitions for over a year.

2014 - San Franpsycho. Curation of store art displays. 

2016 - Mirus Gallery, Ayiti Cheri Haiti Communitiere Benefit