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CCA opens new Campus Gallery with inaugural exhibition by alum Christine Wong Yap

CCA presents Recognitions / 认 • 知, a solo exhibition by Christine Wong Yap as the first exhibition in its new Campus Gallery, on view January 25–March 17, 2023.

A pink and white map of San Francisco drawn by Christine Wong Yap, overlaid with butterfly artworks by students at Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School.


CCA faculty Steve Jones and Martin Venezky receive AIGA SF Continuum Fellow awards

AIGA, the professional association for design, focuses on design as a profession and as a cultural asset that serves practitioners across design disciplines, as well as teachers and students with national and local chapters.

A photo of 6 people in formal to business casual dress posing in front of an elegant backdrop.


Tracing Sustainable Cotton in California’s San Joaquin Valley

The Sustainable Cotton Project introduces CCA Fashion Design students to cotton growers, Cleaner Cotton, and regenerative growing practices.

A closeup photo of a dried pima cotton plant showing the silky texture of cotton.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

Undergraduate Interior Design student receives 2022 Lighting Design Award

Celebrating lighting designers for their creativity and innovation, the LIT Lighting Design Awards recognizes CCA undergraduate Owen Fernando Patia (Interior Design) as Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year.

Photo of a large, digitally rendered gallery with figures draped in blue and green lighting.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

CCA Architecture professor Neeraj Bhatia imagines a new kind of communal living

In this Q and A, Bhatia discusses their project "The Center Won't Hold: Decentering the Commune into Networks of Care" for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Available City.

A computer rendered illustration of a large transparent cube lined by thin columns with people posed in various scenes of daily life.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

Five CCA Architecture faculty share proposals for an iconic, new landmark

Discussing their entries to the 2021 Urban Confluence competition, Architecture faculty explain the theory and practice behind their visions for an inspired new monument in San Jose.

Clark Thenhaus, Confluence Dome, View from Above.

Media coverage / Dec. 19, 2022

Navigating the workplace as a women or non-binary architect

Graduating CCA MArch students outline four pieces of important advice they learned from their Architecture faculty mentors on navigating gendered culture in the workplace.

A young woman in a black blazer gives a presentation over architectural diagrams.

Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2022

Bay Area art award honors CCA alumni and faculty

The SF Museum of Modern Art's 2022 SECA Art Award celebrates Maria A. Guzmán Capron (MFA Fine Arts 2015) and Gregory Rick (BFA Painting & Drawing 2019) alongside faculty members Cathy Lu and Marcel Pardo Ariza.

Gregory Rick, Trap, 2022; courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Designing the future of everything

In three fall 2022 sponsored studios, students envisioned designs to support future human needs in partnerships with Samsung, Lenovo, and Google.

A panoramic view of a studio with a few dozen students working in groups at various workbenches

Media coverage / Dec. 1, 2022

KQED spotlights alum Trina Michelle Robinson's powerful practice

In a profile on her rapidly growing career, Trina Michelle Robinson (MFA Fine Arts 2022) describes how she has reclaimed cotton to tell a new kind of story.

A portrait photo of the artist Trina Michelle Robinson, wearing a blue dress with overlaid black lace.


CCA Pre-College students recall their dreamy summer in photos

Young creative thinkers and makers take a sneak peak at art school life, build their portfolios, and earn college credits.

A grainy photo of four teen students smiling under their masks, while one takes a photo, on a city bus.

Media coverage / Nov. 30, 2022

The three-part exhibition Drum Listens to Heart doesn't miss a beat

"It evolves. It lays out a polyrhythm of events and exhibitions, but rarely repeats itself," says the New York Times, in their Critic's Notebook of Drum Listens to Heart at the Wattis Institute.

A photo of a human skeleton adorned in wires and lights with a drum hung from its shoulder and a video monitor on its chest.

Media coverage / Nov. 28, 2022

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition with an introduction by Visual & Critical Studies Chair Jacqueline Francis

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition edited by Julian Rothenstein, with an introduction by Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall

Book cover of Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition.

Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2022

Queer Pasts and Futures: Experimental Films with Việt Lê and TT Takemoto

Asian Art Museum’s virtual ‘Queer Pasts and Futures’ showcases History of Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor Việt Lê's and Humanities and Sciences Dean TT Takemoto’s LGBTQ-centering experimental films.

Photo still from On the Line (2018).

Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2022

History of Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor Việt Lê's releases new book

Associate Professor Việt Lê' released Return Engagements: Contemporary Art's Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh through Duke Press.

Book cover of Return Engagements: Contemporary Art's Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh

Media coverage / Nov. 15, 2022

Artsy recognizes alum Maria Guzmán Capron as one of the most promising artists working today

Artsy Vanguard annually features rising talents around the globe, and the 2022 list highlights Capron's (MFA Fine Arts 2015) “exuberant, otherworldly figures.”

Portrait of Maria A. Guzmán Capron in her studio with her artworks, from left to right, Duo and Siempre, both 2021.

Press release / Nov. 15, 2022

CCA launches public phase of $123 million Maker/Meets/Future Campaign

CCA today announced that it has secured more than $118 million and is publicly launching its Maker/Meets/Future Campaign, a $123 million fundraising effort.

Double Ground, shown here from above, is a fluid space designed to unite CCA’s diverse disciplines.


CCA Ceramics puts a new spin on tradition

Students, faculty, alums, and staff got a feel for the new Ceramics studio at the 32nd annual Blindfolded Throwing Contest.

A person sits at a ceramics wheel, molding clay while blindfolded.


A new student club fosters connection among first-gen college students

In CCA’s second year celebrating the national First-Generation College Celebration, a new student organization reminds students they are one among many.

A photo of a sign which reads “First Gen CCA 1” surrounded by confetti and teal balloons.


CCA course sponsored by Google focuses on the future

Discover how students from across CCA’s Design programs speculated on the future in the industry-sponsored course Studio Forward.

A photo of a group of students forming a semi-circle with two students holding onto each other with one hand.

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