Sculpture News

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 by Laura Braun

Milukhin — a weaving and textiles instructor at the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts — is one of six artists tapped to participate in the yearlong program. The other artists are Julia Wilson, a visual artist from Oakland; Alameda-based sculptor Shawn HibmaCronan; Oakland textile artist Maureen McCourt; Dublin-based paper artist Lisa Long, and Oakland-based performer, composer and sound artist Hugh Livingston.

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Laura Braun

Burgos was born in the Bay Area. His father, a Chilean exile, spent three years in a prison camp after Pinochet’s coup. He was eventually rescued by an Irish missionary, and moved to the Bay Area, where he met Burgos’ mother. When his parents split, Burgos moved to Chile with his father, at the age of 9. Ten years later, Burgos would return to the U.S., where he enrolled in the California College of the Arts. In 2006, he moved to New York to attend graduate school at NYU.

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 by Laura Kenney

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Sculpture chair Allison Smith draws her inspiration from American history to create work that combines social practice, performance, and craft-based sculpture.

She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and abroad. She has produced over 25 solo exhibitions, installations, performances, and artist-led participatory projects for venues that include the San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtPublic Art Fund, the Arts Club of Chicago, and S!GNAL Center for Contemporary Art, among many other.

Smith earned a BA in psychology from The New School for Social Research, a BFA in fine arts from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale University School of Art. She joined CCA’s faculty in 2008.

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Laura Braun

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of its Sculpture program, the California College of the Arts (CCA) launched an exhibition of works created by senior students alongside objects commemorating the program’s past and present.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Most people might’ve Googled some weight-loss tips, signed up for a CrossFit class, or cut cheese from their diet. But Grimmer is not one to move through life casually. In an interview with Bloomberg, he recalled taking a McDonald’s job flipping burgers as a high schooler. The job lasted for one week, after which he became a vegan for 12 years.

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

Voulkos’s story began in 1924. Born in Bozeman, Montana, to Greek immigrant parents, he fought in World War II. Upon his return, he studied painting and printmaking at Montana State College, until a required course his final year led to him to clay. An MFA quickly followed at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Voulkos then returned to Montana where, along with fellow ceramist Rudy Autio, he made functional wares at the newly formed Archie Bray Foundation.

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Del Harrow lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is an associate professor at Colorado State University, where he teaches sculpture, digital fabrication, and ceramics. He has exhibited in the US and internationally, including most recently at Milwaukee Art Museum, Denver Art Museum,
and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is included in the permanent collections
of Archie Bray Foundation and Contemporary Craft Museum. Harrow is represented by Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri, and Harvey Meadows Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.

He earned his BS at University of Oregon and his MFA at Alfred University.

San Francisco, Calif., September 12, 2016 -- California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce that artist Del Harrow is the 2016–17 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Harrow is a ceramic sculptor who explores issues of production and mechanization. His multidisciplinary art practice spans sculpture and design, elegantly integrating work made by the hand with digital modeling software and computer-controlled machines. Ceramics authority and critic Glen R. Brown, in Ceramics Art and Perception, said Harrow’s large-scale mixed media art and installations invite “a profound consideration of what it means to be a contemporary sculptor in clay.”

This fall Harrow will teach Craft Theory and other courses. He will give a free public lecture at Nahl Hall on CCA's Oakland campus on September 21 at 7:30 p.m. He will also present a solo exhibition, Equivalent Volumes, at the College Avenue Galleries on the Oakland campus September 20 – October 1.

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 by Laura Braun

Abright went straight to a painting program at California College of the Arts after he graduated from high school. There he worked with Northern Irish glass sculptor Clifford Rainey, whose talent made Abright want to pursue a career in glass. “The amount of innovation in that medium was attractive,” Abright said. And looking at Rainey’s corecast—molten glass cast around a core that is later discarded—bottles proved inspirational. “It’s like a person floating inside a bottle. The exposure of the inside of the sculpture seemed like the next level of art to me,” Abright said.

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Laura Braun

Partially in response to those ugly internet comments, Bhaumik decided to embrace curry in her art practice. During graduate school at California College of the Arts, Bhaumik’s studio filled with patterned wall installations of curry powder that drew people (and their noses) within centimeters of the flocked surfaces.

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016 by Laura Braun

I don't have a traditional business background. I was a punk musician and an artist before I became a consultant, entrepreneur and CEO. When we were launching my company, Plum Organics, folks would take a long, slow look at the tattoos on my arms. I saw their skepticism. This guy?  

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