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Media coverage / Nov. 7, 2019

New book by MFA Writing alumnus Vernon Keeve III wins a 2019 PEN Oakland Award

Vernon Keeve III (MFA Writing 2013) relays the experiences and observations of a black, queer man from Virginia in his award-winning book "Southern Migrant Mixedtape."

Cover of Southern Migrant Mixtape by CCA alumnus Vernon Keeve III.


How a CCA Pre-College student found his calling

Alum Matthew Lew’s Pre-College experience launched him toward a successful graphic design career.

Headshot of Pre-College alum Matthew Lew


Favorite reads for National Author’s Day 2019

We asked CCA’s Nelson Chan, Jennine Scarboro, and Leslie Roberts to talk about some of their top books to read.

A wall covered in pages from books.

Media coverage / Oct. 26, 2019

Internationally acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang leads four Bay Area projects, including CCA's campus expansion

Learn more about Jeanne Gang's current and upcoming architectural projects in the Bay Area, including CCA's campus expansion, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2020. A rendering of the expansion is also included in the article.

Studio Gang’s design for CCA’s new, unified campus unlocks the potential of art and design education in the twenty-first century.

Media coverage / Oct. 21, 2019

Furniture alum Liz Dunning, who sources materials ethically and locally, is profiled by Alameda Magazine

Meet alum Liz Dunning (BFA Wood/Furniture 2004), an Alameda-based furniture designer who makes heirloom pieces from ethically and locally sourced materials. Learn about her day-to-day work in the studio and the CCA teachers who inspired her.

Portrait of Liz Dunning.

Media coverage / Oct. 11, 2019

Trent Davis Bailey, MFA Fine Arts, photographed Colorado inmates that staged performances of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's News" for nearby prisons.

Photograhing for the New York Times, Trent Davis Baily (MFA Fine Arts 2015) sheds light on how Colorado inmates took their production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" on the road.

Inmates of Sterling Correctional Facility rehearsing “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” before they performed the play at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility.


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

MFA Painting/Drawing alum Alicia Escott is interviewed by The Wild, a weekly podcast hosted by Ayana Young

Co-founder of The Bureau of Linguistical Reality and a CCA alum (MFA Painting/Drawing 2009), Alicia Escott discusses why it's necessary to revitalize indigenous languages and "rewild" our vocabulary. Access the podcast interview on The Wild.

On Seeding New Language, an interview with co-founders of The Bureau of Linguistical Reality.

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.
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