Alumni Notes Fall 2008

Christina Empedocles, Flock, William J. Rutter Center, UCSF Mission Bay Campus

Alumni Notes feature many important contributions CCA alumni are making.

The following Alumni Notes are taken from the fall 2008 edition of Glance, CCA's full-color magazine, designed by Sputnik, the college's undergraduate design studio. The semiannual publication provides—among other things—the latest college alumni news: achievements, books published, awards received, and more!

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Robert S. Neuman: Solo shows: Selected Works 1954–2007, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, Sept.–Oct. 2007; Lame Deer Paintings, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine, July–Aug. 2006; Fifty Years, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, Jan.–Mar. 2006.


Joe Cleary: Presentation: on the making of his statue Mother River (2001) for the New Orleans Port Commission Building, Orinda Historical Society, California, Dec. 2007 (the statue survived Hurricane Katrina).


Robert Bechtle: Solo shows: Robert Bechtle: Plein Air 1986–1999, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, Jan.–Mar. 2007; Robert Bechtle, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, Dec. 2006–Jan. 2007. Group shows: The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London, Oct.–Dec. 2007; Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907–2007, International Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University, Sept.–Oct. 2007; CCA Centennial Show Honoring Alumni, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, July 2007; A Strong Vision: Three Decades of Exhibitions, Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California, Mar.–Apr. 2007.


Judith Linhares: Group show: Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907–2007, International Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University, Sept.–Oct. 2007.


Dennis Oppenheim: Solo show: New Projects, Galería Joan Guaita, Palma, Spain, 2007; Commission: Light Chamber, Denver Justice Center, 2007 (in progress through 2009).

Harold Schlotzhauer: Solo show: Objects in Motion, Saint Xavier University Gallery, Chicago, Sept. 2007.


Michael W. Barnard: Screening: 90404 Changing, Oakland International Film Festival, Grand Lake Theater, Oct. 2007.


M. Louise Stanley: Solo show: Mythic Proportions, San Marco Gallery, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, Aug.–Oct. 2007; Group show: Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907–2007, International Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University, Sept.–Oct. 2007.


Jane Lackey: Group shows: The Inland See: Contemporary Art Around Lake Michigan, Richmond Center for the Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Sept. 2007; Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook 1970–2007, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, June 2007; Medicine Now, Wellcome Collection, London, June 2007; . . . One More Thing Added to the World: The Borges Effect in Contemporary Artists' Books, Humanities Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Apr.–June 2007;* Alumni at the Centennial*, CCA Oliver Art Center, Oakland, Jan.–Feb. 2007; Publication: "Taking Things Apart" in Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook 1970–2007, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2007.


Eva Bovenzi: Group show: Strange Weather, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, Sept. 2007.


Mark Bowles: Solo show: New Work, Pamela Skinner / Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art, Sacramento, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Joan Perlman: Group show: Strange Weather, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, Sept. 2007.


Ira Sapir: Work featured: "The Art of Change: Sculptor Ira Sapir's Life Has Been a Study in Reinventing Himself," Chicago Tribune, Nov. 2007.


Lisa Evens: Solo show: Navigating Intuitively: Drawing, Paintings, and Collages, Belmont Arts Council Gallery, California, Nov. 2007.


Gale Antokal: Solo show: The Messengers, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Carol Lefkowitz: Group show: Abstract Paintings, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Oct.–Nov. 2007.


Tracy Krumm: Solo show: Tracy Krumm, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, Sept.–Nov. 2007.

Ann Weber: Solo show: Strange Fruit, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, California, Nov.–Dec. 2007.


Lampo Leong: Solo show: Forces: Paintings and Calligraphy, Institute of East Asian Studies Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, Sept.–Dec. 2007 (with a lecture and workshop, Nov. 2007); Award: Faculty Award, University of Missouri, Columbia, 2007.

Patricia Olynyk: New position: director of the Graduate School of Art and the Florence and Frank Bush Professor in Art, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2007.


Elin Christopherson: Group show: Looking Glass: Seeing Through the Medium, Arts Benicia Gallery, California, Nov.–Dec. 2007.

Michele Muennig: Group show: Painted Dreams, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, California, Oct.–Nov. 2007.


