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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

If you visited the second floor galleries of the Asian Art Museum in the months since last November, you may have noticed an interruption in the collection.

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Laura Owens’s Ten Paintings—her first solo institutional show in the US since 2004—occupies both of the gallery spaces at The Wattis Institute with a multi-media exhibition that asks viewers to consider the imperceptible or undisclosed elements behind her work, both literally and figuratively.  In the larger front gallery, Owens does not disappoint with her technical bravado: a dizzying wall-to-wall installation of non-repeating wallpaper panels and interactive sound pieces, for a start.

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Los Angeles, Unity was raised in both LA and Sacramento, CA. By the age of 3, a young Unity was learning to draw, paint and sculpt. For college, Unity moved to Oakland to attend California College of the Arts (CCA). His passion for art is no surprise. Unity’s grandmother is Dr. Samella Lewis, artist and author of the history making Black Artists on Art book series from the 1960s. In 2015, Unity helped continue with his grandmothers series with The Legacy Exhibit which celebrated the 46th anniversary of the book and featured current African-American artists.

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Prentiss was born in Santa Cruz, California, and holds an MFA in creative writing from California College of the Arts. She has been a writer in residence at the Blue Mountain Center, the Vermont Studio Center, and with the Workspace program at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

From Kadist, I followed Hou and Jouanno to Southern Exposure, Laura Owen’s solo at the Wattis, and openings at Minnesota Street Projects, an ingenious gallery-incubator meant to help patch up the city’s art community.

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

She went on to attend the California College of the Arts and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and actively pursued positions within the fashion industry, dabbling in more technical art forms. Those experiences led her to discover an art form that would soon define her signature style.

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

Returning to his alma mater, Hank Willis Thomas was the distinguished speaker at the California College of the Arts (CCA) graduate commencement in San Francisco. A New York-based photo conceptual artist, Thomas earned an MFA in Photography and an MA in Visual Criticism from CCA (2004).

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

The pair started thinking about a move after graduating from California College of the Arts, where Gant studied industrial design, and Deming got his MBA in business and design strategy while simultaneously working for Yves Behar's Fuseproject. They felt supported by the design scene and shops there, but by 2012, the tech industry had already started to change the culture of San Francisco and finding a spacious, affordable studio space proved impossible.

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts hosted its 2016 annual fashion show on May 13 on the back lot of the design school’s San Francisco campus.

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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

I appreciate unusual clothing (that means I like to wear weird stuff), so I was enthralled at last Friday’s California College of Arts senior fashion show, where the winner of the Levi’s Award, Caroline Chun, made garments with unexpected panels, and buttons unmatched to buttonholes, creating fabric drapes and bunches of cloth. This isn’t for fans of L.L. Bean couture; it’s a dare.

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