Alumni Notes Spring 2010, Part Four

Jessica Miller, Artists Television Access Window Gallery, 2010View slideshow 

This collection of alumni notes features recent accomplishments from our alumni who graduated in the 2000s. Alumni notes of those who graduated from CCA before 2000 are in parts One, Two, and Three.

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Liz Cohen: Solo shows: Liz Cohen: Zwickau Routine, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Mar.-Apr. 2010; The Builder and the Bikini Model, The El Paso Museum of Art, Texas, Sept.-Dec. 2009; Group shows: SMFA Traveling Scholars, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Apr.-May 2010; Second Skin8, Gallery Diet, Miami, Nov.-Dec. 2009; Hall of Mirrors, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Sept.-Oct. 2009.

Alexandra Grant: Group shows: Not Los Angeles, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Sept.-Nov. 2009; OVER/FLOW, Cerritos College Art Gallery, California, Sept.-Nov. 2009; Fantastic LA, Illinois State University, University Galleries, Normal, Sept.-Nov. 2009; Lectures: Alexandra Grant: Presented by the Painting Lecture Series, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Mar. 2010; A Collection of Ideas, Building the Love House: Using Art for Social Change in Watts, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Sept. 2009.

Dana Harel: Solo shows: Manimal, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel, 2010; Kin, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, April-May 2009; Group shows: Secret Drawings, Palo Alto Art Center, June-Sept. 2010; ECHO: Eight San Francisco Artists Respond to Surrealist Masterworks, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, Oct.-Nov. 2009; Permutation From Nature's Perimeter, Palo Alto Art Center, June-Aug. 2009; Herstory: Celebrating Woman's History Month, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, California, Mar.-April 2009; Residency: Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California, June 2010.


Patrick Dintino: Solo show: Leisure Quest, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, June-July 2010.

Jose Del Mar: Group show: Set to Manual, Girls' Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010.

Don Porcella: Solo shows: ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2009; Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, 2009; Group shows: Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, May-June 2010; In-flec-tion, Hudson Valley Contemporary Museum, Peekskill, New York, Feb.-July 2010; Gracias Por Pensar En Mi, Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia, Jan-Feb. 2010; Featured in: "don porcella uses pipe cleaners as art medium", designboom, May 4, 2010.

Marcia Weisbrot: Solo show: Mom's, San Francisco, Sept.-Dec. 2009.

Judith White Marcellini: Solo show: Darwin's Garden: Three-Dimensional Paintings, LunchStop Cafe, Presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Community Art Program, Oakland, Feb.-May 2010.


Wanda Chan: Group show: Passages, U.S. Chinese Art Museum, Oakland, Sept. 2009.

David Hevel: Solo shows: Beautiful, Dirty, Dirty, Rich, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, Sept.-Oct. 2009; There's No Need to Hold Your Nose, Cus' this Funk Stink Like a Rose, San Francisco Recycling and Disposal, Sept. 2009; Featured in: "Beautiful, Dirty, Dirty Rich", San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 10, 2009.

Jim Ricks: Group shows: Video Killed The Radio Star, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Jan.-Feb. 2010; COPYSTAND: Autonomous Manufacturing Zone, Conceived & organized by Stephanie Syjuco, Commissioned by Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair 2009, London, Oct. 2009; Featured in: "The art of imitation", The Irish Times, Oct. 23, 2009; Public projects: Poulnabrone Pebbledashed Dolmen, Collaboration with Dave Callan, Installation for Outside: Insight, Co. Galway, Ireland, July-Sept. 2009; Curated: Between Me and Galway Bay, Ken Fandell for Tulca Season of Visual Art, Galway, Ireland, Nov. 2009; It's About Time, Hank Willis Thomas, 126 gallery, Galway, Ireland, July 2009; Award: New Art award, Artlink, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland, Aug. 2009.

Deth P. Sun: Solo show: Giant Robot, Los Angeles, Nov. 2009; Group shows: Bro Palace, Park Life, San Francisco, Mar. 2010; Giant Robot Biennale, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, Oct. 2009.

Natalie Tyler: Solo show: Diapause, Ennagon Gallery, New York, Dec. 2009.


