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Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

Luz Marina Ruiz was born in Cali, Colombia. She immigrated with her family at the age of three to New York, where she lived until she graduated from high school. She studied printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a BA, MA, and MFA. After graduate school, Ruiz pursued a career in teaching. She taught design, drawing, painting and printmaking at the college level, planning and implementing a printmaking program at Diablo Valley College.

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has added 20 major works of 20th- and 21st-century art to The Barbara Lee Collection of Art by Women, announced Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the ICA. This exceptional gift by Barbara Lee, Vice-Chair of the ICA Board, furthers the ICA’s commitment to building a collection of art that addresses the systemic underrepresentation of woman artists in museum collections. 

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Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 by Laura Braun

Stuart, who graduated from the California College of the Arts in 2010 and recently contributed to a Wes Anderson-inspired art show called "Bad Dads," met with Ulmer at the Awaken Café in downtown Oakland, where Ulmer unveiled the layers of emotions and storylines behind Great Headless Blank. Together, they devised something that could aid the narrative of the music without overpowering it. Their focus was the idea of music as more than just a soundtrack to the listener's daily activities.

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 by Laura Braun

When I first spotted these artfully-made brooms at a California College of the Arts craft fair a few weeks ago, I fell in love. Who knew sweeping could look so good? (Snow White and her animal friends, that’s who.) Quinn designed the bevel-handled, straw-bristled brooms at the Workshop Residence, working with Duane Penner, a third-generation broom maker from Dinuba, CA. They come in American walnut and cherry with black bristles, which looks especially witchy.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Lipkis, who studied illustration at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, said he came to New Orleans in 2014, after having traveled across much of the United States and Europe, asking permission to paint murals at select sites as he went.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Branfman-Verissimo is originally from Los Angeles, but graduated from California College of the Arts this past spring. Over the summer, she traveled across the country with her mother — a choreographer — doing a "van residency" and conceptual art project called Rooted America.Traveling with a miniature printing press in the back of their car, the two visited historical sites of resistance — from Selma to Detroit — and met with artists and community members, collecting their stories through collaborations in movement and printmaking.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

“My work has always circled a kind of three-way metaphor, linking earth processes with thought and painting processes,” explains Shows, who earned her bachelor of fine arts at San Francisco Art Institute and her master’s at California College of the Arts.

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Presented in partnership with Pier 24 Photography, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Larry Sultan Photography Award honors the unique vision of American photographer Larry Sultan by recognizing one photographer a year with a fully sponsored residency and a $10,000 cash prize. Breuer was announced as the 2016 recipient in September 2015, and will begin his residency in the spring. 

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Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Rosenberg, who as lead pastry chef at SFMOMA's Blue Bottle Café collaborated with Caitlin Freeman on the now-famous Mondrian cake, has been focusing on her artwork of late, working on local projects as well enjoying residencies around the country.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

On the second floor of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, in what is usually a gallery filled with Chinese paintings, local artist Ranu Mukherjee’s exhibition Extracted blends historical research with a contemporary multimedia practice in a welcome break from museum business as usual.

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