CCA in the Media News

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015 by Laura Braun

Kate Bonner received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2012. She lives and works in Oakland, CA. In 2013, Bonner was included in NextNewCA, a survey of select California MFA graduates at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She has exhibited at San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Torrance Art Museum, The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Luis De Jesus Gallery, Et al Gallery, Queens Nails, The Popular Workshop, Important Projects, Paris Photo LA, and NADA New York, among others.

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts design student Hao Dong was already on our radar. Her collection addressed such topics as fast fashion, urban life, and pop culture, all in an edgy, futuristic, and colorful way. 

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

Clues may be found in “Peak Inspirations,” a show of Schmidt’s artwork now open at the White Walls Gallery. Schmidt had graduated in the top of his class at the California College of the Arts shortly before he left for Pakistan, and his professors say he had an extraordinary eye for the new and innovative that still holds up even now, two years after his death.

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Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Laura Braun

Tim Belonax is a man of letters and a man of books. He is a designer, writer, and design educator. Currently, he is graphic design lead at Airbnb where he works with design teams to craft the company’s global brand narrative. Concurrently, he is a Senior Lecturer at California College of the Arts (CCA), where he teaches graphic design.

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

Data spatialization takes larges data sets—the types engineers, architects, scientists, and many other professionals can now simulate and visualize in three dimensions via software—into the physical world. It’s an emerging way of representing that data artistically, says Adam Marcus, an architect and artist who created the project with his three collaborators—Daniel Dean, John Kim, and Molly Reichert—at the design-and-build company Futures North.

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

The first thing to do when coming to see En, Set is to take a breath, pocket your phone and take a look around. Shift your gaze from the walls and look to the floor and the ceiling. Since Anthony Huberman took the helm in the Fall of 2014, the exhibitions at the Wattis Institute have been an exercise in patient art viewing, in approaching the artwork on its own terms. For their first institutional solo presentation, Oakland-based artist K.r.m. Mooney extends that sensibility with a collection of restrained and thoughtful works.

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

I’ve only been here since October, so it’s fairly new. I’m from France originally and have worked at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and was a studio assistant for the French artist ORLAN. I moved to the U.S. in 2012 to study at the California College of the Arts here in San Francisco, and graduated with a Master’s in Curatorial Practice here in San Francisco.

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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

CMA is the first American museum to add a work by Carissa Rodriguez, artist and director of Reena Spaulings Fine Art in New York, to its collection. It’s Symptomatic/What Would Edith Say is from a series of photographs of artists’ tongues that have detailed diagnoses by Rodriguez’s acupuncturist scrawled across them in black marker. Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) use the tongue’s appearance to diagnose overall internal health, and Rodriguez uses that connection to explore the physical demands of being an artist as well as the play between surface and depth.

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

Last night we stopped by the opening cocktail party of the micro unit project Panoramic, which will start welcoming residents in two weeks. We snapped the star of the show, developer Patrick Kennedy, with Presidio Bank SVP Richard Cerf. The fully leased project has 120 micro studios and 40 micro suites, or two- and three-bedroom apartments. Half are set aside for California College of the Arts students.

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