Painting Drawing News

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

She went on to attend the California College of the Arts and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and actively pursued positions within the fashion industry, dabbling in more technical art forms. Those experiences led her to discover an art form that would soon define her signature style.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Laura Braun

For the aspiring artist with a high tolerance for student debt, there’s nowhere quite like San Francisco. We’re home to a holy trinity of art schools in the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, and Academy of Art University, which every year collectively release more than 3,000 students into the art-world wilds. 

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Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 by Laura Braun

Serena Cole and Libby Black are pals from their days at California College of the Arts, and together they are opening two separate solo shows at Gallery 16 tonight. We can't wait to see what they've been cooking up, and though their work is very different, they seem to have created two perfectly complementary shows.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

But don't think Rossi spends all her time mulling deep questions and writing best-selling books. She is a Danville mom, with two baseball-playing boys, a dog, a cat and a husband -- and she is a devoted Warriors and Giants fan. She went to Northgate High School, played softball there (second base was her position) and graduated from UCLA, where she majored in Latin American studies. Her main artistic outlet was painting, and in fact, she went to the California College of the Arts to focus on oil painting.

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

Similarly, BlabberLab rebuses show not just ears and eyes, but drawings of colons, veins and layers of skin. It makes sense that Comitta and Pfau met in a California College of the Arts graduate course on the grotesque.

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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 by Chris Bliss

In today’s world, across every imaginable industry, there’s a growing demand for creative people. Skilled artists are needed who can bring to the table an entrepreneurial spirit, unique problem-solving skills, and a hacker/DIY mentality.

Fine arts graduates can be found at the cutting edge of creative solutions, working in industry and in the community, and founding partnerships and enterprises of their own.

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 Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Laskey picked up the thread of weaving late in her undergraduate painting studies at California College of the Arts, in the early 2000s, but once she attempted to make her own linen canvas, she was hooked.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Though trained in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Boyd has managed to retain a distinct style reminiscent of folk and outsider art. As her own understanding of tarot and other esoteric disciplines grew, Boyd's subjects changed to reflect her widening embrace of the occult. Today, she continues to forge a personal utopia populated by spirits and mythical beings in her art practice, and her work has therefore become deeply symbolic.

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Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

His father's store opened up a fertile avenue of artistic inspiration by providing Yeager contact with Native American traders from Western Washington and Vancouver Island. Although New Mexico sparked the artist's interpretive series of aboriginal people, Bellingham provided the seed. He eventually looked outside of Whatcom County for a cultural center with an established art school.