Alumni News

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Lipkis, who studied illustration at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, said he came to New Orleans in 2014, after having traveled across much of the United States and Europe, asking permission to paint murals at select sites as he went.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Branfman-Verissimo is originally from Los Angeles, but graduated from California College of the Arts this past spring. Over the summer, she traveled across the country with her mother — a choreographer — doing a "van residency" and conceptual art project called Rooted America.Traveling with a miniature printing press in the back of their car, the two visited historical sites of resistance — from Selma to Detroit — and met with artists and community members, collecting their stories through collaborations in movement and printmaking.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

“My work has always circled a kind of three-way metaphor, linking earth processes with thought and painting processes,” explains Shows, who earned her bachelor of fine arts at San Francisco Art Institute and her master’s at California College of the Arts.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Presented in partnership with Pier 24 Photography, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Larry Sultan Photography Award honors the unique vision of American photographer Larry Sultan by recognizing one photographer a year with a fully sponsored residency and a $10,000 cash prize. Breuer was announced as the 2016 recipient in September 2015, and will begin his residency in the spring. 

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Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Rosenberg, who as lead pastry chef at SFMOMA's Blue Bottle Café collaborated with Caitlin Freeman on the now-famous Mondrian cake, has been focusing on her artwork of late, working on local projects as well enjoying residencies around the country.

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by Laura Braun

“I got super friendly with manila folders and binder clips,” recalls Rachael, then using her maiden name of Yu. Next thing she knew, she was the proud 50 percent owner of a two-unit residential building at the very end of an infamous SoMa alleyway. (It’s the site of an annual bacchanal that makes the Folsom Street Fair look like a church revival.) That was 2007, and in addition to her studious pursuit of real estate knowledge, the lifelong San Francisco resident was a second-year student of architecture at California College of the Arts.

Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

Following Christmas Vacation, Latzen's acting career all but ended with final roles in a short film, a TV episode of ABC Afterschool Special, and an appearance in 1997's Boys Life 2. Now a self-described "creative soul with an entrepreneurial spirit and a tireless work ethic," Latzen attended the California College of the Arts and spent years in sales.

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

With college tuition rising, it’s only natural that prospective students (and their parents) should be interested in how a college degree will translate into earning power after graduation.

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Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

He shares a fabrication and metal working space with other artists on the Alameda naval base since graduating from California College of the Arts. When starting out after college, he lived with his parents, but after his first show at the Oakland Museum of California, he began getting pieces commissioned by private collectors as well as places such as the San Francisco International Airport, where some of his sculptures are shown today, and he now lives independently as a full-time maker.

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Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2015 by Jim Norrena

Chris McCall (MFA Photography 2003) is the director at Pier 24 Photography

Christopher McCall (MFA Photography 2003) has spent the last seven years serving as the founding director at Pier 24 Photography, an exhibition space on the Embarcadero considered to be the largest in the world dedicated solely to photography.

It’s here where the Pilara Foundation Collection is housed -- a collection of more than 4,000 photographs established by Andrew and Mary Pilara that spans the history of the medium and its international breadth.

Since its inception in 2008, Pier 24 Photography has hosted seven exhibitions, including works by acclaimed photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Thomas Demand, Lee Friedlander, Rinko Kawauchi, Henry Wessel, Garry Winogrand, and, most recently, Paul Graham.

The Pilaras’ goal was to create a space that would complement -- not replace -- other local arts organizations. They wanted to engage the community through exhibitions, publications, and public programs.

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