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Changing the way fashion designers think

CCA Fashion Design faculty, students, activists, and influencers leverage every skill they have to bring change to the injustice at the root of fashion production.

Students attending Remake trip Made in Mexico

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2019 IMPACT Award winners challenge climate change

Buoyant Ecologies and Rubber Impact Awareness & Action Project win grants from Center for Impact.

Artists rendering of the view from the top of the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab

Media coverage / July 30, 2019

Professor David Gissen's story highlights the rarely considered physical challenges of being an architect

David Gissen describes how his difficulty navigating construction sites in New York City, which weren't covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, influenced his education and career.

Girl in wheelchair in front of closed subway elevator.

Media coverage / July 30, 2019

Director Spike Jonez drew inspiration from a CCA alum's photograph for the 2013 movie "Her."

From Barry Jenkins's "Moonlight" to Spike Jonez's "Her," Artsy reveals six films that were inspired by famous photographs. CCA alum Todd Hido's (MFA Photography 1996) photograph inspired "Her," a sci-fi romance.

Todd Hido, Untitled #2653, 2000

Media coverage / July 26, 2019

CCA's Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab will soon pioneer a new kind of resilient coastal infrastructure in the bay waters

A product of cross-disciplinary collaboration, the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab is set to launch in the San Francisco Bay in late summer 2019. The prototype will pioneer a new kind of resilient coastal infrastructure.

Underwater views of ecological substrate prototypes, with marine invertebrate habitats

Media coverage / July 25, 2019

Nathan Lynch, chair of Glass and Ceramics, among Bay Area artists who approach ceramics in new ways

Interviewed for the San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook, CCA's Nathan Lynch describes his affinity for clay. Viola Frey, CCA professor emerita and honorary doctorate recipieint, and Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) were also mentioned as gamechanging

Nathan Lynch’s “The Same Larry” (2019, shown here with Kari Marboe), is a handmade ceramic soaking tub that fits two.

Media coverage / July 22, 2019

Alum Sarah Hotchkiss is one of eight art journalists to receive a prestigious Rabkin Foundation Award

Sarah Hotchkiss (MFA Painting and Drawing 2011), an artist, arts writer, and visual arts editor at KQED, has received a Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation grant for contributions to arts journalism.

Portrait of Sarah Hotchkiss.

Media coverage / July 12, 2019

CCA alums recognized by Headlands Center for the Arts with Tournesol Award and graduate fellowship

Troy Chew (MFA Fine Arts 2018) has won the Headlands Center for the Arts Tournesol Award, while another CCA alum, Kira Dominguez Hultgren (MA Visual and Critical Studies / MFA Fine Arts 2019) has been named a Graduate Fellow by the Center.

Troy Chew, The Grass is sometimes Purple on the Other Side, 2017; oil on wood, 1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 4 in.; © Troy Chew

Media coverage / July 10, 2019

Beal is one of four Bay Area arts leaders asked to comment on the controversial George Washington High School mural

Learn about the controversial mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco and view CCA President Stephen Beal's comment on the censorship of historical art.

Detail of "The Life of Washington" mural by artist Victor Arnautoff at George Washington High School, San Francisco.

Media coverage / July 10, 2019

CCA lecturer Vanessa Chang discusses the dangers of haptic touch and motion control technology in Wired magazine

Vanessa Chang, CCA lecturer and lead curator with CODAME Art + Tech, pens an opinion piece for Wired magazine on smartphone interfaces, discussing urgent issues raised by gesture biometrics.

Image of hand holding a cell phone.

Press release / July 2, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute receives prestigious 2019 Ellsworth Kelly Award

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts announced today that CCA's ultra-contemporary art space will receive $40,000 in support of Algiers-based multidisciplinary artist Lydia Ourahmane's upcoming exhibition.

Anthony Huberman at the Wattis Bar—a casual, social space where community gathers.

Media coverage / July 1, 2019

Tish Evangelista, Graphic Design alum, on the moral responsibilities of branding and design agencies

Creative Director and founder at Character, a San Francisco-based agency, Tish Evangelista (BFA Graphic Design 1998) strives to work with clients who enhance lives and society through their products.

Tish Evangelista is a creative director and founder at Character.

Media coverage / July 1, 2019

Learn about alum Florian Roeper's journey from graphic design to artful furniture-making

Florian Roeper (BFA Wood/Furniture 2003) began as a graphic design major until he discovered the furniture-making woodshop at CCA. Now Roeper has a sawmill in Walnut Creek, runs his own studio, and shows work at the San Francisco Design Center.

Bay Area furniture designer and CCA alumnus Florian Roeper puts the finishing touches on a gold-leafed surface in his Alameda atelier.

Media coverage / June 28, 2019

Review of distinguished alum Viola Frey's "Center Stage" retrospective at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

The New York Review of Books examines the life and work of Viola Frey, whose first major museum survey on the West Coast since 1981 is at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art through December 29, 2019.

Viola Frey⁣: The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization, 1992

Media coverage / June 26, 2019

Former CCA faculty Kate Fowle named director of MoMA PS1

Kate Fowle, former chair and co-founder of CCA's curatorial practice graduate program, will become the third leader in the institution’s 43-year history.

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Press release / June 26, 2019

CCA celebrates the opening of Alma Mater: Methods

This second biennial exhibition features almost 200 CCA alumni and is on view June 15–July 26, 2019 at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries.

Opening reception of Alma Mater: Methods.

Media coverage / June 26, 2019

KQED remembers Kevin Killian, beloved faculty member of CCA's MFA in Writing and prolific writer of queer literature

Learn about Kevin Killian's important contributions to the bay's literary community as one of the original New Narrative writers, and hear from artists, writers, and educators who knew Killian.

Portrait of Kevin Killian in 1989.

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President Stephen Beal’s biography

As CCA’s ninth president, Stephen Beal champions learning through making to prepare students as creative citizens.

Image of CCA President Stephen Beal

Media coverage / June 20, 2019

Ranu Mukherjee, MFA Fine Arts chair, discusses hybrid identities and contexts with Beyond the Studio, an artist-run podcast

Hear Ranu Mukherjee's take on managing studio projects, building a career through community, establishing daily rituals, and more in the artist-run podcast Beyond the Studio.

Portrait of Ranu Mukherjee.

Press release / June 19, 2019

Center for Impact at CCA announces Impact Award Winners

The Impact Award offers crucial funding for projects that hold the potential for long-term impact addressing social and environmental challenges.

Cross section of Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

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