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This statement was sent to members of the CCA community in an email from President Stephen Beal on June 1, 2020.
/ June 1, 2020
Cera Yeo and Jingyi Emma Luo were honored with an American Institute of Architects 2020 COTE sustainability award for their project “Waterline.” Yeo and Luo were part of the fall 2019 Buoyant Blueprint studio led by faculty Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones.
/ May 29, 2020
The San Francisco Chronicle talked to CCA’s Yesenia Villaseñor (BFA Fashion Design 2020) for an article about how graduating fashion design students pivoted to create their thesis collections from home during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Archaeological testing on CCA’s Backlot made the exciting discovery of organic materials that signify human activity, including tool making, from almost 7,500 years ago.
/ May 26, 2020
An innovative cantilevered pedestrian bridge and elevated park concept by CCA alum Rosannah Harding (BArch 2007) and Matthew Ostrow of HardingOstrow won the $10,000 Forge Prize at a judging event streamed live on YouTube.
/ May 19, 2020
The San Francisco Examiner featured CCA’s Class of 2020 Showcase in its roundup of how San Francisco art schools are highlighting student work online.
Art in America spoke with artist Diedrick Brackens (MFA Fine Arts 2014) about his solo exhibition “blessed are the mosquitoes,” now indefinitely on hold, how he discovered weaving, and his time studying with Josh Faught at CCA.
Fifteen works from 11 CCA students were selected for this year’s Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Exhibit, on view now.
The Class of 2020 Showcase highlights the work of over 300 graduating students in CCA’s 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs.
Each year, an outstanding student address is chosen by a committee of CCA leadership. For 2020’s undergraduate class, Carl Edward Mongan (BFA Animation 2020) was selected for the honor.
Each year, an outstanding student address is chosen by a committee of CCA leadership. For 2020’s graduate cohort, Santino Gonzales (MFA Fine Arts 2020) was selected for the honor.
/ May 11, 2020
The Class of 2020 Showcase brings the work of over 300 students across the Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Humanities and Sciences divisions to visitors’ homes while CCA’s campus is closed during the shelter-in-place order.
/ May 7, 2020
The Word for World is Forest, a project curated by CCA’s Curatorial Practice graduate program Class of 2020, is on view at wattis.org May 14–September 14, 2020.
/ May 5, 2020
A beloved faculty member for many years, McClure taught at CCA for 43 years, from 1963 until 2006. He passed away on May 4 at his home in the Oakland hills.
CCA’s Decolonial School focuses on how to relate diversity, inclusion, and equity to artistic and design practice.
/ April 30, 2020
Writer Theadora Walsh reviewed the new Wattis Library, which she says “resists the internet’s constant demand for new content and, instead, offers history.”
Through community work, asking critical questions, and embracing full-circle materiality, CCA’s Furniture program builds values of equity and sustainability into new spaces.
/ April 29, 2020
CCA alum and faculty member Breena Nuñez’s comic detailing how daily life has changed during the COVID–19 pandemic was featured in the New Yorker's “Daily Shouts” column.
/ April 28, 2020
Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera and his roommates talked to Eater SF about their shelter-in-place project, “This is Weird Without You,” wheatpasting “messages of hope” on storefronts of shuttered restaurants around the Mission District.
/ April 28, 2020
The first volume in the CCA Wattis Institute's new book series, A Series of Open Questions, is Where are the tiny revolts?, informed and inspired by the work of Bay Area poet and novelist Dodie Bellamy.
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