Sirron Norris graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and began his art career in San Francisco in 1997. He was the recipient of the Artist in Residence programs at the de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco and San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2000 and 2002 respectively.
Norris is known for his extensive public art contributions. Among them, his most notable mural, “Victorion: El Defensor de la Mission” located in San Francisco’s historic “Balmy Alley” has been featured in various media platforms including magazines, books, and advertisements. The Calumet Mural, located at the corner of 18th and Bryant in the Mission district currently stands as his largest at 600 square feet. With support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Norris’ murals adorn the pediatric emergency rooms at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Norris is also an accomplished artist across several mediums including multimedia, television, film, and illustration. He was the lead artist in Fox Network’s animated show “Bob’s Burgers” and in that capacity, he created backgrounds and character designs. Norris’ art career has been featured on the PBS news Hour with Jim Lehrer and in several commercials and advertisements. Additionally, Norris has an ongoing political comic series entitled “Cityfruit” for which he received the Greater Bay Area Journalism Award in 2017.
The Land of the Helping Hand
Sirron Norris’s work also includes new murals in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Titled, The Land of the Helping Hand, is a colorful fantasy scene depicting iconic Bay Area landmarks and a cast of animal characters lending each other a hand The immersive artwork evokes feelings of joy and happiness in a setting where families and youth often find themselves in stressful situations.
It gives me great joy to bring some color and life into the healing space, and helpSirron Norris
make some of the patients feel better.
For almost 10 years we have had the honor of working with Norris. This piece, titled “City Fruit,” painted in 2017 is still on display today at Sutter Health.