CCA in the Media News

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

During a time when it’s almost impossible not to feel insanely frustrated about the state of women’s reproductive rights, we can take solace in incredible activist/artists like Michele Pred. Pred’s work stands out at first glance because it's eye-catching (and super badass), but her pieces are powerful beyond their awesome aesthetic: Their messages are—unfortunately—very relevant to issues women in the U.S. face daily.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

The process of demonstrating extraordinary ability "was not particularly hard but very, very annoying," said Wenxin Zhang, a San Francisco–based artist who makes "nonlinear photographic stories." She graduated from California College of the Arts and then got her O visa in 2014. It took two tries. The total bill?

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

On Friday, the day after the film is screened, Gibney will be in conversation with Cowan and Rob Epstein, the co-chair of the California College of Art’s film program as part of the Cinema Visionaries program. 

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

Featuring original collections by 13 senior designers, judged by industry pros, and showcased by professional models, this fashion-forward presentation reinforces why it's become a staple in the college's lineup of annual events. Ogle fresh new collections from the edge of the catwalk, and enjoy a preshow mingle over wine and hors d'oeuvres with faculty, students, and industry partners with a VIP Ticket. Doors open to general admission at 7:30pm.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

Tenazas attempted to enroll but much to her disdain, was rejected time and again. “They probably thought my work wasn’t too western and not sophisticated enough,” she recalls. She didn’t  give up and instead, headed westward and eventually took courses at California College of Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

Haisu is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently studying at the California College of the Arts. She recently became inspired by her favorite sport, ice-skating, and created Landskating. This involves painting landscapes with ink and inline skates, drastically changing the traditional style of ink landscaping.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

San Francisco’s art scene is in flux with the departure of artists and galleries driven out by high rents and the closure of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for renovations, making it easy to feel uncertain about the future of art in our tech-centric culture. But optimists say that crisis brings opportunity. Christie’s, the international art auction company, is putting rare pieces by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and others on display at Hedge Gallery through Wednesday, April 22, a chance for the public to see major works before they’re auctioned in New York in May.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

These pre-fab pads at 38 Harriet—leased by the California College of the Arts for exclusive use by students—maximize space with a freestanding “TableBed” that converts from a queen-size bed to a dining-room table for six. Slim window seats double as storage cubbies. Green touches are apparent in the design (bamboo floors, eco-friendly carpet tiles) and functionality (solar water heating, rainwater harvesting, low-flow fixtures). A City CarShare facility is on site.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

Last fall, when the Oakland Museum of California approached Chris Johnson for ideas on connecting the museum to a broader range of Oakland residents, Johnson was blunt. “I said, with all the rise in gentrification, this is a really charged moment in Oakland,” the California College of the Arts professor, former Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission chair and three-decade Oakland resident says. Fortunately, Johnson is an expert in getting people to talk candidly about heated topics.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

Curated by students of the Curatorial Studies program at the California College of the Arts, this compact, well-considered gathering of work across many media byMartin Wong is a marvel of what the small-scale and seemingly ephemeral can communicate. The artist, who died in 1999 of complications from AIDS, was moderately recognized in his own lifetime, but has been experiencing a recent escalation of attention, peaking perhaps in Julie Ault’s curation of some of his work into the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

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