Staff Bios

The people behind Hang Art are as important as the art we display. Find out what makes us tick.

Suave Piero Piero Spadaro

A native San Franciscan, Piero first joined Hang Art in 2003 as an intern and eventually worked his way up the ranks to Director. He has a passion for finding new talent and identifying the tipping points of artists' careers. Piero practices what Hang Art preaches by actively collecting contemporary artworks with a focus on artists from the San Francisco Bay Area. Piero studied general fine art and art history at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he earned his B.F.A. and maintains an active studio practice.
Shake and Bake Ahmed Shaikh

Artwork doesn't walk out of the gallery without leaving a paper trail behind it. As our resident Bookkeeper, Ahmed ensures that we cross our i's and dot our t's. A native San Franciscan, Ahmed received his B.S. in marketing from San Francisco State University. He speaks several languages and has traveled extensively. Favorite museums include London's British Museum, The Met in New York City, and (of course) our very own SFMOMA. Ahmed's passion for all things local make him a great resource for those exploring the unique corners of the city.
Alex Alex Hinds

Alex left his sunny Hawaiian home to join Hang Art in 2013 after earning his BFA from San Francisco State University in Painting and Conceptual Information Arts. As Technology and Design Administrator, Alex keeps running like clockwork, makes sure the graphic design looks great, and happily educates guests on the gallery’s extensive collection.
Stephanie Stephanie Rohlfs

Stephanie joined the gallery as Piero’s assistant in 2014. A practicing artist herself, she recently completed her M.F.A. at the San Francisco Art Institute, having previously studied painting at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. On a cold summer's day in San Francisco, she often recalls memories of her winters spent in Chicago. You can readily find Stephanie expertly multi-tasking to make sure everything is in tip top shape, rain or shine!
Canvas the Dog Canvas

Canvas joined Hang Art fresh off a family ranch in Santa Rosa in 2012. Piero's golden doodle proudly follows in the footsteps of previous Hang Art pet ambassadors with a regular shift in gallery. Do not be too surprised if you see her romping around Hang Art. She loves visitors and is sure to give you a warm, bellowing welcome on your next visit. If you are more of a cat person (or just don’t like dogs), we can be sure Canvas is tucked away in the back too.