Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 by Alumni Association
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The following Alumni Notes are taken from the spring 2009 edition of Glance, CCA's full-color magazine. The semiannual publication provides—among other things—the latest college alumni news: achievements, books published, awards received, and more!
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Billy Bengston: Speaker: "Artistic Production: Los Angeles: An Alternate Art-World Model?" Art Basel Conversations, Miami, Florida, Dec. 2008.
Manuel Neri: Solo show: The Figure in Relief, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Nov. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Garry Knox Bennett: Solo shows: Call Me Chairmaker, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, Oct. 2008–Feb. 2009; One of Each: 1973–2008, Gallery NAGA, Boston, Oct.–Nov. 2008; Call Me Chairmaker, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, June–Sept. 2008.
Craig Clemens: Group shows: The Big Picture Show, Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, Oct. 2008; Remembered Light: Glass Fragments from World War II, Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Mar.–June 2008; Remembered Light: Glass Fragments from World War II, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Jan.–Mar. 2008; Pink Week, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, Nov. 2007.
Harry Weisburd: Publication: "Thoughts on Erotic Art," NY Arts, Aug.–Sept. 2008.
Mira White: Group show: Civic Arts Education 45th Anniversary, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Dec. 2008.
Lee Birch: Solo show: Marquetry and Newar Woodcarvers, Indigo Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 2008.
Roger Kast: Solo show: Drawings in Black and White, St. John's University Arts Center, Collegeville, Minnesota, Sept.–Nov. 2008.
Pat Torley Gentenaar and Peter Gentenaar: Publication: Compiled Pure Paper, Holland Paper Biennial, 2008. The Gentenaars have co-organized the Holland Paper Biennial since its inauguration in 1996 and collaborate on the accompanying books.
Judith Linhares: Solo show: Gouaches, New York Public Library, Apr.–Aug. 2008. Group shows: Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California, Feb.–May 2008; It's Gouache and Gouache Only, Meislin Gallery, New York, Feb.–Mar. 2008. Award: $7,500 Academy Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2008.
James Erickson: Solo show: Fruit Forward and M. Good & Juicy Art, Louis Pohl Gallery, Honolulu, Nov.–Dec. 2008.
Charlie Milgrim: Group show: Politique Poetique, Gallery Theatre, Skyline College, San Bruno, California, Oct. 2008.
Judith Mortensen: Solo show: Vision/Revision: Pastels and Mixed-Media Collage, Rockridge Library Gallery, Oakland, Nov. 2008.
Nevin Mercede: Solo show: 20 Degrees North, 50 Degrees East, Winds Café, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Oct. 2008.
Susan Goldsmith: Solo show: Mixed-Media Paintings, 255 California Street, San Francisco, Nov. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Susan Martin: Solo show: In My Parents' Garden, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, Oct.–Dec. 2008.
Jennifer Bain: Solo shows: Passages, Gallery One, Nashville, Nov. 2008; Linked Narratives, g2 Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 2008; Rhythm and Resonance, 455 Market Street, San Francisco, Jan.–Mar. 2008.
Dan Gottsegen: Solo show: Paintings, Rubin Building Glass Hallway, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, Sept.–Nov. 2008. Group show: Thoreau Reconsidered, Concord Art Association, Massachusetts, Oct.–Dec. 2008; Commission: South Burlington City Center Gateway Public Art Project (with landscape architect Terry Boyle, TJ Boyle & Associates), Vermont, 2008.
Amy McClure: Commission: sculpture for the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2008.
Sono Osato: Group shows: Beauty's Burden, Educational Alliance Gallery, New York, Sept.–Oct. 2008; 33 Washington: A Retrospective, Rabbit Hole Studios, Brooklyn, Sept. 2008; Award: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, 2008.
Nina Lyons: Solo show: Enclosed Passage: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg, California, Nov.–Dec. 2008.
Suzanne Onodera: Residencies: Millay Colony for the Arts, New York, Oct. 2008; Acadia National Park, Maine, Sept. 2008; Publication: essay on the artist Florence Yoo in Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women, AAWAA, 2007.
Misty Gamble: Group show: Confrontational Ceramics, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, New York, Oct.–Dec. 2008; Speaker: Current Perspectives Lecture Series, Kansas City Art Institute, Oct. 2008; New position: special instructor, Kansas City Art Institute, fall 2008.
Cynthia Hron: Solo show: Home Turf, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan, Nov.–Dec. 2008; Group shows: Espace Vert, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, Oct.–Dec. 2008; Contemporary Works, Min Museum, BoSung, Korea, Apr.–May 2008; Award: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship for drawing and works on paper, 2008.
Claudia Middendorf: Solo show: Discard < > Discover, Farm, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Oct. 2008; Curated: In Others' Words, Student Union Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Nov.–Dec. 2008.
China Blue: Solo show: Aqua Alta, OPEN X1 International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, San Servolo Island, Venice, Aug.–Sept. 2008; CD release: Under Voices / Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel, 2008.
Jianwei Fong: Solo show: New Works, Stir Art Gallery, Shanghai, Nov. 2008.
