The most captivating pieces in the show are ones that resemble mounds of salt serendipitously formed into recognizable IDs and passports. Murillo has spent most of her career as a printmaker, and teaches printmaking at California College of the Arts. To form these life-size sculptures of identification documents, she employed a conventional screen-printing technique with a loose mesh for the screen, using glass powder instead of ink. She also printed straight onto a baking sheet instead of cloth or another piece of glass.
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Laura Braun
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Laura Braun
Alisa Golden, who is a member of CBAA and teaches at California College of the Arts, juried the show. Artists anonymously submitted pictures of their books on a slide, leaving it up to Golden to decide which ones would make it into the exhibition.
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Chris Bliss
CCA students pose in front of new mural with faculty member Eduardo Pineda
A stunning new mural was unveiled this month on the Oakland campus of California College of the Arts (CCA).
Six CCA students were selected this summer to paint a new mural on the side of Martinez Hall. Led by faculty member and noted muralist Eduardo Piñeda, the team set out to create a mural that would celebrate and promote diversity and social justice, two core values of the college.
Queen Califia Rules!
The central focus of the colorful mural is Califia, a mythical warrior queen who ruled over a kingdom of black women living on the "island" of California. Her representation here was inspired by depictions of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego, the 16th century Mexican peasant to whom the Virgin Mary was said to have appeared.
In the CCA mural Queen Califia represents the people, culture, and land of California, and she is surrounded by a landscape that is both natural and political.
Juan Diego, depicted as a black youth wearing a hoodie, offers Queen Califia light, water, and corn. Diego represents the long struggle for freedom and equality, while Queen Califia symbolizes an untamed and bountiful land prior to the arrival of Europeans to the Americas.
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 by Em Meine
Changing Tides, Marilyn da Silva. (Courtesy of the artist)
Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Laura Braun
From the Serpent & Bow blog
When Rachel Blodgett (Textiles/Printmaking, 2011) first arrived at CCA’s Oakland campus, she knew she had found her place. As someone drawn to history and nature, the century-old college and its foliage-laden campus instantly called to her.
In fact, the lush landscape of the campus served as an impetus for her fascination with dyes, which inspired her to launch Serpent & Bow, a full-fledged online business specializing mainly in sustainable indigo-dyed lingerie.
“The Oakland campus felt magical and it just felt like home to me. I enjoyed taking the shuttle between campuses. My first year I took Fashion [Design] and had to get up early and it was just really beautiful,” says Blodgett.
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 by Kari Marboe
True collaborations come easily, especially when they combine history and clay.
Ceramics faculty member Kari Marboe, Director of Alumni Relations Jessica Russell, Director of Libraries Annemarie Haar, and CCA alumnae Eve Steccati-Tanovitz (Graphic Design 1969) and Arlene Streich (Arts Education 1961; Painting 1966) worked together to reveal the history of the college’s archived woodblocks and incorporate these historical tools at the Ceramic Program’s Open House, which took place as part of CCA’s Alumni Weekend earlier this month.
Story of the Woodblocks
In the late 1960s, Professor Emeritus Vincent Perez was teaching woodblock printing and drawing at what was then CCAC. An Alumni Office staff member in Treadwell Hall (now Macky Hall) asked Perez if he would like to take possession of the woodblocks.
The woodblocks had been previously used to print the college’s publications (course catalogs, newsletters, and diplomas) going back to its founding in 1907 and decades thereafter.
If Perez hadn’t wanted them, they would have been thrown away.
Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014 by Laura Braun
So Mathis, a senior at the California College of the Arts, channeled this frustration into inspiration for her printmaking, which is on display until September 12 at the Isabelle Percy West Gallery on the college’s Oakland campus, along with work by five fellow printmakers. The 19th annual Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship Awards Exhibition highlights work by exceptional printmaking students.
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 by Laura Braun
Ireland died in 2009, but early in 2005, when preservationists feared it would be lost as an art treasure, Carlie Wilmans, a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and California College of the Arts purchased the home to maintain it as an artistic institution. Conservation work on the building will keep it closed until December 2015. Part of the house will be converted into a studio space for artist residencies. A book on the history and context of Ireland’s house will be published in March 2015.
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 by Dustin N. Smith
The award represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work in the dynamic Kala facilities with a community of artists from all over the world.
While studying printmaking and visual studies at CCA, Ulen-Klees began to develop a conceptual body of work inspired by the juxtaposition of natural and urban landscapes and uses the multiple to further explore human relationships to ecology within their manufactured environments.
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Jim Norrena
The following undergraduate Printmaking students have been awarded the 2014 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship, for which each student received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
Samuel Forrest Alderson
The graduate winner is Carolina Magis Weinberg.