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Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 by Laura Braun

Mark Schinwald gives inanimate objects personalities of their own: they have good moods, bad moods, nervous tics, and psychological baggage. His paintings, sculptures, and installations have “issues,” in the way that most relationships do. Conversely, he also imagines a world where a state of mind could give rise to an object. “What if,” the work asks, “a moment of anxiety could generate a neck brace?” Clearly, this gives a whole new meaning to what we say when we talk about prosthetics.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

The 55-year-old Hong is one of the most well-known Korean directors in the international film circuit. HIS Films depict Everyday human Relationships, Mostly male-Female Relationships, and sometimes explore larger Political themes through HIS unique aesthetic style, Which avoids the cliche. Born in Seoul, Hong studied film at Seoul's Chung-Ang University, the California College of Arts and Crafts , and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

The conservatory, which is based at 50 Oak St. in Hayes Valley, will take the top five floors of the 11-story, 160-suite building at 1321 Mission St. in SoMa. The spaces, mostly suites with three small bedrooms, common kitchens and living rooms, will accommodate about 200 students. California College of the Arts had already signed a master lease for the bottom half of the Panoramic.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Laura Braun

Raised by her grandmother and great-aunts, Thomas, whose given first name is Lavynell, followed a similar arc. Enchanted by the art she saw at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a child, she remembered thinking, “If there’s a way I can do this, this is what I want to do.” But as a working mother herself, she didn’t have the means to study art until later, first at UCLA and then at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) in Oakland.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Laura Braun

Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant are the designers behind Yield, a brand of minimalist, high quality homewares and accessories. Both originally Southern natives, the two met at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. After gaining experience at various agencies in SF (Andrew at ID firm fuseproject, Rachel at architecture firm CCS) the two joined together and formed Yield.

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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 by Laura Braun

This is an impossible body.Some parts are painted, some are bagged, some stand straight, and others are perched up high.A network of metal rods holds them together, forming a central nervous system that allows each painting, sculpture, or piece of architecture to function as a dispersed limb of a single organism. As such, they belong with and fold into each other. Objects migrate into paintings, and bodies find a way to slip into objects.

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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 by Laura Braun

Established in 1998 at the California College of the Arts, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art is a venue for exhibitions as well as a place for research. Exhibitions focus on one artist at a time, with the current exhibition showcasing the work of Austrian artist Markus Schinwald. A joint venture with SFMOMA, this site-specific installation features sculptures made from Chippendale-style table legs that wrap around poles as well as modified 19th-century paintings.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Laura Braun

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in partnership with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present Markus Schinwald, on view at the Wattis Institute from September 9 through December 13, 2014. This exhibition by Austrian artist Markus Schinwald (b. 1973) marks his first major commission for a U.S. institution. The site-responsive installation will include an architectural intervention that changes the physical and psychological potential of the gallery, providing a display apparatus for Schinwald’s paintings and sculptures.

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Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 by Laura Braun

Before California College of the Arts in San Francisco hired Anthony Huberman to direct its Wattis Institute, he was invited to co-curate the 2014 Liverpool Biennial exhibition.

I met him there, in the Beatles’ hometown, just before the biennial’s July press preview, thinking -- correctly, as it turned out -- that the Liverpool show might give an inkling of his plans for the Wattis.

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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 by Laura Braun

The plate was designed by Marco Guadarrama, a design strategist who's currently on a Fulbright Scholarship at California College Of The Arts, who likens his design to an "artist's palette."

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