Fine Arts News

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

CCA Ceramics Department and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge Working on Año Nuevo Island

Ceramics Professor and Chair Nathan Lynch and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their Seabird Nest Program. The project, originally brought together with Matthew Passmore at MoreLab, focuses on designing and fabricating ceramic nesting modules for seabirds around the world who are at risk from habitat degradation and predation. You can watch videos of Nathan and CCA students' work on California's remote Año Nuevo Island on

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Minnesota Street Project. Photo by Maggie Beasley.

Beginning in September 2018, and for the next five years, studios for CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts will be in the American Industrial Center - a building supporting maker and artist spaces in the heart of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood - one of the most vibrant contemporary arts communities in the city. 

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Colter Jacobsen. "Waterfall Mask", 2000. Courtesy of the artist.

Students in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice are curating an exciting new exhibition opening at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art on March 15, 2018.

The show, titled Artwork for Bedrooms, draws a new narrative between artists living and working in San Francisco during the years 2000–2008: Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Cain, Ajit Chauhan, Veronica DeJesus, Colter Jacobsen, Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, and Will Rogan.

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

"Pregnant" by Toyin Ojih Odutola.

The Whitney Museum in New York is currently showcasing the first solo museum exhibition by our very own artist and alumna Toyin Ojih Odutola. The show, "To Wander Determined," weaves together a fictitious narrative about two aristocratic Nigerian families, the House of Obafemi and the UmuEze Amara Clan, in a series of richly colored, intricately textured, life-size charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings.

Odutola received her Master of Fine Arts from CCA in 2012.

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

"Pregnant" by Toyin Ojih Odutola.

The Whitney Museum in New York is currently showcasing the first solo museum exhibition by our very own artist and alumna Toyin Ojih Odutola. The show, "To Wander Determined," weaves together a fictitious narrative about two aristocratic Nigerian families, the House of Obafemi and the UmuEze Amara Clan, in a series of richly colored, intricately textured, life-size charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings.

Odutola received her Master of Fine Arts from CCA in 2012.

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Jaime Guerrero on his life size glass children and piñata

Glass artist and CCA alumnus Jaime Guerrero creates life-sized youth out of blown and sculpted glass to illustrate innocent souls being detained and the struggles young immigrants face in search for a better life. He was interviewed in for the PBS special Craft in America last Friday. 

"Coming from a Mexican Background, I come from a culture that works with their hands. That's something that get's passed down.It's engrained in your DNA. When I discovered glass, I realized I was going to be doing that for the rest of my life."

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

"Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden" Exhibition Curated by CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2015. Photo by Frank Carrino.

Artsy featured CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice as one of the "15 Leading Art History and Curatorial Master’s Programs in the U.S." alongside programs at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Williams College and more. 

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Maggie Beasley

Pallavi Sharma adds a garland to her artwork “In Memory Of.” (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Sharma, 48, is a multidisciplinary artist born in Patna, Bihar, in eastern India. She immigrated to join her husband, Satyendra Kumar, in 1997. They are parents of two boys; one attending UC Berkeley and the other a high school sophomore. Sharma received her BFA and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India and her Ph.D. in Art History from India’s National Museum Institute of History of Art and Conservation. She teaches at California College of the Arts, serves on the board of the Asian American Women Artists Association and founded Inner Eye Art, a nonprofit based in San Ramon.

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Maggie Beasley

Pallavi Sharma adds a garland to her artwork “In Memory Of.” (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Sharma, 48, is a multidisciplinary artist born in Patna, Bihar, in eastern India. She immigrated to join her husband, Satyendra Kumar, in 1997. They are parents of two boys; one attending UC Berkeley and the other a high school sophomore. Sharma received her BFA and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda, India and her Ph.D. in Art History from India’s National Museum Institute of History of Art and Conservation. She teaches at California College of the Arts, serves on the board of the Asian American Women Artists Association and founded Inner Eye Art, a nonprofit based in San Ramon.

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Experimental videos by Sofia Cordova are on tap Aug. 13 in Temescal

Source: Oakland Magazine

The prolific Oakland multidiscipline artist Sofía Córdova (MFA 2010) possesses an ambitious imagination. Her ever-expanding experimental video series, Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas al Fin de los Tiempos), is set a millennium and a half from now, when a new world order exists with the potential to transcend the hierarchies and discrimination well known to denizens of the early 21st century. 

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