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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Laura Braun

Gregory Halpern studied at Harvard University, later receiving his MFA at the California College of the Arts. He currently teaches the the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Laura Braun

Dana Harel was born in 1970, raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, and works in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from California College of the Arts. Her recent solo exhibitions have been at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Herzliya, Israel. Harel’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in San Jose; Napa Valley Museum in Napa, and Root Division and Gen Art, both in San Francisco. 

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Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Laura Braun

Born in 1986, the artist was formed at Parsons in New York and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Cortright works in various media, from painting to new media, but it is mostly his videos that earned him a viral success. His works were exhibited at the New Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale and Lyon, as well as Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Laura Braun

Born in 1986, the artist trained at Parsons in New York City and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Cortright works across painting and new media, but it's her video work that has attracted the attention of the internet, and now Stella McCartney herself. Her work has featured in exhibitions at the New Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, the Biennale de Lyon and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Through a series of conceptual videos, Petra Cortright toys with her famed optical effects to explore the creative aesthetic of Stella McCartney's Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection. In Dot Warp with door, she conveys the collection's signature dot motif while offering a playful nod to Star Trek through referencing the warp, the unit used to measure space velocity in the famous sci-fi saga. 

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Stella McCartney has an eclectic group of friends, many of them outside fashion circles — you can tell just by the guest list at her annual resort presentation-cum-party. (Lorne Michaels, Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, and Jenny Lewis attended the last one.) Now McCartney has recruited a new pal, artist Petra Cortright — a Venice Biennale alum known for her subversive takes on internet art — for a series of video projects, the first of which is out today. McCartney told the Cut, "I was instantly struck by Petra’s work, her effortless cool-girl approach.

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Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 by Laura Braun

I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from California College of Arts and Crafts. I went to an art magnet high school where I had to fight to get in. I got accepted into an art college my freshman year of high school. It was funny—I thought I could skip high school. They offered me a scholarship, then they realized I was just a freshman.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

I built this Eames-like chair without touching a single traditional woodworking tool. No, it's not because I'm some kind of Luddite. I just love the immediacy of rendering a chair with 3D modeling software and then cutting out the parts with a CNC machine. Everything snaps together like flat-pack furniture, but without the cheesy fasteners—just mechanically sound through tenons and lap joints. The manufacturing process takes 2 hours.

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Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

The first book on the Sluts' bibliography is the Pulitzer-winning "Carry Me Home," about the civil rights movement in Alabama. The club members read biographies, memoirs, Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon and Steinbeck ... and even that book told from a dog's point of view that got the Sluts' unanimous thumbs-down, "The Art of Racing in the Rain." Armistead Maupin once visited to read to the group, and another time each person read a poem that was meaningful, surprising one another with new personal stories.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Volatile Mutation earns honorable mention at TEX-FABView slideshow 

Congratulations to third-year MArch students Alan Cation and Dustin Tisdale and alum Tim Henshaw-Plath (MArch 2014) for earning honorable mention for their Volatile Mutation project at this year's TEX-FAB Plasticity competition.

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