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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.

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

People's Kitchen Collective co-founders (L to R): Saqib Keval, Jocelyn Jackson, and Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik.

Civil Eats, a daily news source covering the American food system, highlights the work of the People's Kitchen Collective (PKC)—a food justice project co-founded by CCA visiting professor Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik. Inspired by the Black Panther Party for Self Defense’s free breakfast program, this Oakland-based group has been hosting community dinners, feeding activists, and launching cultural projects for the last 10 years.

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Editors and contributors to Art Practical.

The California Arts Council (CAC) announced its plans to award $12,400 to Art Practical as part of CAC’s Arts and Public Media program.

The Arts and Public Media program supports multiplatform nonprofit media projects that demonstrate a clear approach to building public awareness and support for the arts. The program is rooted in the CAC’s vision to create a state where the arts are a central component of daily life and accessible to all, reflecting contributions from all of California’s diverse populations and fostering civic engagement.

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Adam Linder, Choreographic Service No.2: Some Proximity, 2014, duration variable, two dancers and a writer. Pictured at Sydney Biennial.

The Wattis Institute launches its 20th anniversary year with the exhibition Adam Linder: Full Service, a survey exhibition of five choreographic works by Adam Linder (b. 1983, Sydney, Australia; lives and works in Los Angeles). The exhibition is on view at the Wattis Institute from September 8 through September 29, 2018, with performances taking place all day, every day, during open hours. A precise schedule appears below.

Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Video documentation of NIC Kay’s pushit!! [exercise 1 in getting well soon], Judson Memorial Church, 2017.

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts is proud to present Susanne Kriemann: Canopy, canopy—the first U.S.

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Left: Courtesy of Hatch Workshop. Right: Courtesy of House 9.

California College of the Arts is proud to announce Hatch Workshop and House9 as the two winning teams of the college’s annual IMPACT Award, presented by CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life. This CCA-wide competition for students, alumni, faculty, and staff provides a $25,000 award to each winning team, as well as a robust network of resources and partnerships to enable teams to complete their projects over the course of one year.

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA alumna Reena Merchant. Photo by Tony DiLorenzo.

CCA’s MBA in design strategy gave alumna Reena Merchant the skills she needed to elevate her career as a user experience leader. In the June issue of Modern Luxury Silicon Valley, a profile on Merchant’s success looks at her professional career in the tech world as well as her love of art and design. Through CCA’s design strategy graduate program, she was able to combine her two passions with the necessary leadership and business skills to take her career to the next level.

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA associate professor and chair of illustration Owen Smith.

CCA associate professor and chair of the Illustration program Owen Smith is the designer of 19 New Yorker covers, subway images for San Francisco MTA, award-winning murals and sculptures. Smith’s artistic inspiration is a blend of Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, film noir, femme fatales, pulp illustrations, and the high-drama of Renaissance art. A recent article in The Daily Beast boasts a number of his accomplishments—including "killing Christmas."

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Stephen Beal, Cathy Podell, Kate Kimpton Walker, Stanlee Gatti

San Francisco, CA—May 24, 2018—California College of the Arts (CCA) drew 375 supporters to its San Francisco campus for a celebration benefiting CCA student scholarships and honoring Kay Kimpton Walker, who has been a champion of artists and designers for decades through her 26 years running K Kimpton Contemporary Art, her tenure as president of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association, and her 12 years as a CCA trustee. 

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