Hunt's love for the arts eventually led her to San Francisco's California College of the Arts, where she earned a Masters degree from the Curatorial Practice program. Upon graduation in 2011, she relocated to the City of Angels for a position with LAXART and swiftly fell for her new home base.
Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Three members of the CCA community have been awarded the 2012 SECA Art Award (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's biennial award program honoring Bay Area artists:
Jonn Herschend, former faculty member and visiting artist; Missouri native and video artist
Considering the fact only four artists (of 250 recommended by Bay Area curators, gallerists, professors, previous winners, and SECA members) are selected to receive the SECA Art Award, it's fair to say CCA artists dominated the awards -- including the fact the exhibition was co-curated by alumna Tanya Zimbardo (Curatorial Practice 2005), the assistant curator of media arts at SFMOMA.
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by A. Will Brown
Sarah Hotchkiss at Southern Exposure's 39th Birthday Block Party, September 2013
HI WELCOME TO A SUSPENDED FUTURE COVERED IN MOONDUST AND GLORY
Reading these provocative and humorous words on the computer screen doesn't do justice to the phrase as it was originally delivered: hanging in four perfect, upside-down arches, weighted by nothing more than the elegant tug of gravity, from the ceiling beams of the Nave on CCA's San Francisco campus. The letters were huge cutouts, shiny and red, reminiscent of a "happy birthday" banner.
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Allison Byers
"Words and Places" was not really a solo exhibition; the curators, CCA's graduating curatorial studies students, included videos by other artists that anchor Adnan's life in her three native cities.
Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 by Allison Byers
DC: How did your experience as a CCA graduate student affect your art and career path, and what do you recommend for aspiring artists interested in these types of graduate programs?
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 by Claire Fitzsimmons
Aimee Le Duc (center) with artists Jenifer Wofford and Stephanie Syjuco at the SFAC’s Passport 2012 event
The San Francisco-based curator, writer, and arts administrator Aimee Le Duc (MA Visual Criticism 2003, MFA Writing 2004) resists the concept of the curator-as-itinerant-worker, traipsing around the world, dropping in and out of various local situations.
Rather, you might call her a homegrown talent, with deep roots in a particular place. CCA, the San Francisco arts community, and the city itself have shaped her and her career. And now Le Duc sees her role as galleries manager at the San Francisco Arts Commission essentially as giving back.
"I feel very, very lucky. I've got a network that I use every day, and it includes many teachers and peers I first met at CCA. This network has sustained me, and I now see my role as sustaining it."
Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
The Ninth Page: Etel Adnan's Journalism 1972-74
Paperback, 128 pages, inquire to purchase
This book accompanies the thesis exhibition of the class of 2013 of CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. It was edited by faculty member Julian Myers-Szupinska and student Heidi Rabben, and it was designed by Graphic Design faculty member Jon Sueda.
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Allison Byers
BACKGROUND: Prior to her tenure at Art in General, Finn served as the programs administrator at the Lower East Side Printshop, and curated “You can't get there from here but you can get here from there,” an exhibition about written directions and performance in conceptual art, at apexart. She earned her Master’s in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts and received a BFA in fiber and material studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes
CCA Wattis Institute, 2013
Office Binder, 278 pages, $40/$75 (regular/special edition)
The CCA Wattis Institute's fall 2012 show, curated by Jens Hoffmann, was a sequel to the legendary 1969 exhibition When Attitudes Become Form curated by Harald Szeemann for the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. This catalogue, designed by Graphic Design faculty Jon Sueda of Stripe/SF, follows the "office binder" format of the original catalogue, and also features works that are interventions directly into the book. The special edition includes a set of three posters by the Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha, and the regular edition has one of the three posters.
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Allison Byers
“Words and Places: Etel Adnan,” organized by the graduating class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, is an impeccably timed exhibition, a gift to those of us who wanted to learn more about Adnan after encountering her paintings and tapestry at last summer’s Documenta.