Since 1970, when she enrolled in the California College of Arts and Crafts, Carnwath has lived in Oakland. She confesses to still missing the cold and occasionally cranking up the air conditioning so she can walk around in her winter coat. But she has found mentors, friends and a community that has supported her work.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 by Laura Braun
Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Laura Braun
The very idea of books’ staying power is what drew alum, adjunct professor, and artist Josh Greene (MFA Sculpture 2001) to found Read by Famous. Since 2012, the project has persuaded luminaries in various fields to turn over books from their personal collections in order to raise money for literary-focused nonprofits.
Operating under the tagline “From Their Hands to Yours,” Read by Famous has already racked up an impressive library ranging in books that belonged to everyone from comedian Jimmy Kimmel to actor Bill Paxton to fellow artist and alum Hank Willis Thomas. Greene asks that the books not just be a copy, but rather the copy that the donor actually read.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Kenney
During the spring semester, six interdisciplinary student teams competed for three $10,000 grants to develop and actualize a socially innovative project. The IMPACT program encourages students across all disciplines to facilitate social change by applying their creative skills and implement solutions collaboratively with community partners.
The awards program supports the mission of The Center for Art and Public Life with the belief that community engagement is the cornerstone of a practice focused on changing the world.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Jim Norrena
Travis McFlynn (l) & Josh Coolidge with "186.282.4 MPS"
CCA alums Travis McFlynn (BFA Ceramics 2013) and Josh Coolidge (BFA Individualized Major 2014) were recently enlisted by Lam Research -- a high-tech engineering-oriented Fortune 500 company that is a leading supplier in the semiconductor equipment industry -- to create compelling new artwork that integrates the company’s hardware with an inspirational narrative.
The innovative company aims to be even more reliant on creative thinking, practices, and culture to stay ahead in an environment of increasingly complex business and technical opportunities.
Lubab Sheet, who leads innovation, emerging technology strategy, and communications at Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) in Fremont, California, worked with Doug Solomon, former chief technology officer of IDEO and chief strategy officer at both Palm and Apple, to drive Lam’s initiative to incorporate dramatic design changes to reinforce the spirit of creativity.
“I was fortunate to have a lot of freedom to create an innovation lab and draw in some truly creative assets,” said Sheet.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 by Em Meine
Tome of Silenced Men
Sculpture senior Cesali Scarola has work included in RESPOND, an exhibition at Smack Mellon Gallery in Brooklyn, NY of work that responds to issues of racism and police brutality in the wake of the Eric Garner case. The exhibition opened on January 17th and runs through February 22, 2015.
From Smack Mellon's press release:Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Em Meine
February 17 - April 12, 2015
Opening reception February 19th, 6 - 8pm
Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
CCA Sculpture faculty Clay Jensen and Linda Fleming, former Sculpture faculty Bella Feldman, and Yoshitomo Saito (MFA '87) are showing new works in an upcoming exhibition at the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Sienna DeGovia (Sculpture 1999) is a sculptor and food stylist based in Los Angeles, with 15 years of commercial experience styling food for film, TV, and print.
Unlike many of her peers, she comes to the field from a three-dimensional art stance rather than a purely culinary one.
Unique Specialty Pays Off
Her specialty is highly decorated baked goods and anything sweet, though she enjoys styling all of the food groups and beverages, too.
Her list of clients includes Mad Men, The Muppets, Coca-Cola, Target, Disney, and Bon Appetit.
It was at CCA that DeGovia started creating artworks using food as a medium, specifically as a means to elicit emotional responses. She articulated for herself the connection between beauty and food that has characterized all of her work since.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 by Em Meine
Considering the history of sound art since the 1960s, Christoph Cox will discuss what it might mean to treat an intangible, evanescent material -- sound -- as a sculptural medium.
The recipient of a 2009 Arts Writers grant from Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation, Cox is editor at large for Cabinet magazine. His writing has appeared in October, Artforum, the Journal of the History of Philosophy, the Wire, the Journal of Visual Culture, Organised Sound, International Studies in Philosophy, The Review of Metaphysics, and elsewhere.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Laura Braun
I grew up with an appreciation for object making. I started sewing and making jewelry when I was a kid. I studied painting, sculpture, and installation art at California College of the Arts, but it wasn't until I was about to graduate I started getting interested in jewelry and started using my school's laser cutter to make necklaces.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Matthew Kelly
Dario Robleto and the spring 2014 Materialist Poetry Advanced Sculpture Workshop
The Sculpture Program invited Dario Robleto to join the CCA faculty as the 2013-14 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor. His time was divided between the undergraduate and graduate programs where he worked with students on self-defined "materialist poetry."
Robleto creates most of his work by using embedded histories in his materials to build narratives of love and time. He often uses audiotape or vinyl to hint at a forgotten history.Read the rest