Blake Herman: Group show: Art from the Heart: Benefit for the East Meets West Foundation, Piedmont Community Church, Oakland, Oct. 2008.
Jeffrey Plotkin: Illustrated: New Allegory (by James Owens), Xlibris, 2008; Group Rules! The Social Skills and Ground Rules For Children's Groups (by Sherry Henig), Brenner Publishing, 2008.
Robert Shepherd: Group show: Urban Re:Interventions, Center for Architecture + Design Gallery, Aug.–Oct. 2008.
Shawn Lovell: Award: Niche award in the furniture category for Tree Bed, 2008.
Lee Mingwei: Solo shows: Uncommon Senses, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Dec. 2008–Mar. 2009; Quartet Project, Albion Gallery, London, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
Geoffrey Chadsey: Solo show: You, and Other Unknowing Subjects, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, Nov.–Dec. 2008; Publication: edition of prints, Hui Press, 2008.
Anthony Pearson: Solo show: Anthony Pearson, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Sept.–Oct. 2008; Group shows: Truthiness: Photography as Sculpture, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, July–Oct. 2008; The Possible Document, Herald Street, London, Mar.–Apr. 2008.
Laurie Reid: Group show: Mysteries, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
John Clifford: (with Think Studio) Featured: Communication Arts Design Annual, Nov. 2008.
Stella Lai: Solo show: Fat Children Ruined My Life, F2 Gallery, Beijing, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
Sergio de la Torre: Group show: New Blood, VertexList, Brooklyn, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
Herbert Thornby (with Think Studio): Featured: Communication Arts Design Annual, Nov. 2008.
Rafi Baeza: Award: gold award for the design and creation of the Reunion Booklet for the biennial AIGA Xposed show, 2008; Performance: Elvis, Royal Caribbean Cruises, June 2008.
Patrick Nelson Barnes: Work featured: edited the independent feature film The Lost Coast, which won Best U.S. Narrative Feature at NewFest, New York, June 2008; The film premiered in competition at South by Southwest in March 2008 and was accepted into the prestigious Queer Lion Competition, Venice. It has been acquired for distribution by Cinetic.
Rajkamal Kahlon: Group show: EAF08: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York, Sept. 2008–Mar. 2009.
Jason Engelund: Group show: Winter White, Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, Dec. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Kathleen Walsh: Work featured: "Being Kathleen Walsh: A Day in the Mind of a California Designer," ID magazine, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
Lily Cox-Richard: Group show: Fall Solos 2008, Arlington Arts Center, Virginia, Oct.–Nov. 2008.
Patrick Dintino: Group shows: Red Dot Art Fair (with Andrea Schwartz Gallery), Miami, Florida, Dec. 2008; The Future of Abstraction, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, Nov. 2008.
Arthur Krakower: Solo show: Wild and Lovely: Monotypes and Oil Paintings, RS Gallery, Palo Alto, Oct.–Dec. 2008.
Amy Lam: Group show: *APAture Runway II *(KSW's second annual fashion show of emerging Asian Pacific American designers), Gray Area Gallery, San Francisco, Aug. 2008.
Pepe Mar: Group show: Troglodytes See Better in the Dark, David Castillo Annex, Miami, Florida, Dec. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Don Porcella: Solo show: Swimming Hole (reviewed in Art Business and San Francisco Art Magazine), Project Space at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2008; Group shows: Art Miami (with Stefan Stux Gallery), Miami, Florida, Dec. 2008; Group Show, Cain Schulte Gallery, Berlin, Nov. 2008–Feb. 2009; 12th Annual Art for AIDS, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, Oct. 2008; Bridge Art Fair (with Cain Schulte Gallery), Berlin, Oct. 2008. Curated: Funhouse, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, Oct.–Dec. 2008. Acquisition: Evolutionary Baggage, West Collection, Pennsylvania, 2008.
Rebecca Goodman: Solo show: Somnial Lucidity, Everett Gee Jackson Gallery, San Diego State University, Nov. 2008.
Candacy Taylor: Award: Story Fund grant from the California Council for the Humanities for her new project documenting some of the longest continuously operating ethnic beauty shops in San Francisco, 2008.
Natalie Tyler: Group show: Falling Away, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, Sept.–Oct. 2008.
Erin McCluskey: New position: public education manager, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, Oct. 2008.
Florian Roeper: Group show: Western Interiors Design + Home Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, Oct. 2008.
Hank Willis Thomas: Lectures: "B®ANDED: The Commodification of African American Male Identity," Hammer Lectures, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Oct. 2008; PhotoAlliance and Aperture West Collaborative Lecture Series, San Francisco Art Institute, Oct. 2008; Group show: Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, June–Sept. 2008.
John Chiara: Solo shows: Land's End: Starr King (reviewed in Artweek, 7x7, and ArtBusiness.com), Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, Aug.–Sept. 2008; Land's End (reviewed in the New Yorker, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, BlackBook, Daily Candy, and Design Arts Daily Telegraph), Von Lintel Gallery, New York, Jan.–Mar. 2008; Group shows: Summer Gallery Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, July 2008; Innovation in Tradition, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, Apr.–May 2008; Work featured: ArtForum magazine, Nov. 2008.
