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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Bieke Depoorter. Image by Jef Boes.

In a collaborative partnership with four major Bay Area arts organizations, Bieke Depoorter has been selected to receive the prestigious 2018 Larry Sultan Photography Award. The award, granted through a partnership of California College of the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, consists of a $10,000 cash award and an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Léonie Guyer, Gift, 2006 (installation detail), collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, NY

San Francisco-based artist Léonie Guyer (b. 1955, New York City) creates paintings, drawings, and books that are intimate in scale and minimalist in sensibility, yet are also expansive, idiosyncratic, and deeply nuanced. Consisting mostly of abstract shapes, some of her works are painted on wooden panels or marble fragments, others are drawn on paper, and others are painted directly onto walls in site-responsive installations.

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 by

Mark Andrew Buenafe.

By Pooja Vijay Kumar and Laura Ng

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Curatorial Research Bureau, located at YBCA, is a bookshop, learning site, exhibition and public program space, and new home of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and California College of the Arts (CCA) announce the launch of the Curatorial Research Bureau (CRB). Located at YBCA, the CRB is a new bookshop, learning site, and exhibition and public program space. The space will be the new home of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, which is chaired by art historian and curator James Voorhies.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA's Public Sediment team—which includes Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) directors and architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones—has won an AIA California Merit Award in the Urban Design category, for their Unlock Alameda Creek proposal.

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

The California College of the Arts (CCA) is proud to offer a slate of Global Climate Action Summit affiliated events and contribute expertise regarding the intersection of environmental responsibility and the arts.

In September, the city of San Francisco will host the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS)—a high-profile occasion that will bring leaders, organizations, and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” This important moment will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, and citizens with respect to climate action, while also serving as a platform to launch deeper discussions about the future.

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

The Nave—a grand hall located in CCA’s iconic academic building in San Francisco—provides a dramatic, versatile space to showcase large works of art and group exhibitions.

The California College of the Arts is proud to present a robust line-up of public programming to the San Francisco Bay Area. This fall, CCA will have a number of affiliated events for the much-anticipated Global Climate Action Summit, including the official launch of the award-winning Architectural Ecologies Lab, which exemplify the college’s commitment to sustainability.

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Artist and CCA alumnus Nigel Sussman. Photo by Clara Rice.

Artist and alumnus Nigel Sussman (BFA Illustration 2005) will create the artwork for the 15th annual Architecture + the City festival hosted by American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and the Center for Architecture + Design. Sussman creates complex isometric murals and illustrations and can often be found painting pictures of giant cats or flying food.

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Designs by (L to R): Jennifer Wang, Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong

Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong, and Jennifer Wang—three recent graduates from CCA’s fashion design program—presented their collections at the Fas

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab prototype.

Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) was recently recognized by Architect Magazine with a 2018 R+D Award for the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab. This project, housed within AEL, has dedicated years of research to biofouling—the phenomenon in which surfaces placed underwater attract plankton, fish, and other sea life, which can erode structures and impair movement for vessels.

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