Alumni News

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

Calamity West is a Chicago-based award-winning playwright. Her most recent productions include The Peacock (Jackalope Theatre), The Gacy Play (Sideshow Theatre),Common Hatred (The Ruckus), and Ibsen Is Dead! Her play Give It All Back was commissioned by Sideshow Theatre in 2015 and was cited on The Kilroys List the same year. In February 2016 her newest play, Rolling, will receive its world premiere at Jackalope Theatre.

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

One such moment came in 2007, after McFlynn moved to the Bay Area to attend California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

Artist David Huffman explores ideas about identity, cultural trauma and social relationships through paintings, performance and sculptures that revolve around the symbolism of basketball and the space program. In this episode of Art School, watch Huffman at work in his studio as he explains his visual language that manifests as multi-layered imagery, blending abstraction with a psychologically-charged narrative.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

The story of water in the San Fernando Valley is the by-product of the American frontier to the West and the seemingly unattainable ambitions to protect the mythicized image of lush palm trees and turquoise swimming pools. But, the illusion of water is on the cusp of extinction.

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Posted on Monday, September 14, 2015 by Laura Braun

My grandparents were serious FLUXUS collectors, and I used to play with the art as a toddler. Then after going to art school, I did a master’s in the curatorial practice program at the California College of the Arts. During the course, I did a residency at the Frankfurt Kunstverein and ran a project space on the side.

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Posted on Friday, September 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

SFMOMA additionally announces the promotion of Joseph Becker to associate curator of Architecture and Design, after serving the museum as assistant curator since 2008. Becker has contributed to several of the museum’s Architecture and Design exhibitions and acquisitions. He was curator of Field Conditions (2012) and Parra: Weirded Out (2012) as well as co-curator with Dunlop Fletcher of Lebbeus Woods, Architect (2013) and co-curator of ParaDesign (2011) with Henry Urbach and Dunlop Fletcher.

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.