Alumni News

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by Laura Braun

I love my Miquelrius journal. It has a soft leather-like cover, which bends without getting damaged whenever I put it in and [take it] out of my bag or purse. I take my journal everywhere, so it has to be able to handle the daily abuse. My notebook isn't precious; it's a workhorse. This one has held up really well, especially considering the price point (under $12). After half a year of use, I can still bring it into client meetings without being embarrassed.

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Laura Braun

Chris and I met in the Comics MFA program at California College of the Arts, where he was my illustration prof. Guy can draw like a demon, and is one of those technique masters that can always show you something you’ve never seen before. When we came together to collaborate and pitched ideas back and forth, Legend was the one that gained the most traction, so we ran with it.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Ashley Eva Brock in her West Marin studio

Ashley Eva Brock (Fashion Design 2012) is a busy fashion designer, costume designer, and textile artist who runs her own company, Of Quartz, and also does freelance design and patternmaking, including performative costume design for music videos.

Before she moved to her live/work space in West Marin she was an assistant dyer/painter/textile manipulator in the costume shop at the San Francisco Opera.

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Art helped Odutola not only embrace her identity, but to be proud of it. After receiving her BA from University of Alabama in Huntsville and her MFA from California College of the Arts, she started making drawings using pen and ink. Even though the figures she depicts are always shaded in black, she doesn’t always depict black characters.

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Expect echoes of the previous exhibit from the New Jersey-born Discenza, who earned his studio art undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and master’s of fine arts at California College of Arts and Crafts.

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Laskey picked up the thread of weaving late in her undergraduate painting studies at California College of the Arts, in the early 2000s, but once she attempted to make her own linen canvas, she was hooked.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

It’s one thing to be a sneakerhead, but designing sneakers in your head is something altogether different. Cubby Golden has proven nice with a pen tool and an actual pen. While he’s currently designing footwear for New Balance, his experience doesn’t stop there. Golden has designed footwear for Nike, a cell phone for Telecoms Korea and currently serves as an adjunct professor at PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy.

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

For my BFA, I studied printmaking and art history at Washington University in St. Louis.  For my MFA, I studied Sculpture at the California College of the Arts (and Crafts, as it used to be called).

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Montoya became the first in his family to go to high school. And after a stint in the Korean War, where he served on a U.S. Navy minesweeper, he attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and later Cal State Sacramento, where he got an master's of fine arts. 

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

Raymond Saunders studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.F.A at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1960. In 1961, he received a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.

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