For Farewell! (2011), Elizabeth Moran collected, printed, and framed a series of "good bye" emails written and sent employees who had either quit, fired, or laid off from various companies between 2011 and 2008. As she writes on her website, "Though the sending of these email are discouraged, employees view them as their last chance to reach out to thank or disparage those who will remain in the company." This artwork is a powerful documentation of the 2008 financial crisis: these ephemeral, epistolary traces are both tragic and comic, in an Office Space slash Margin Call sort of way.
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Allison Byers
Wall Street Journal quotes CCA Alum Chris Perez, and features the work of late faculty member Larry Sultan and alum Conrad Ruiz.
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Barbara Holmes, "feed/rest/nest" (2013)
The work discussed in this story is on view in the exhibition By-Product Becomes Product at Intersection for the Arts (925 Mission Street, San Francisco) through March 30, 2013. There is an artists' talk on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. (free and open to the public).
We all know that formaldehyde is toxic, but you may not know that it's an essential component of the glues that bind together such commonly used construction materials as plywood and particle board.
And unlike asbestos, which becomes inhalable and therefore harmful only when disturbed, these composite wood panels actually off-gas formaldehyde all the time.
The artist Christine Lee, who has been a lecturer at CCA for the past several years, was concerned about the effects of formaldehyde gas -- not only on people dwelling in structures made of these materials, but also on the artists who use them, possibly without even knowing they are exposing themselves to harm.
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers
CCA Faculty members Kim Anno and Tirza True Latimer took part in the Feminist Art Project panel discussions at the Brooklyn Museum, part of the annual College Art Association conference.
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 by Chris Bliss
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Ishmael Reed is an internationally renowned, award-winning novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist with more than 25 published books and six plays to his credit.
He's also a visiting scholar in the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts.
Recently, his article "Neo-Classical Republicanism" was published in the New York Times in the Opinion Pages section:
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Jim Norrena
(l-r) Graphic Design alumni Sam Wick, Sonja Hernandez, Talin Wadsworth, and Shawn Cheris at Adobe's San Francisco offices
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Given its international reputation for producing cutting-edge digital content tools and services, it's a highly desired employer for almost any graphic designer.
Given the competition, CCA is proud to learn four talented, career-focused Graphic Design alumni (all within five years of graduation) currently hold senior design positions at Adobe's San Francisco offices.
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 by Allison Byers
Local filmmakers screen eyepopping shorts at IndieFest, including CCA Faculty member Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse's film Manhole 452.
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Allison Byers
Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change is the ideal first step for any designer – in fact for anyone – who wants to find information and ideas to address one of the major issue facing fashion today: how to make the clothes we wear more friendly to the environment.
The authors of this book, Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose, are thought leaders on the subject of fashion sustainability. They have played key roles in raising awareness of the environmental cost of fashion and through their own practice, have transformed the way many think about sustainable fashion.
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Dunye, a native of Liberia, has directed such feature films as My Baby's Daddy (Miramax), Stranger Inside (HBO Films), and The Watermelon Woman, which was awarded the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1996.