Lauren Ari: Group show: The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco, Oct. 2007–Jan. 2008; Commission: drawings for the general plan document for the city of Richmond, California, 2007.

Gail Dawson: Group show: Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907–2007, International Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Hedi-K. Ernst Schmid: Solo show: Welten-Leben, Galerie Aquatinta, Lenzburg, Switzerland, Nov.–Dec. 2007.

Jean Miller: New position: president of the National Council of Art Administrators, 2008.

Lexa Walsh: Solo show: Seductive Objects: Small Sculpture, Alta Galleria, Berkeley, Apr.–June 2007; Group shows: Wish You Were Here, City|Space, San Francisco, summer 2007; Swee(t)art, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, Mar. 2007;* Distinctions in Drawing*, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California, 2007; Take a Picture with a Foreigner, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, 2006; Boundless Ripples and Harmonies, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan, 2006; Translocation-Recombination-Connection, Pier 2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2006; Women in Taipei, Taipei Cultural Center, Taiwan, 2006; The Immortalization Project, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, 2006, and Taipei, Taiwan, 2005; Performance: Toychestra, Bay Area Now 4 / Under the Radar 1, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Oct. 2005; Award: Meet the Composer Award, 2007; Residencies: Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Residency, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2006; Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan, 2005.

Wing Wu: Solo show: Faster Than Thought (reviewed in Gallery Going: Visual Arts, Sept. 2007), LEE Ka-sing gallery, Toronto, Aug.–Sept. 2007.


Lisa Kokin: Group show: Women's Work, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, California, Sept. 2007.


China Blue: Solo show: Negative Ellipse, Galerie Barnoud, Dijon, France, Sept.–Nov. 2007; Group show: Host, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Susan Goldsmith: Solo show: Recent Paintings, Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, California, Oct.–Dec. 2007.

Jane Grimm: Group show: Synergistic Cavalcades, Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, New York, Sept.–Oct. 2007.


Jo Ann Biagini: Solo show: New Work, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, Sept. 2007.

Lee Mingwei: Solo show: Duologue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct.–Dec. 2007.

Judson King Smith: Solo show: Artifacts of Entropy: Reliquary of the Obsolete, Quicksilver Mine Company, Forestville, California, Nov.–Dec. 2007.


Tara Tucker: Work featured: New American Paintings 73 (Pacific Coast edition), 2007; Currently teaching at Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland.


Alice Park-Spurr: Solo shows: Quartet, Arts Underground Gallery and Zola's Cafe, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Sept.–Oct. 2007; Raven Tales, Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Canada, Nov.–Dec. 2006; Work featured: cover of Art Adventures on Yukon Time, Tourism Yukon, 2006.


Morgan Barnard: Screening: 90404 Changing, Oakland International Film Festival, Grand Lake Theater, Oct. 2007.

Anthony Pearson: Solo show: Anthony Pearson, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Dec. 2007–Feb. 2008; Group show: Seriality, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Nov.–Dec. 2007.

Laurie Reid: Group show: Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907–2007, International Center for the Arts, San Francisco State University, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Colin Stinson: Solo show: The Six Drunken Masters, Lulubell Gallery, Tucson, Oct.–Nov. 2007; Group show: Exhibit A, Vortex Gallery, Sanford Meisner Theater, New York, Oct. 2007; Participated in Comic-Con International, San Diego, July 2007.


Andrew Phares: Group show: A Matter of Taste: The Art of Kitsch, Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College, Fairfield, California, Nov.–Dec. 2007.


Wendy Bell: Curated: Young Berlin Artists—Intimacy and Alienation, Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador, Oct. 2007–Jan. 2008.

Sergio De La Torre: Screening: MAQUILOPOLIS: City of Factories, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Sept. 2007.

Christopher Russell: Group show: Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, Oakland Museum of California, Oct. 2007–Mar. 2008.


Samara Halperin: Award: San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie award for film, 2007.

Amanda Hughen: Solo shows: Firmament, Galerie Immanence, Paris, Oct.–Nov. 2007; Transtructural, Johansson Projects, Oakland, Sept. 2007; Group shows: Convergence, Oakland International Airport, Oct.–Dec. 2007; Art on Market Street Project, San Francisco Arts Commission, Mar.–July 2007.


