CCA alumna Adrian Van Allen (MFA 2000) has been awarded the intensely competitive and prestigious Rome Prize. She was one of only two artists in 2010 to receive the award in the Design category. During her residency at the American Academy in Rome from January to June of next year, she will create a multilayered interactive map she calls Mapping Science: Rome (Scientiae Historia Romae).Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Clay Walsh
The fifth annual CCA summer study-abroad course in Oaxaca, Mexico—known as "Oaxifornia"—was again a success, bringing CCA students together with local artists in a truly interdisciplinary setting. In a countryside town about 12 miles outside Oaxaca City, 13 CCA students lived and worked for three weeks this past July in the Ex-Hacienda de Guadalupe.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Caroline Lu, one of BusinessWeek's "21 People Who Will Change Business"
BusinessWeek magazine has just honored the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts (CCA) with a spot on its list of the top 30 design programs in the world. The list represents the final results of extensive research and the polling of prominent academics, designers, consultants, and business managers on the best MBA or master's programs that integrate design thinking and business.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Mutants, fictional bodies, animate architecture: these are among the provocations offered by Sensate: Bodies and Design, an exhibition currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that reflects recent debates about what bodies are and how they are met and mirrored by design. It replaces traditional references to the body with approaches that admit greater complexity, nuance, and uncertainty.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
For the first time ever in spring 2009, undergraduates in Printmaking collaborated with students in the MFA Program in Writing for a formal project, under the auspices of faculty member Thomas Wojak. The result, 2x2, will be the focus of a celebratory evening on Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
Patricia Esquivias (MFA 2007) has had shows in just the last couple of years in London, New York, Basel, Valencia, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Istanbul, and Prague. She was born in Caracas and currently lives and works between Guadalajara, New York, and Madrid. She is 30 years old.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Project Masiluleke, an at-home, saliva-based HIV-testing program, features alum Tony Meredith's award-winning design.
California College of the Arts alum Tony Meredith (BFA Industrial Design 2008), in conjunction with his team at frog design, received IDSA’s (Industrial Designers Society of America) highest honors—gold placement—in the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. Meredith and his team were honored for their design work on Project Masiluleke, a groundbreaking mission that uses mobile technology to address the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics in South Africa.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
I imagine Mike Bianco (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) planting a flag in the ground in Marfa, Texas, like some kind of Arctic explorer. It's not the greatest metaphor—Marfa has been an art destination for decades, after all. But Bianco's decision to head there, of all the possible places, to establish a gallery and residency program makes him a great example of CCA's curator alumni, who are relentlessly staking out new territories.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Jim Norrena
Lower Potrero plaza is the latest Pavement to Parks project created by the San Francisco Planning Department.
With the fall term up and running, CCA’s San Francisco campus has gone from mild to wild with new and continuing students populating every corner. Yet if you haven’t already noticed, a new public corner exists where previously only hapless drivers cruised back and forth for that one opportune spot in which to park—and it’s called the Lower Potrero plaza.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Jim Norrena
I paint portraits. Whether of people, trees, shoes, condiments, landscapes. Whatever.
~ Professor Emeritus Steve Reoutt
The Steve Reoutt Memorial Exhibition is on display in the rear of the Nave until September 10. A longtime California College of the Arts Graphic Design faculty member (41 years to be exact) and professor emeritus, Reoutt also was a book illustrator, curator, painter, and genuinely appreciated and loved member of the CCA community.Read the rest