Mel Adamson has taught at San José State University, Stanford University, and Pixar Animation Studios. Exhibited nationally and locally, Adamson’s work focuses primarily on the figure and landscapes, with a special emphasis on human consumption of natural resources. She currently resides in both the Bay Area and Oslo, Norway. BA, UC Santa Cruz; MFA, UC Berkeley; studied painting and drawing at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
Shalini Agrawal is founder and principal of 378 Design, a multi-disciplinary design practice that encompasses interior architecture, graphic design, and landscape architecture. Her professional experience ranges from branding and graphic design, green schoolyard landscape projects, and residential interior architecture. In addition to her practice, Agrawal is an instructor at various Bay Area institutions where she teaches design and presentation graphics. University of Illinois in Chicago, MArch.
Lewis Bangham is an award winning designer and fine artist whose range of experience includes storyboard artist, illustrator, animator, and game designer. He has produced projects for a variety of clients including NASA, Capitol Records, 20th Century Fox, Siemens, and Apple computers. As a fine artist he has exhibited internationally. Bangham has taught at the Art Center College of Design, Stanford University, and the Art Academy University. BS, Art Center College of Design
Marshall Dalva is a jeweler and metalsmith who has worked as a production jeweler for an Oakland-based designer. Within a short time, he was managing production and the everyday workings of the designer's studio, which has grown into an internationally recognized brand. Marshall's personal work follows a different model; he has a deep love for the flexibility of metal, focusing on metal forming and larger-scale fabrication. With simply a hammer, some patience, and a little skill, the possibilities are endless. In recent years Marshall has returned to his private work, creating metal sculpture and jewelry in his studio using a range of techniques and materials. He has previously taught at The Crucible. BFA, CCA
Patrick Dintino is a fine artist whose paintings and collages have been exhibited internationally. He co-founded Artists in Motion art collective, a group of artists that created funk-art fashion, sculpture, and furniture out of reclaimed materials. In 2000, he was invited as a guest artist to work with Sol LeWitt to create Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective at SFMOMA. A finalist for SFMOMA’s SECA emerging artist award, and a recipient of the Pollack/Krasner Foundation Grant, Dintino was recently included in the group show, The Future of Abstraction, at the Chelsea Museum of Art in New York City. There will be a solo exhibition of his painting and collage work at Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco during the month of September. BA, San Diego State University; BFA, MFA, CCAC
Taro Hattori is a professional installation artist and web designer. His installation work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has taught website design, desktop publishing, and digital photography for adult education programs at UC Berkeley and Kala Art Institute. BA, Sophia University, Japan; MFA, School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
Arden Johnson-Petrov has created more than 15 books for American and International publishers, including Boyds Mills Press, Harper Collins, Leap Frog, Penguin, Pleasant Company - Mattel, Random House, Scholastic, and Warner Bros Elf movie. She has lectured at California College of Arts, UC Berkeley, and Minneapolis School of Design. BFA, CCAC
Peter Kuo is a Certified Technical Trainer and an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Lightroom. He has over ten years years of experience as a designer and artist working in print, web, and digital publishing. He conducts hands on corporate workshops as well as in-class instruction for Adobe software training.
Mary Alison Lucas has exhibited her bio-morphic sculptures internationally. She is currently Visual Merchandiser for The Gardener in Berkeley where she specializes in home decor aesthetics and arrangements. BFA, CCA; MFA, UC Davis.
Her works may be viewed at www.maryalisonlucas.com
Briggs MacDonald 's work ranges from residential to hospitality, commercial and institutional interiors. Presently in private practice, clients have included Vitra, Artemide, and Design Within Reach Showrooms. He has formerly held positions as Principal at Alamosa Design Associates, Director of Interior Architecture at EHDD Architecture, and as Design Director at Mancini Duffy, all in San Francisco. MacDonald has also worked with Andree Putman and Vignelli Associates in New York City. In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches interior design in CCA's degree program. Current projects may be seen at www.bmod.net. BArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
Sheila Metcalf Tobin is an artist whose work exemplifies the experiences of discovery through observation and has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. She previously taught in CCA’s degree program and currently teaches at Laney College and in CCA's extension and young artist studio programs. BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sian Oblak is a painter whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally. She has been teaching drawing and painting at colleges and other institutions in the Bay Area for six years, including CCA. Local galleries showing her work include the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek and Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco. BFA, Saint Martins School of Art, London; MFA, CCAC
Craig Petey is an award-winning ceramics artist whose work is a mix of rough and smooth textures. His pieces are wheel formed and then altered to their most pure and naturally earthlike stage to best reflect the origins of the clay. Petey is currently the ceramics studio manager at CCA. B.S., M.S., Pennsylvania State University.
