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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Media coverage / Sept. 4, 2019

Vincent Fecteau, who has a show at CCA Wattis, invites The San Francisco Chronicle into his Balboa Park studio

On view at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (Sept. 5–Nov. 9, 2019), Vincet Fecteau's first show in over 15 years features seven new sculptural works.

Portrait of artist Vincent Fecteau working in his studio.

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2019

The Museum of Craft and Design welcomes CCA grad students back to school with special event

MAKE x CCA, a special event organized by the Museum of Craft and Design, will welcome CCA MFA students back to school (and their studios) with engaging work by MFA Design alumni.

Event image for MAKE x CCA at the Museum of Craft and Design.

Media coverage / Aug. 29, 2019

Ed Luce, Eisner-nominated cartoonist and CCA faculty, is a 2019 FlameCon panelist

Senior adjunct professor Ed Luce, an Eisner-nominated cartoonist, speaks on the 2019 FlameCon panel "A World That Hates and Fears Them: On Comics and Hope."

Ed Luce speaking on FlameCon panel.

Media coverage / Aug. 23, 2019

Craig Campbell, MFA Comics alum, joins Columbus College of Art & Design faculty

Craig Campbell (MFA Comics 2018), a regular Hyperallergic contributor, is named Assistant Professor of Comics and Narrative Practice at Columbus College of Art & Design.

Portrait of Craig Campbell.

Media coverage / Aug. 23, 2019

MFA Comics alum Maia Kobabe nominated for 2019 Ignatz Award

Maia Kobabe (MFA Comics 2016) has been nominated for a 2019 Ignatz Award in the Outstanding Graphic Novel category for their book Gender Queer: a Memoir.

Cover of Maia Kobabe's book Gender Queer.

Press release / Aug. 22, 2019

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories

Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories celebrates five women artists in the Bay Area and one will represent Northern California in Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020 at the National Museum of Women ...

Julia Goodman, Rag Sorters (1964), 2013. Pulped, discarded fabrics gleaned during residency at Recology SF

Media coverage / Aug. 22, 2019

MFA alumni Jay and Rie Dion are among 15 Bay Area ceramicists who should be on your radar

Jay and Rie Dion, among the top 15 Bay Area ceramicists to watch, are a husband-wife team based in Oakland. The duo met while in graduate school at CCA (MFA Ceramics 2010).

Colorful display of ceramic mugs by Atelier Dion.

Media coverage / Aug. 21, 2019

The Float Lab, designed by architects and designers at CCA, aims to promote a healthy marine habitat through textural variation

Developed by one of CCA's architectural research labs, the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab is an "open invitation" for aquatic life and will anchor in Oakland's Middle Harbor (Shoreline Park) for three years.

Cross section of Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Media coverage / Aug. 16, 2019

Architecture professor Neeraj Bhatia, co-director of CCA's Urban Works Agency, is the winner of the Prix de Rome

The Prix de Rome in Architecture, which includes $50,000 for work, travel, and a public presentation, has been awarded to CCA's Neeraj Bhatia, whose work intersects infrastructure, politics, and urbanism.

Neeraj Bhatia in his exhibtion "The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

Media coverage / Aug. 14, 2019

Art Papers interviews alum Diedrick Brackens on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the New Museum

Diedrick Brackens (MFA Fine Arts 2014), whose solo exhibition Darling Divined is at the New Museum in New York, speaks with Art Papers about black- and queer-identifying artists.

Portrait of Diedrick Brackens.

Media coverage / Aug. 13, 2019

Vincent Fecteau at the CCA Wattis makes the San Francisco Chronicle's list of 2019 must-see fall exhibitions

A long-time resident of the Bay Area, Vincent Fecteau has a solo exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. View the San Francisco Chronicle's write-up for more details.

Vincent Fecteau Untitled, 2018 papier mâché, resin clay, watercolor pencil, acrylic, felt sculpture.

Media coverage / Aug. 11, 2019

Individualized Studies alum Andrew Utt is the new executive director of Lux Art Institute in Encinitas

As the new executive director of the Lux Art Institute, alum Andrew Utt (BFA Individualized 2005), will work to make sure art remains a central part of San Diego's cultural landscape.

Andrew Utt, new executive director of Lux Art Institute in Encinitas.

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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

Media coverage / Aug. 7, 2019

Alum Kalia Brooks Nelson selected for new visiting curator's initiative at Moore College of Art & Design

Kalia Brooks Nelson (MA Curatorial Practice 2006) joins two other curators for the Moore College of Art & Design's new Visiting Curators Initiative. They'll bring fresh curatorial perspectives to the Galleries at Moore.

Portrait of Kalia Brooks.

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