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Presented by Student Affairs

Thursday, January 30, 3:00–4:00 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4 (seminar room)
Open to current CCA students only
More info: kbryant2@cca.edu

The Office of Student Affairs invites International students who are graduating this spring to attend this workshop. We will discuss applying for OPT and beginning the job-search process.
 

 

 

 

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Thursday, January 30, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building, Room 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative information session with Erik Adigard:

Friday, January 31, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, West 1

This CCA/MICA collaborative program allows students from all disciplines to investigate key aspects of animation that relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

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Presented by Career Development

Thursday, January 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Info Session: 10 to 11 a.m. in GC4
Portfolio Reviews: Fashion Design, noon to 4 p.m. (Room 103)
Portfolio Reviews: Graphic Design and Interaction Design, noon to 4 p.m. (the Boardroom)

More information: Stephanie Smith

Please join Career Development in welcoming Nike to CCA! Nike will be on campus all-day event, with department recruiters for Fashion DesignGraphic Design, and Interaction Design.

The morning information session is from 10 to 11 a.m. RSVP now »

Fashion Design students, please contact Kate Dey for additional information.

Interaction Design and Graphic Design students, please select the respective link to sign up for a review.

This event is open to current undergraduate CCA students.

Learn more about career opportunities with Nike »

About Nike

Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.

Presented by Career Development

Thursday, January 30, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Room E2 (seminar room)

More info: Stephanie Smith

Join Career Development » in welcoming Microsoft » for a portfolio review, who will be screening for full-time job and internship candidates.

Sign up » for one of the available 20-minute portfolio reviews.

This event is open to all majors, but specified design majors are preferred: Interaction Design », Graphic Design », and MFA Design ».

Open to current students only.

Learn more about Careers at Microsoft »

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Imagine the opportunities you’ll have in a company with 90,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of products -- spanning games, phones, developer tools, business solutions, and operating systems.

Work from John Zurier's Summer Study Abroad Course

January 28–February 8

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

January 27–February 8

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

January 27–February 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening reception: Tues., Jan. 28, 3-4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The Interior Design Program at California College of Art (CCA) provides an interdisciplinary design education that integrates critical artistic, technological, and material approaches into the practice of interior design.

The program philosophy departs from an understanding of the body in space, human scale, and perception. Students begin with the study of materials and space to create beautiful, functional, and captivating spaces.

They are challenged to be creative and visionary in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future -- to design with social and environmental issues in mind.

Their work reminds us that interior designers can produce ingenious and resourceful designs for materials as well as for spaces. Program faculty encourages the critical thinking necessary for an understanding of interior design as it relates to the accommodation and organization of human interactions, be it in the intimacy of the home, the open and collaborative workplace, or the public sphere of the city.

Adaptive reuse is a theme of the program, as we prepare designers for ethical and sustainable practice.

Juniors in the program have completed 6 studios, and the work presented here is exemplary of their curricular development and the identification of personal interests and creative passions and trajectories within the requirements that will shape their formation as designers in the next year and beyond the academic realm.

 

January 24–February 12

Oliver Art Center, 5212 Broadway Avenue (at College Avenue)
Opening Reception: February 5, 5:30-7:30
Hours: Mon.-Fri.,10-noon and 1-4 p.m.; Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Join us for the tenth annual Textiles Program student exhibition, Textilites, juried by Kate Nartker and Tali Weinberg.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673 or wattis.org

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London.

The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums.

Martin’s film Soft Materials (2004) and Hiller’s installation Belshazzar’s Feast (1983-84) are the conceptual points of departure. Though they were created 20 years apart, both reveal a deep sensitivity to the fraught, yet potentially transformative, relationship between humans and technology.

The exhibition also approaches such expansive subjects as the unconscious, dreams, affect, feminism, and intimacy, as well as more unusual conditions such as telekinesis (as in Hiller’s Wild Talents [1997]) and mirror-touch synaesthesia (as in Martin’s Sensorium Tests [2012]).

The “provisional” of the title is meant to imply a specific kind of temporality, a conditional suspension of the present that favors a visionary way of thinking. Hiller and Martin’s respective artistic practices resist the security that a single, finite reality provides, and instead propose that parallel, alternative, and corrective realities can alter the way we perceive the past, present, and future.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities is generously supported by the Kadist Art Foundation.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29
John Baldessari, "Two Voided Books," 1990

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673 or wattis.org

Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate “traditional” books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera.

Numerous artists throughout history have experimented with transitioning books from three-dimensional to two-dimensional and vice versa, and it continues to be a recurring motif in the most recent contemporary art.

Codex will be organized around myriad works -- a virtual library -- presented on a central wall. Some of the works take the known form of the artist’s book; others venture further afield.

Codex was conceived by Pierre Leguillon, an artist and book collector, during his 2013 residency in San Francisco. The title is a reference to the earliest known bound books, which appeared between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Replacing the scroll, codexes made it possible to more intuitively hierarchize the content of a text and allowed more immediate access to a desired page.

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

Codex is made possible through a collaboration with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), Switzerland, and generously supported by swissnex San Francisco. Codex has was originally presented at Live in Your Head, HEAD – Genève’s curatorial institute.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

 

Group Exhibition

January 20–February 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A SOMArts Cultural Center graphic design exhibition

January 14–February 13

SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan Street | San Francisco

Opening event: Thursday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tues.–Fri., Noon–7 p.m. & Sat., noon–5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Visit the SOMArts website website for additional exhibition information »

All Possible Futures, curated by Graphic Design faculty member Jon Sueda, features speculative work created by contemporary graphic designers. It includes everything from self-generated provocations to experimental work created in parallel with client-based assignments to projects in which commissions have been tackled with a high level of autonomy and critical investigation.

The featured work reveals different levels of visibility and public-ness within the graphic design process. Some projects were made for clients and exist in a “real world” context, while others -- failed proposals, experiments, sketches, incomplete thoughts -- would otherwise be totally hidden and unnoticed.

All Possible Futures explores the potential of graphic design and celebrates a questioning of boundaries regarding concepts, processes, technologies, and form.

Participating graphic designers:

Abake; Appetite Engineers; Bob Aufuldish; Ludovic Balland; Rachel Berger; Peter Bil’ak; Catalogtree; Dexter Sinister; Daniel Eatock; Jan Evart, Julian Hagen, and Daniël Maarleveld; Experimental Jetset; Ed Fella; General Working Group; Hansje van Halem; David Karwan; Mr. Keedy; Na Kim; Jürg Lehni; Willem Henri Lucas; LUST; MacFadden and Thorpe; Karel Martens; Jeremy Mende and Bill Hsu; Metahaven; Mevis van Deursen; Moniker; Lesley Moore; Karl Nawrot & Walter Warton; Radim Pesko; Practise; Project Projects; PSY/OPS; ResearchCenteredDesign; Joel Stillman; Sulki and Min; Volume Inc.; and Zak Group

Visit the All Possible Futures website for additional information »

All Possible Futures is made possible by the generous support of swissnex San Francisco.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA Program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The exhibition and accompanying publication were created with the generous help of a California College of the Arts faculty development grant.