Fine Arts News

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

The Jewish Community Center’s Katz Snyder Gallery presents as its first show an exhibition that maps the mythologies of places.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Nigeria and raised in Alabama, Ojih Odutola received her B.A. from the University of Alabama in Hunstville before continuing to California College of the Arts for her M.F.A. "Of Context and Without" marks the artist's fourth solo show in just as many years at Jack Shainmain, but she has also participated in group exhibitions around the world—including one that Thomas curated at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg and another at the Studio Museum in Harlem, which is still on view.

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

“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 Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Laura Kenney

Textiles are my life, not only because of my cultural heritage but due to my family background as well. My mother’s family has been making traditional Mexican cloth dolls for 40 years; I grew up in Mexico City surrounded by colorful fabrics and ribbons. I wanted to do art using the materials and techniques I was raised with: not design, not the textile industry. 

My dad is an actor, and he introduced me to the art world. He is a storyteller in his own way, and I guess that’s why I love stories so much; I think everyone has something interesting to say, and the use of narrative in my work is fundamental.

It is odd that even though we have a rich textile culture in Mexico, there’s no program focused on textiles seen as fine art. I was very disappointed and thought about studying something else after high school, but my mom said that I needed to expand my search and look for other schools outside the country.

I was thrilled to discover CCA, and I’ve been very happy here—it has been a whole new experience, and the Textiles Program is amazing.

 

 

 

 

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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Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Em Meine

Student Liuchengxi Liu tests the buoyancy of a piece for WILL IT FLOAT?! with faculty Denise Newman and Kari Marboe

WILL IT FLOAT?!

Kari Marboe and Denise Newman 

Based on David Letterman's classic sketch Will It Float?!, this collaboration between Denise Newman's First Year Writer's Workshop and Kari Marboe's Intro to Ceramics: Push/Pull had students break into teams tasked with creating stories and buoyant sculptures based on a verb from Richard Serra.

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Em Meine

Data Slabs

DATA SLABS: AICAD Symposium Exhibition

Faculty members Kari Marboe and Megan Werner, with Ben Cirgin (Teaching Assistant, CCA MFA candidate)

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