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A conversation about the CCA campus expansion with Jeanne Gang, founding principal of Studio Gang.

In this Q+A, Jeanne Gang discusses her firm’s design for the innovative centerpiece of the college’s campus expansion, slated for completion in 2024.

Digital rendering with a panoramic view of people seated on a wide staircase viewing lattice adorned buildings.


Four CCA students named to prestigious Metropolis Future 100

Two undergraduate and two graduate students were named to the Metropolis Future 100, designed to designate the top architecture and interior design students.

Lizzy Wilson, Library and Food Justice, 2021.

Press release / May 24, 2023

California College of the Arts gala honoring Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein raises over $1.23 million for student scholarships

CCA celebrated beloved Bay Area art collectors Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein as the 2023 honorees at its annual gala, which took place Tuesday, May 23. The event grossed over $1.23 million for student scholarships.

Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

Press release / May 22, 2023

Nicki Green to represent Northern California in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 exhibition

Nicki Green chosen to represent Northern California in New Worlds: Women to Watch 2024 exhibition at NMWA's renovated museum, April 14-August 4, 2024.

Hybrid Vessel 1, 2020. Glazed earthenware. 30 x 36 x 15 inches.

Press release / May 18, 2023

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts presents new site-specific work by Caitlin Cherry

A new solo exhibition Caitlin Cherry: The Regolith Was Boiling, featuring a site-specific installation of large-scale oil paintings and digitally reproduced prints inspired by the architecture of the Wattis.

Caitlin Cherry, Queen of Shangdong (detail), 2023.

Media coverage / May 11, 2023

Queer Threads exhibit opens at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The highly anticipated Queer Threads exhibit makes its Northern California debut at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles on May 12 and features work by CCA alumni and faculty.

Portrait of John Chaich.

Media coverage / May 11, 2023

San Francisco's housing dynamics explored by CCA

CCA Architecture Dean Keith Krumwiede and Assistant Professor Neeraj Bhatia partner with CCA's Urban Works Agency to explore political, formal, and spatial dynamics in San Francisco's housing landscape.

Uniform rows of houses with striking similarity.


CCA MFA Writing alumni publish six riveting new books for 2023

Find fresh new work from imaginative authors and MFA Writing alumni whose newly published books offer perfect summer reading.

A collage of book cover art in a diagonal grid.


Studio Forward brings the San Francisco art community together with light and sound

CCA’s Google-sponsored course Studio Forward culminates in an exhibition, presented at YBCA, of student work centered on the big questions of our time.

A group photo of students and faculty in front of a yellow wall.

Media coverage / May 5, 2023

Embracing imperfections: CCA alum and glassmaker Annie Morhauser's artful journey

Annie Morhauser (BFA Glass 1983) founded Annieglass 40 years ago in a small Santa Cruz studio. She supported her family by creating glassware, driven by necessity and fueled by experimentation.

Artist Annie Morhauser, holds a glass tulip sculpture with 24-karat gold detail, at her family-owned production studio in Watsonville, California.


CCA announces 2023 Commencement Ceremony speakers

CCA is proud to award an honorary doctorate degree to inspirational artists, designers, and thinkers at its Commencement Ceremony. The college also recognizes distinguished alumni as featured speakers each year.

Two students in tams and gowns blow bubbles at the camera.


Profiles in design: Isaac Buwembo and Balqis Indriyani

From the intellectual work of design thinking to the physical work of active making, two alumni carry their CCA education into the world.

Photo of Balqis Indriyani working over the wood frame of a boat-shaped object.

Media coverage / May 2, 2023

CCA alum Katelyn Eichwald featured in Artsy's series: "Artists on Our Radar"

Artsy's "Artists on Our Radar" monthly series features five influential artists, and this edition spotlights Katelyn Eichwald (MFA Painting 2012), renowned for her hazy, captivating compositions.

Katelyn Eichwald's 2023 painting titled "Power", which presents a blurred image of a necklace and pendant delicately resting on the wearer's chest.


A day where play meets clay

It’s all fun and games in this crossover between CCA students in the Ceramics and Game Arts programs.


Media coverage / April 25, 2023

Five students test their ideas in three dimensions

CCA student Martin Hitch (MArch 2023) is among the 2023 Metropolis Future100 winners, who had the opportunity to test their ideas in three dimensions using a host of unique materials.

Three students, sitting on a structure built with multiple layers of pink plywood.

Media coverage / April 24, 2023

Symposium launches CCA’s new M. Arthur Gensler Jr. Center for Design Excellence

The Climate as Praxis symposium brings together four eminent design practitioners and focus on how the social and environmental impacts of climate change shape the concerns of contemporary architects.

Poster of dry land with lambs laying about with the words : Climate as Praxis 04-15-23.

Press release / April 24, 2023

CCA announces 2023 Honorary Doctorate recipient Mildred Howard

CCA is thrilled to announce Mildred Howard as the degree recipient at the 116th Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco.

Portrait of Mildred Howard.


Fourteen CCA faculty win prestigious awards and fellowships

CCA faculty from across the college who are pioneers in their fields have been recognized this spring for their impressive achievements outside the classroom.

Photo of an artwork of a woven rainbow with bands of different rich hues of brown, blacks, and beige.

Media coverage / April 18, 2023

CCA Furniture alum Kate Greenberg named Surface mag's Designer of the Day

Discover how CCA alum Kate Greenberg (BFA Furniture 2020) creates furniture and lighting that lie in that special sludge between art and function.

Artist Kate Greenberg, sitting in a gallery, in front of three pieces of furniture they designed.

Media coverage / April 13, 2023

CCA student Karina Zhou's Kai’s Tea Eggs released

Karina Zhou, a second-year animation student at CCA, is making headway in the world of publishing. Her first book, Kai’s Tea Eggs, explores the beauty of food, friendship, and being proud of your heritage.

Portrait of author and CCA student Karina Zhou.

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