Elizabeth Block: Publications: "Preface to The Confessions of St. Augustine," Signet Classics, Penguin Press (Translated by Rex Warner), 2009; Untitled Poem, Just Pretend Everything is OK, Evri Kwong, Art Catalogue, de Saisset Museum/Katzen Art Center (catalogue funded by the Lannan Foundation and Smith Andersen Editions), 2008; "La Cuisine Improvisee," Wreckage of Reason (anthology), Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2008; Grant: Poets & Writers Grant for presenting new writing to a live audience at the Lab, San Francisco, 2009; Teaching: Writing Instructor for the Afghan Women's Writing Project, 2010.

Kim Curtis: Solo show: Perception, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Sept.-Oct. 2009; Featured in: "Kim Curtis at Kasia Kay", Art Talk Chicago, Chicago Now, Sept. 10, 2009.


Tiffany Childers: Solo show: Tiffany Star, Candy Bar, San Francisco, Sept. 2009.

Mitzi Pederson: Solo shows: I'll Start Again, Ratio 3, San Francisco, Sept.-Oct. 2009; I Think I Was Looking At That Before, World Class Boxing, Miami, Apr.-May 2009; Group shows: New York Minute, MACRO FUTURE, Rome, Sept.-Nov. 2009; Quiet Revolution, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, United Kingdom, Sept.-Nov. 2009; Tony Feher, Allison Miller and Mitzi Pederson, ACME, Los Angeles, May-July 2009; Lotte Gertz and Mitzi Pederson, The approach, London, Feb.-Apr. 2009.

Lauren Shahroody: Solo show: Cafe Seventy8, San Francisco, May 2009; Group show: September Show, City Art Gallery, San Francisco, Sept. 2009.

Hank Willis Thomas: Solo show: Digging Deeper in collaboration with Willie Cole, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, Sept. 2009-Apr. 2010; Featured in: "Hank Willis Thomas Unabridged", Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Mar. 2010.


Monica Canilao: Group shows: HOT & COLD: The End is Here zine release and exhibition, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, Sept.-Oct. 2009; BELLY OF THE BEAST with Louie Cordero, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, Sept. 2009; Deeper Visions II, Shelter Surf Shop, Long beach, California, Mar.-May 2009; Featured in: "Fecal Face founder picks top 5 artists," San Francisco Chronicle, May 2008.

Lori Gordon: Solo show: Snippets: Lori Gordon: vinyl prints, wall painting, take-away newspaper, ampersand international arts, San Francisco, Oct.-Nov. 2009.

Virginia Kleker: Group show: Virginia is for Lovers: in memory of Virginia Kleker, MacArthur b arthur, Oakland, May 2010; Published: Virginia is for Lovers, Proceeds from book will create a scholarship fund in Kleker's name, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, May 2010.

Jonathan Lyons: Publication: "Writing The Review" PANK, online Sept. 2009 and print Volume 2.

Derek Weisberg: Solo show: Olam Haba The World To Come, Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland, Feb.-Mar. 2009; Group shows: Sculptural installation, EpiscoDisco, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, Jan. 2010; This Long Road: DEREK WEISBERG - CRYSTAL MOREY - BEN BELKNAP, Compound Gallery, Oakland, Sept.-Oct. 2009; House Warming, Terminal Gallery, Oakland, 2009; Full Deck, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, 2009; The Moth, The Flame, and The Returning Comet with Matt Rebholz, Space 1026, Philadelphia, 2009.


Alika Cooper: Solo show: A Cold Wave, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, Sept.-Oct. 2009; Group shows: Fuckheads - Portraiture for the Silicon Enlightenment, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, California, Feb.-Mar. 2010; The Women of Women: The Female Form, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles, Jan.-Feb. 2010; 75th Crocker-Kingsley California Biennial, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Jan.-Feb. 2009; Heroes and Villains, RPS Collective, Oakland, Apr. 2009.

Elise Irving: Solo show: Lightboxes, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, Sept.-Oct. 2009.

Evan Kolker: Featured in: "Terrariums Make a Comeback", Photo Six, The New York Times, June 2, 2010.

Job Piston: Group shows: We Are The World, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Jan.-Feb. 2010; Bad Moon Rising, Boots Contemporary Art Space, Saint Louis, Jan. 2009; Paper Exhibition, Artists Space, New York, 2009; A Walk Down (false) Memory Lane, The Lexington, San Francisco, 2009; Opening Recession, Spinello Gallery, Miami, 2009.

Jeremy Sanders: Group shows: Depth Of Surface, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, 2010; Orange and Blue, Color & Color, San Francisco and New York, Oct. 2009; Art Workers, Eros, San Francisco, 2009.


