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Learning through question and critique: Interview with Allison Smith

CCA’s dean of Fine Arts discusses the value of an arts education in today’s product-driven and politically tense world.

Allison Smith smiles for a portrait.

Press release / Oct. 2, 2019

Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle to transform CCA Wattis into a radio station

In a new commission, Marcelle will convert the Wattis galleries into a temporary radio station for her first solo exhibition in California. On view November 26, 2019–January 18, 2020.

Cinthia Marcelle's installation "Family in Disorder (Truth or Dare)" from 2018 at Modern Art Oxford.

Media coverage / Sept. 30, 2019

View the award-winning Float Lab, the "first prototype of its kind," in its new Shoreline Park home

Newly moored in Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, the Float Lab will serve as a research platform and demonstration project for the next three years. View photos of the harbor installation and explore the science behind its design.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Press release / Sept. 26, 2019

Community celebrates the launch of California College of the Arts Float Lab in Oakland Bay

A vibrant community celebration brought together civic leaders, CCA faculty, and students of all ages for the historic launch of CCA Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Edna Brewer Middle School marching band.


Students research at Autodesk Technology Centers in tranSTUDIO

During an Interior Design course lab called tranSTUDIO, students explore new frontiers in advanced manufacturing and design at Autodesk.

Students in tranStudio lab

Media coverage / Sept. 26, 2019

KQED interview: Photography alum Marissa Leitman has a new series on view at the Tenderloin Museum

Marissa Leitman (BFA Photography 2017) disusses her Aunt Charlie's-inspired series with KQED. View her photographs of the iconic bar and drag community at the Tenderloin Museum through Nov. 3, 2019.

Gabby Camboa and Lauren Geiger at the final High Fantasy, the Tuesday night event at Aunt Charlie's in the the Tenderloin.


Public Sediment project awarded $31.4 million

Public Sediment for Alameda Creek, a project by CCA’s Architectural Ecologies research lab, has been awarded $31.4 million in California state funding.


Media coverage / Sept. 25, 2019

KQED-FM features alum Arleene Correa Valencia and her portraits of Napa workers

A 2018 graduate of CCA's Individualized Studies program and current MFA in Fine Arts student, Arleene Correa Valencia discusses growing up undocumented in Napa Valley and how that experience has influenced her work. View the video of the artist in her stu

KQED features CCA alumna and current graduate student Arleen Correa Valencia and her newest body of work.


Four common art portfolio mistakes

Avoid these easy-to-make errors as you put together your admissions application art portfolio.



Student spotlight: Interior Design’s Moon Lou

CCA Interior Design student Moon Lou enters her senior year with a prestigious award and advice for new students.

Portrait of Moon Lou (BFA Interior Design 2020)


The Unseen

For her senior thesis exhibition at CCA, Arleene Correa Valencia worked on a series of paintings of the “unseen,” the agricultural workers who supply the country’s food, yet are made invisible by and to the society around them.

Arleene Correa Valencia, Artist and CCA Graduate in Individualized Studies 2018

Media coverage / Sept. 13, 2019

The Territorial City Studio, a spring 2019 architecture class, is featured in the Seoul Biennale

Led by associate professor Neeraj Bhatia, The Territorial City: Edge of Megolopolis is featured in the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Learn more about this advanced studio course.

The Territorial City: Edge of the Megalopolis, a CCA Architecture class led by Neeraj Bhatia, was featured at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Media coverage / Sept. 13, 2019

California Home + Design profiles alum Gary Hutton and his four decades in the interior design field

Learn about alum Gary Hutton, a 1975 CCA graduate in Environmental Studies, who has spent his career working on myriad commercial and residental interior design projects throughout California.

Interior design for a home by alumnus Gary Hutton.


CCA assistant professor on team awarded NSF grant

Negar Kalantar explores how relief cutting, or kerfing, can improve building materials’ adaptability to environmental threats.

Photo of Interior Design assistant professor Negar Kalantar and student in the Rapid Prototyping Studio.

Media coverage / Sept. 12, 2019

Printmaking alum Ariel Roman is one of the talented women working behind the scenes in streetwear

Profiled with other "unsung heroes of streetwear," alum Ariel Roman (BFA Printmaking 2007) stays true to her aesthetic—including punk—as she illustrates and art directs for a range of clients.

Portrait of Ariel Roman, CCA alumna.


Seven things to look for during your art school visits

Feeling the “vibe” of an art school, imagining yourself living, studying, and working there, is a crucial part of the campus visit. But there are a few more tangible things you should keep your eye out for, as well.

Group of students speaking at Chimerapalooza in the Nave

Media coverage / Sept. 9, 2019

Assistant professor Alison O'Daniel named one of 25 new faces in independent film

According to Filmmaker Magazine, CCA assistant professor Alison O'Daniel is one of 25 independent filmmakers to follow. Learn about O'Daniel's work, which engages the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

Portrait of Alison O'Daniel.

Media coverage / Sept. 9, 2019

Associate professor Angela Hennessy is one of two Bay Area-based artists to receive a 2019 Artadia award

The New York-based nonprofit Artadia has awarded Angela Hennessy and one other Bay Area artist $10,000 in unrestricted funds. Hennessy teaches in the Textiles, Critical Studies, and Graduate Fine Arts programs.

Portrait of CCA faculty Angela Hennessy.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2019

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab Launches in San Francisco Bay

Architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones reach a major milestone in their award-winning Float Lab project. Public celebration is 1–3pm September 21 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.


Life before and after CCA, with Individualized Studies alum Galen Boone

Galen Boone shares how the Individualized Studies curriculum formed her practice, which CCA faculty had the biggest impact, and what life has been like after graduation.

Galen Boone, THIRDSEX | The Mother. Parure portrait. 2018.
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