John Poole is a sculptor whose work has been exhibited both internationally and nationally. He has worked at three professional foundries and taught numerous university courses in sculpture and casting. BA, UC Berkeley; MFA, University of Arizona.
Mel Prest was a figurative painter for a decade before turning to abstraction. Prest has been awarded artist residencies at Ragdale (2013), The Golden Foundation for the Arts (2012), Vermont Studio Center (2012), MH deYoung Museum (2004) and was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts from 2002-2005. Her work has been included in New American Paintings (#73) and Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and reviewed in Artweek, Art Papers, and the San Francisco Chronicle among others. Recent exhibitions include: Soft Luminosity at IS-projects, Leiden, NL; POSTE CONCRET, ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR. Prest’s work is held in flat files: Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY; Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY; NeoImages, Los Angeles, CA and her work is part of the Drawing Center's Viewing Program (New York, NY). Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Mills College
Douglas Sandberg is a commercial and fine art photographer working in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Formerly the Director of Photography at Bonhams / Butterfields, he currently provides photo services for Sotheby’s, SFMOMA, San Jose Museum of Art, and numerous magazine and book publishing firms. His client list includes work with Ralph Lauren, Rolls Royce, Chronicle Books, Oliver Peoples, Silver Oak Vineyards and the notorious adventure photographer, Peter Beard. Sandberg's most recent publication is BOOK ART OBJECT the CODEX FOUNDATION’S comprehensive catalog of unique artists books. He has taught large format/studio lighting at CCA and enjoys a long working relationship with major graphic design firms. His film and video work currently runs at the Smithsonian. BFA, CCAC
Maggie Simpson Adams is an artist whose work in documentary, narrative video, photography, and multi-media installation focuses on ideas around mortality by expanding the boundaries between cinematic and tangible space. She has received international film festival and broadcast success for her short films such as: Stalls, The Pillow Case, and Turf to Life. Her interactive multi-media exhibits: Mortal Ebb and Obsequies: Beautiful Death have been exhibited in galleries, including Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA. Founder of her own small video production company, Decomp Films, Simpson Adams has produced a wide variety of work for clients, ranging from exercise videos to a documentary for The Alameda County Arts Commission focusing on the impact of public art on youth. BFA, MFA: CCA.
Lynn Sondag is interim chair of the Art Department at Dominican University of California, where she teaches watercolor, drawing, and life drawing. During a residency in India, she grew to love the simplicity and complexities of watercolor, using the medium to render the natural phenomena in local landscapes. Her watercolors are exhibited in group and solo shows at Triangle Gallery in San Francisco. BFA Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA CCA
Stacy Speyer is an artist curious about structure. For over a decade she has been exploring lines in space through her large-scale installations made of dyed and woven sewing thread. Experiments through a variety of mediums, ranging from natural materials to digital imagery, have led to a series of geometric structures and an artist in residency at the SF Exploratorium in spring 2009. Ms. Speyer’s work has been exhibited nationally and is represented in private collections, as well as having been featured in several publications, including the Journal of the San Francisco Design Center. BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, CCAC.
Eugene Young is a graphic designer and illustrator living and working in the Bay Area. Eugene has taught in CCA's undergraduate graphic design, Pre-College, and Extended Education programs, as well as City College of San Francisco (including the CCSF Design Collaborative program). As sole proprietor of Eurayo Design, he has produced marketing collateral for several Bay Area community-based arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses. Eugene also is known for his unique style of science fiction and fantasy art, which recently earned him Adobe's 2008 Photoshop Users award for illustration. BFA, CCAC ; MFA, CCA
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