Iris Charabi-Berggren: Group show: JURIED@BAC: Works on Paper, Berkeley Art Center, Aug.-Sept. 2009; Residency: Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California, Oct. 2010.

Renee Gertler: Solo show: Afterglow in Divided Space, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, Feb.-Apr. 2010; Group show: THAT'S MY SIDE: Renee Gertler + Josh Greene, SKYDIVE, Houston, Feb.-Mar. 2009; Featured in: "Afterglow in Divided Space", Issue 10 / Mirror Image, Art Practical, Mar. 2010.

Liliana Lewicka: Group show and Curated: We Are The World, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Jan.-Feb. 2010.

Lacey Jane Roberts: Solo show: Building It Up To Tear It Down, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, Jan.-Feb. 2010; Group shows: Stitched, Looped and Knitted: Contemporary Needle Art, The Mills Building, San Francisco, Sept. 2009; Threads, National Queer Arts Festival, SOMArts, San Francisco, June 2009; Residencies: MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 2010; Museum of Art and Design Studio Program, New York, 2009; Visiting Artist: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009.

Amy Sarabi: Contestant: One of sixteen contestants to compete on Project Runway's Season 7, 2010; Award: As Winner of Project Runway's Season 7 Design Challenge to create a signature dress for the Campbell's adDRESS Your Heart campaign, Amy was able to attend the Woman's Day Red Dress Awards and her design was put into limited production and sold at, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association, New York, 2010; Featured: "Project Runway's Amy Sarabi on Chinatown-Inspired Fashion and NY v. SF Style", 7x7, Jan. 28, 2010.


Michelle Blade: Solo show: Blow As Deep As You Want To Blow, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, 2010; Group shows: Alchemy, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, 2010; Paper Awesome, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, 2010.

Benjamin Costa: Award: Xeric Grant for cartoon project Shi Long Pang, a historical fiction/fantasy about a wandering Shaolin monk in 17th-century China, Xeric Foundation, 2010.

Josh Hershman: Solo show: Day residue, cast glass cameras and unconventional photography, PISMO Fine Art Glass, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 2009.

Tony Meredith: Award: Top IDEA award with frog design team for their work on Project Masiluleke, a groundbreaking mission that uses mobile technology to address the HIV and TB epidemics in South Africa, Industrial Designers Society of America, Sept. 2009.

Jessica Miller: Solo show: Flagging Allegiance, Artists' Television Access Window Gallery, San Francisco, June-July 2010.

Justin Olerud: Solo show: Love, Lust, Obsession, Sundance Coffee, San Francisco, Apr. 2010; Group show: We Are The World, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Jan.-Feb. 2010.

Jessica Rosen: Group show: Governor's Island Art Fair, New York, Sept. 2009.

Melissa Sachs: Group show: We Are The World, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Jan.-Feb. 2010.

Adrianne Watson: Solo shows: Chadon State College, Chadron, Nebraska, Mar. 2010; Tricking Out, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, July-Aug. 2009; Group show: Western States, The Armoury Gallery, Milwaukee, Jan.-Feb. 2009.


Ellen Black: Group shows: The Secret Welcome of Space and Its Pre-Historic Future, Sight School, Oakland, June-July 2010; Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Dec. 2009-Feb. 2010; Atlanta Opening with Golden Blizzard Collective, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, Sept.-Oct. 2009.

Caitlin Denny: Group shows: We Are The World, Roots and Culture, Chicago, 2010; No Promo, Reference Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Nov.-Dec. 2009; Xth Lyon Biennale,, Sept. 2009 -Jan. 2010; The Pleasure Is Mine - Cali Style, SpaceKraft Pompidour, Lyon, France, Oct. 2009.

Jason Hanasik: Solo show: He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore, Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, New York, Sept.-Oct. 2009; Group shows: Ersatz, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, June-Aug. 2009; Threads, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, June 2009; Featured in: 1000 Words Photography: Contemporary Photography Magazine Online, May 11, 2009.

Shawn HibmaCronan: Solo show: The Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court at City Center, May-July 2010.

Cornelia Jensen: Solo show: Microstructures, studios, New York, July 2009.

Xiaoyu Weng: Curated: 101 Collection: Route 1: R for Replicant, Wattis Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Jan.-Apr. 2010.