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Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Jannie is the head of user experience for Light, which is bringing the highest-quality photography to the smallest possible devices. Prior to Light, Jannie was the director of product design at Citrix, where she was responsible for the design and product experience of Citrix’s mobile consumer business apps. Previously, she held similar design roles at LiveOps, eBay and Oracle and has issued over five patents since the start of her career.

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Rema Ghuloum extracts evocative response from her surroundings, referencing subjective impulses or objects in her studio. Her eccentric brushstrokes lead the viewer into a journey of subtle colors and fascinating boundaries. A Sky with Edges features her most recent work, paintings and sculptures that explore spatial density with various textures and elevated softness. 

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Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

The drawings emerge from Brown’s life. “It’s like a little grain of sand that irritates an oyster before it becomes a pearl,” says the artist, 60, who once studied at California College of the Arts before going on to work in finance and software. “I look out the window, and that leads to a first mark, and then we’re off to the races. Now that I have a studio that has no window, it’s become an internal window.”

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Laura Kenney

Edith Garcia with Viola Frey's sculpture Woman with Elbow on Raised Knee (1994) at the Oakland Museum of California

California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce artist and visual critic Edith Garcia is the 2015–16 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor. Garcia is a sculptor, installation artist, and author noted for her innovative use of clay and haunting forms that reinterpret the figure. She has shown throughout the United States, Mexico, and Italy.

This fall she will teach Craft Theory and other courses; she will also give a free public lecture, “My Life in Sculpture,” at Nahl Hall on the Oakland campus on October 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Garcia is engaged in scholarship around “the absence and presence of human form” in figurative ceramics. As visiting professor she will have full access to the Viola Frey Archives at Artists’ Legacy Foundation in Oakland, a resource for scholars, curators, and the general public. Garcia plans to research a not widely known period of Frey’s work produced in the late 1970s.        

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Shiraz Chavan

Global outreach allows CCA to offer an arts education enriched with cultures

CCA might be closer to you than you think! CCA's Admissions Office representatives will be in the Middle East, Asia, Turkey, Canada, and Central and South America this fall.

View our travel schedule below and take this opportunity to make an appointment to have your portfolio reviewed and ask about our admissions requirements.

Contact the appropriate representative (below) to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Note: We highly encourage you to RSVP for events as they fill up quickly.

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

Hou Hanru, the artistic director of Maxxi, the museum of contemporary art in Rome, will join the Guggenheim as a consulting curator and Xiaoyu Weng, who was the founding director of an Asian art initiative at the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris and San Francisco, will join as an associate curator. Under Alexandra Munroe, the Guggenheim’s senior curator for Asian art, they will begin work on two shows being planned as part of the museum’s Robert H.N.

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

Susannah relocated from Oakland, California and brought a wealth of knowledge with her. She earned a BA in History and a BA in Photography from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, CA. Unlike most of us who discover our flaws through photography, Magers found both her strength and passion.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 by Jim Norrena

CCA's spring School to Market course is offered as part of the interdisciplinary craft curriculum initiative and is cotaught by David Cole (Jewelry / Metal Arts Program) and Anne Wolf (Textiles Program).

Now in its fifth year, the School to Market workshop represents a partnership between CCA and the American Craft Council to help bring hands-on entrepreneurial experience to young makers working in craft media.

American Craft Council Show

Over the course of the semester, the faculty members guide students through the process of producing, displaying, and then exhibiting their their fine craft works and that of their peers at the prestigious American Craft Council Show held July 31 through August 2 at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Xiaoyu Weng served as the founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia Programs, Paris and San Francisco. There, she launched the Kadist Curatorial Collaboration, which organizes exhibitions that stimulate cultural exchange, and she also oversaw artist residencies and the building of the contemporary Asian art collection. Previously, she worked as Program Director of the Asian Contemporary Art Consortium in San Francisco and as a curator at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA).

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Does the sun ever set on the Guggenheim Museum? The institution has appointed two new curators to expand its Chinese contemporary art programme. Hou Hanru, the artistic director of MAXXI, the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, has been hired as a consulting curator. Xiaoyu Weng, the founding director of the Kadist Art Foundation’s Asia programmes, will join the museum as an associate curator of Chinese art. 

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