Anna Sergeeva is a San Francisco-based artist who works with language as a medium, concentrating on the intersection between word and image.
Art+Action commissioned artist Anna Sergeeva’s YOU MATTER series to reflect and empower the myriad communities in San Francisco—particularly those that are experiencing homelessness. During Sergeeva’s time as an Artist in Residence at Art+Action Coalition Partner Lava Mae, many of the unhoused people with whom she connected emphasized their appreciation for the San Francisco Public Library as a safe, productive space. As such, Sergeeva created puzzles and bookmarks—to be made available at Art+Action Coalition Partners San Francisco Public Library’s 28 branches and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts—featuring the statement “YOU MATTER” in Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and English, overlaid on images from the community-generated San Francisco Public Library Shades of San Francisco photography archive. The YOU MATTER series is available in Art+Action’s Census Toolkit.⠀