Banker White: Screening: I Am Your Appetite, Norcal Waste Systems Presents Music and Videos from the Dump, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, Nov. 2007; Group show and performance: Big Drums, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Sept. 2007.


Libby Black: Solo show: The Past Is Never Where You Think You Left It, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Lily Cox-Richard: Solo show: At Stake and Rider, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Prajakti Jayavant: Group show: Non-Declarative Art, Drawing Center, New York, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Don Porcella: Solo show: Strip Mall, Werkstaette Gallery, New York, Nov. 2007–Jan. 2008; Group shows: Gallery Collection 2004–2007, Yukiko Kawase, Paris, Dec. 2007–Jan. 2008; Year_07 Art Projects, County Hall, London, Oct. 2007; Bonac Tonic Art Collective, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, New York, Oct. 2007; All Systems Go, Oglesby Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Sept.–Oct. 2007; Picture Ping Pong, Quality Pictures, Portland, Oregon, Feb.–Mar. 2007.


Elizabeth Block: Award: 2006–7 Doris Roberts / William Goyens fiction fellowship for her book A Gesture Through Time.

William Feuerman: Work featured: MEGAchurch, a proposed design for a 200,000-square-foot worship space in New York, in Architype Review notable projects: religious institutions issue (2007).


David Caler (with Bae): Work featured: Victoriana Trophy Vase and Victoriana Globe Vase on the cover of i magazine, Dec. 2007.

Adele Crawford: Solo show: Other People's Memories—Found Photos: A Dialogue with the Anonymous, Mendocino College Art Gallery, Ukiah, California, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Francis McIlveen: Group shows: Almost 3-D, ASUC Art Studio, University of California, Berkeley, Oct.–Nov. 2007; Nancy Boy, City College of San Francisco Gallery, Oct. 2007; Art Work, Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, California, Sept.–Oct. 2007; Lectures: "New Frontiers in Contemporary Ceramics," Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, CCA, Oakland, Oct. 2007; Richmond Art Center, California, Sept. 2007.


Tiffany Dow: Solo show: New York Preview: The Drawings of Tiffany Dow, Art D'Cor, Danville, California, Nov. 2007.

David Fought: Solo show: 3 (5)wires and 5 (3)sides, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, Sept. 2007.

Edith Garcia: Group shows: C Change: Craft in Our Future, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, Nov. 2007–Jan. 2008; CM: Public Art at Canary Wharf, London, Oct.–Nov. 2007; Year_07 Art Projects, County Hall, London, Oct. 2007.

Alnea Miskiv: Launched: Farahbella Co. Ltd., an independent design brand, based in Osaka, Japan, 2006; The company is currently working on its third collection.


Carl Auge: Group shows: War and Peace: Internal/External Conflict/Resolution, Artisans Art Gallery, San Rafael, California, Oct.–Nov. 2007; Sacred Spaces, ReGeneration, Oakland, Sept.–Nov. 2007.

I-Han Chen: Awards: one of two judges' choice awards and a third-place student award at the AIGA Cause/Affect Design Competition for her film Do You Have 5 Min?, Dec. 2007.

Jake Longstreth: Lecture: Sonoma State University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Nov. 2007.


Val Britton: Group show: There's No Place Like Here, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California, Nov.–Dec. 2007.

David Maisel: Group shows: To Fly: Contemporary Aerial Photography, Boston University Art Gallery, Sept.–Oct. 2007; NY C Photo, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Sept. 2007;* Strange Weather*, David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, Sept. 2007; Dark Matters: Artists See the Impossible, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, July–Nov. 2007; Green Horizons, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, June–Dec. 2007.

Jamie Vasta: Solo show: Mustn't, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Nov.–Dec. 2007.


Amanda Curreri: Solo show: Make New Friends, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco, Sept.–Oct. 2007.

Melanie Lacy Kusters: Solo show: Migration, Serra House, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Oct.–Dec. 2007.

Amy Sarabi: Award: Duperre Award, Arts of Fashion Foundation International Annual Symposium, Nov. 2007.

Christine Wong Yap: Group show: FRED 2007: An Art Invasion Across Cumbria, Cumbria, England, Sept.–Oct. 2007.