CCA in the Media News

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

I’ve been haunting the Minnesota Street space since it was a raw warehouse, shortly after it ended its days as a woodworking shop.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

MSP is situated on the eastern edge of the so-called DoReMi (Dogpatch,Potrero, Mission) arts district, home to a number of relocated arts spaces and long-time residents.

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Laura Braun

At California College of the Arts (CCA) we take the West Coast tradition of rule breaking seriously, crafting a distinctive ceramics program that is often more experimental, interdisciplinary and performative than others. As the most intellectually promiscuous program at the college, we will partner or collaborate with everyone—the painters, sculptors, social-practicers, architects, designers, geologists and writers. We welcome them all into the studio to pinch and tell stories and reframe the field.

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Laura Braun

It was a packed house recently at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as acclaimed queer theorist and UC Berkeley Professor Judith Butler gave a lecture that concluded the college's weeklong series of events exploring gender.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by Laura Braun

By the mid-1980s, Oppenheim made sculpture based on the transformation of everyday objects. From the mid-1990s until his death in 2011, he focused on the production of large-scale permanent structures that combined sculpture and architecture. Oppenheim received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, in 1965, and an MFA from Stanford University in 1966. He received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1969, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1974 and 1982, and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale in 2007.

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

Aspen Mays was born in 1980 in Asheville, North Carolina and received her MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. She has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Center for Ongoing Projects & Research in Columbus, Ohio and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her work has also been included in the recent exhibitions, State of the Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Tales from a Dark Room at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity at the University of Maryland.

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

I studied fine art in Düsseldorf and San Francisco but never received any formal training as a graphic designer. After I had already started teaching at the California College of the Arts, I secretly took Adobe Illustrator courses on the weekends, in order to get that knowledge. My training had been more about ideas and concepts than about practical skills.

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Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

To start his day at Ever Gold Projects, gallerist Andrew McClintock unlocks an iron gate, unlocks a glass door, steps inside his narrow O’Farrell Street storefront and quickly relocks the door. Once he has his 34-ounce Louisville Slugger close at hand, he is ready to greet any art curator or collector willing to brave a bad block of the Tenderloin and knock on the glass for entry.

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Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 by Laura Braun

Tonight is the opening reception for Void California: 1975-1989, an exhibit that surveys punk-inflected media that emerged from California subcultures in the late 1970s and 80s. Encompassing zines, photography, collage, video montage, and documentary film, from contributors like Ruby Ray, Negativland, Raymond Pettibon,Search & Destroy, and many more. Celebrate the show’s opening this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts on Kansas Street in San Francisco.

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 by Laura Braun

Barry Katz knows a lot about what makes a tech community thrive. Katz is a design thought leader, consulting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Fellow at IDEO, Inc.

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