Faculty News

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Uoo refers to each curtain as a “moment” in a nod to the work of his former professor at California College of the Arts, Franklin Williams, whose own “moments” (as the artist titles his wall-based soft sculpture) hang within the exhibition. While Williams exhibited widely in the mid-60s, his work being included in exhibitions at SF MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Curtains is his first New York showing since 1975.

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016 by Jim Norrena

CCA Film and MFA in Film cochair Rob Epstein's and Jeffrey Friedman's latest film, Hellraiser -- produced by the two-time Academy Award-winning Telling Pictures -- debuts later this month on Amazon Prime Video as part of its groundbreaking new series The New Yorker Presents, a 10-part series produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Jigsaw Productions) and Condé Nast.

Hellraiser is about "a former Evangelical preacher who left the church and is making his own way through the world in this really positive way."

Cinematic Landscape for Readers

The New Yorker Presents brings America's most award-winning magazine, the New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists. Thus far the series is composed of 10 parts plus a pilot, with two parts being added to Amazon Prime each week.

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

Erik Scollon is an artist and educator based in San Francisco, California. Scollon was recently the artist in residence at Albion College, MI and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. In 2008 Scollon was selected to participate in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Bay Area Now 5 show. His work has been exhibited and seen in venues as diverse as galleries, craft fairs, museum shows, and gay biker bars. He teaches at California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley.

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2016 by Laura Braun

Chris and I met in the Comics MFA program at California College of the Arts, where he was my illustration prof. Guy can draw like a demon, and is one of those technique masters that can always show you something you’ve never seen before. When we came together to collaborate and pitched ideas back and forth, Legend was the one that gained the most traction, so we ran with it.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Three CCA faculty members recently earned national accolades for excellence in teaching.

Linda Fleming | Sculpture

Linda Fleming received the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center, presented to individuals who have effectively and passionately communicated the knowledge and personal experience gained through the creation of their own work to countless numbers of students throughout their career. 

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Jessica Ingram, now an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts, traveled around the South recording in photographs or oral histories the locations important to the 20th-century movement, many of them out of the way or less talked about.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lê is an assistant professor in visual studies at California College of the Arts (San Francisco/Oakland). He has been published in positions: asia critique; Crab Orchard Review; American Quarterly; Amerasia Journal; Art Journal; and the anthologies “Writing from the Perfume River,” “Strange Cargo,” “The Spaces Between Us,” and “Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art,” among others.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

As part of the ongoing academic series “Gender in Translation,” the California College of the Arts will be hosting a series of events including a lecture by seminal gender theorist Judith Butler on February 25. The series as a whole is put on by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in San Francisco with the goal of questioning the notion of gender in the fields of social sciences, philosophy, and art. 

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Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Both artists’ journeys toward “Border Cantos” began long before Misrach first saw Galindo play in 2011 in San Francisco. The instruments Galindo had built were made of clothing, shoes and other found objects at the Laredo Rio Grande border. The feeling around the discards hit home for Galindo, a Mexico City-born U.S. citizen and California College of the Arts instructor.

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Jordana Moore Saggese

Việt Lê, "Charlie's Angels," from the lovebang! Series, 2014, music video still from projected video installation, 5 minutes, 31 seconds; edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist.

The exhibition Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt Lê will open on Saturday, February 27 at the Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona. Co-curated by Mary Yu Danico and Michele Cairella Fillmore, this exhibition highlights the nuanced nature of Transnational Lives in Motion among Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.