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Michael Wertz and Thomas Wojak: Boldly merging words and images

The Illustrated Poster class is part of a number of interdisciplinary courses at CCA. Taught jointly by Michael Wertz (Illustration) and Thomas Wojak (chair, Printmaking).

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Aaron De La Cruz: In the Moment

Aaron De La Cruz’s work walks the line between organization and chaos.

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Meet CCA MAAD HTX graduate Sitou Akolly

Sitou Akolly shares why he came to CCA and his interest in pre-colonial architecture of Togo



Sean Canty and Ryan Golenberg: Collaborating on the Grid

Ryan Golenberg (BArch 2009) and Sean Canty (BArch 2010) have had a collaborative relationship since their time as peers at CCA, then continuing on to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s MArch program.

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Student spotlight: Photography’s Jendayi Ingram

CCA Photography student Jendayi Ingram discusses her artistic influences and offers scholarship advice to first-time freshmen.

Black-and-white photographic portrait of CCA student Jendayi Ingram.

Media coverage / Nov. 19, 2019

Flash Art reviews Vincent Fecteau's solo exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute

Flash Art's Michele D'Aurizior reviews Vincent Fecteau's solo exhibition, which features seven new sculptures, at the CCA Wattis Institute. View the story for an installation view of the exhibition.

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Media coverage / Nov. 19, 2019

Work by Curtis Arima, BFA Jewelry and Metal Arts faculty and co-chair, is featured in Metalsmith Tech

Made using a rolling mill, work by Curtis Arima is featured inside and on the cover of Metalsmith Tech, an international publication. Arima is an associate professor and co-chair of the BFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts program.

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Media coverage / Nov. 13, 2019

Review of alum Hank Willis Thomas' 22-foot public sculpture in The New York Times

Learn about "Unity," a bronze arm near the exit from the Brooklyn Bridge. The 22-foot public sculpture is by CCA alum Hank Willis Thomas (MA in Visual and Critical Studies and MFA in Photography 2004).

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Media coverage / Nov. 12, 2019

Alum and Texas-born artist Diedrick Brackens is featured in W Magazine

A feature profile of alum Diedrick Brackens (MFA in Fine Arts 2014) is in W Magazine. View the feature for images of Brackens' Los Angeles studio space and tapestries.

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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

Media coverage / Nov. 6, 2019

Colossal features the lavishly adorned work of Annie Evelyn, visiting professor for BFA Furniture

Colossal, an international platform for contemporary art and visual expression, features work by BFA in Furniture Visiting Professor Annie Evelyn. View the feature for photographs of Evelyn's vibrant work.

CCA Visiting Professor in the furniture Annie Evelyn in front of one of her designs.


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.
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