Bayeté Ross Smith: Solo shows: Pomp and Circumstance: First Time to Be Adults (reviewed in the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian), Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2008; Residency Projects Part I, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, June–July 2008; Group shows: Off Color, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, Sept.–Nov. 2008; Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, June–Sept. 2008; Award: Along the Way (with Cause Collective), Sundance Film Festival official selection, 2008; Residency: McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2008.
Carl Auge: Group show: Thought of You as My Mountaintop: SFMOMA Staff Art Show, Space Gallery, San Francisco, Oct. 2008.
Jonathan Lyons: Publications: "The Good Life" in Phoebe, vol. 36, no. 1, 2008; "Dashiell" in Gargoyle, no. 83, 2008; "the gravity of the moment" in Rampike, Dec. 2008.
Seth Armstrong: Solo show: Where So Ever You May Go, Rowan Morrison, Oakland, Aug.–Oct. 2008.
David Maisel: Solo shows: Library of Dust, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 2008; Library of Dust, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Sept.–Dec. 2008; Library of Dust, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2008; Group shows: First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Oct. 2008–Jan. 2009; Prix Pictet Award in Photography (shortlisted artists in the first Prix Pictet, the world's first graphic award in sustainability), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Oct.–Nov. 2008; Publications: Cascade Effect, Nazraeli Press, 2008; Library of Dust, Chronicle Books, 2008; Work featured: "What Remains," British Journal of Photography, Nov. 2008; "David Maisel's Library of Dust" (cover and feature article), X-tra Comtemporary Art Quarterly, fall 2008.
Nikolai Moderbacher: Performance: Niko's Kids, The Lower Eastside Girls Club, New York, Oct. 2008.
Zachary Royer Scholz: Solo show: Open Space, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, Dec. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Leslie Shows: Group shows: Tournesol Award 5th Year Anniversary Exhibition, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California, Nov.–Dec. 2008; Residency Projects Part IV, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, Oct.–Nov. 2008.
Weston Teruya: Residency: Oliver Ranch Studio (inaugural resident artist), Alexander Valley, California, June–July 2008.
Jamie Treacy: Group show: At Play, Community Art Gallery, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, Sept.–Nov. 2008.
Renée Gertler: Group show: Blot Out the Sun: Work from North of Los Angeles, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, Dec. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Marnia Johnston: Cocurated: The Multispecies Salon II, PLAySPACE Gallery, CCA, San Francisco, Nov.–Dec. 2008.
Dania Myers: Projects: Myers worked as an art director on the domestic and international one-sheets for Saw IV (2008), international character banners for Sweeney Todd (2007), and the international Joker character banner and domestic/international in-theater standee for The Dark Knight (2008).
Lacey Jane Roberts: Group shows: Capital Jewelers, Naomi Arin Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, Oct.–Nov. 2008; Mystery Ball, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California, Oct. 2008; Making Room for Wonder, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, June 2008.
Luke Butler: Group show: Capital Jewelers, Naomi Arin Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, Oct.–Nov. 2008.
Rachelle Cohen: Curated: Regarding Neighbors: A Portrait of Place, 18 Reasons, San Francisco, Aug. 2008. Group shows: Blot Out the Sun: Work from North of Los Angeles, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, Dec. 2008–Jan. 2009; Creative Cartographies, BAC Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Eliot Daughtry (with Killer Banshee Studios): Solo shows: Unleashed Power, RADAR, San Francisco, Dec. 2008; Unleashed Power and Mobility, Le Petit Versailles, New York, June 2008; JenRO, Rawhide, San Francisco, Dec. 2007; Greetings from Robot City II, *Femina Potens, San Francisco, Aug.–Sept. 2007; Group shows: *Illuminated Corridor, Kahn's Alley, Oakland Day of Art, Oct. 2008; Illuminated Corridor, Gansevoort Plaza, New York, May 2008; Double Vision, ATA, San Francisco, Oct. 2007; Prelinger on Prelinger, Illuminated Corridor, San Francisco, Oct. 2007; PeaceOUT 2007, 21 Grand, Oakland, Sept. 2007; Small Film Festival, Berkeley Art Center, Sept. 2007. Curated: T-10 Video Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, Jan 2008. View Daughtry's MFA thesis project at www.uncannyvalley.net.
Christina Empedocles: Commission: Flock mural installation, William J. Rutter Center, UCSF Mission Bay campus, San Francisco, 2008.
Naoko Okabe: Group show: Winter Salon 2008, Micaëla Gallery, San Francisco, Nov. 2008–Jan. 2009.
Greg Schultz: Awards: For his Peapod home ultrasound system, Schultz was a speaker and spotlighted designer at the Industrial Designers Society of America's Bay Area's Best Gala, Oct. 2008; he received a bronze IDEA award from BusinessWeek magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America, 2008; he was featured in Innovation magazine's Yearbook of Design Excellence, fall 2008; and he was a finalist in the ID magazine student design review, 2008. Schultz exhibited his Viridis lounge chair (a student project) at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York in May 2008, and the chair won a furniture production contract with Bevara Design House in conjunction with Walmart.com, 2008.
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