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Media coverage / July 18, 2022

CCA graphic design students invigorate San Francisco BART stations with colorful designs

Through TBD*, CCA’s in-house student design studio, Hyunsoo Kang's and Walker Lambert's quintessentially San Francisco designs offer transit riders "a slice of joy and color" with an AR twist.

A large colorful box stands near the top of the escalator at the Market Street BART station.

Media coverage / April 20, 2022

CCA faculty Rita Bullwinkel honored with Whiting Award

From the selection committee: “The stories of Rita Bullwinkel glimmer like objects in a wunderkammer that shift their shapes when taken up in the hand...she sounds simply like herself and nobody else.”

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Media coverage / Feb. 1, 2022

CCA Faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win Buell Prize at ACSA

CCA faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win the Buell Prize for course development in architecture, climate change, and society at ASCA, the international association of architecture schools.

Graphic with black background with white letters spelling ASCA.

Media coverage / Oct. 22, 2021

Artist and distinguished alum Manuel Neri dies at 91

Influential Bay Area sculptor Manuel Neri (Alum 1956) passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. The San Francisco Chronicle’s obituary honors Neri’s life and work.

Manuel Neri sits in front of his sculptures in a black and white photograph

Media coverage / Oct. 22, 2021

The Climify podcast helps design educators “climify” their syllabi

Climify connects climate scientists and design educators to bring climate-related projects into the classroom. The podcast is created and produced by Climate Designers, which was co-founded by CCA Adjunct Professor Marc O’Brien.
Climify logo on a blue background

Media coverage / Oct. 13, 2021

Angela Hennessy is awarded 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship

CCA Associate Professor and alum Angela Hennessy (BFA Jewelry & Metal Arts 2001, MFA Textiles 2005) is one of 15 inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which was established in 2021.
Joan Mitchell Foundation logo

Media coverage / Oct. 8, 2021

DMBA grad Isaac Buwembo featured on IBM Design’s It’s About Time podcast

Isaac Buwembo (MBA Design Strategy 2014) joins It’s About Time to talk about his career journey and how he infuses his work to advance anti-racism, racial equity, and cultural change.

Isaac Buwembo

Media coverage / Sept. 23, 2021

Maia Cruz Palileo’s Wattis Institute exhibition featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Maia Cruz Palileo: Long Kwento,’ invites visitors to explore alongside Palileo the question of what we remember and what we can’t—the paradoxical memory of remembering what we don’t remember,” says the Chronicle.
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery. Photo: Impart Photography

Media coverage / Sept. 22, 2021

Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus on “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II”

For the Fall 2021 exhibition at Hubbell Street Galleries, Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus asked participating architects to work within a series of strict constraints. Read their Scaffold Q&A on why limitations often lead to better design.
An installation view of “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II” (2021)

Media coverage / Sept. 20, 2021

CCA faculty member Terri Friedman wins 2021 Artadia Award

CCA Sculpture Associate Professor Terri Friedman is one three recipients of the 14th annual San Francisco Artadia Awards along with Bay Area artists Sydney Cain and Dana King.
Terri Friedman, If Only, 2020. Cotton, acrylic, chenille, hemp, metallic, wool fibers, 86 x 103 inches.

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021

Fashion Chair Lynda Grose on the future of fashion education

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) interviewed Lynda Grose and Simon Ungless (Executive Director at Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion) about the future of fashion education and what they’re excited about in fashion education.
Lynda Grose

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021

Forbes covers Rachel Berger's exhibition, "Shooter Box"

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger spoke with Forbes about Shooter Box, an exhibition of designed objects protesting the U.S. military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment.

Rachel Berger, Bullet I, 2021. Cast lead and copper, 6 x 4 x 2.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Media coverage / Aug. 12, 2021

Alum Elizabeth Brunner's kids' clothing label, StereoTypes, flips gender norms on their head

StereoType, a clothing label by San Francisco-based designer Elizabeth Brunner (BFA Fashion Design 2007), offers everyday clothes for kids that cohesively blend both masculine and feminine elements.

Media coverage / July 20, 2021

Art & Education's "Office Hours" with Glen Helfand

Graduate Fine Arts Associate Professor Glen Helfand shares what got him into teaching, how CCA’s interdisciplinarity leads to the cross-pollination of ideas and practices, the importance of connecting students to the Bay Area art scene, and more.
A student project, part of the interdisciplinary course, "P.E."

Media coverage / July 16, 2021

Alum Michon Sanders featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

In “The Artists” column in T Magazine, Michon Sanders (BFA Painting & Drawing 2020) talks about her work, Seniors and Children First, and about how living in Oakland has given her a sense of freedom.
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Media coverage / July 14, 2021

Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger asks recent grads "How did you get into tech?"

In AIGA's Eye on Design, Rachel Berger speaks with recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at CCA, RISD, and other schools to find out how they got their start and share advice for those seeking a similar path.

AIGA's Eye on Design logo

Media coverage / June 30, 2021

KQED: Newest Wattis anthology invites readers to participate in radical listening

Writer Theadora Walsh says "Why are they so afraid of the lotus?" is an invitation to listen. "It’s an invitation to participate in a radical, engaged form of listening that takes on the labor of actively receiving others’ speech."
The Wattis Institute's book, "Why are they so afraid of the lotus?"

Media coverage / June 29, 2021

Wattis Institute receives spring 2021 Warhol Foundation grant

The Wattis was among 50 institutions across the country to receive a spring 2021 Warhol Foundation grant. The $120,000 grant will support the Wattis Institute's next two years of exhibition programming.
Wattis Institute logo in black lettering on white background

Media coverage / June 24, 2021

"No Straight Lines" hopes to give queer youth a role model

Directed by Vivian Kleiman and produced by MFA Comics Professor Justin Hall, "No Straight Lines"—a documentary highlighting the work of five comic artists from the 1970s and 1980s—premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Frameline in 2021.
No Straight Lines

Media coverage / May 30, 2021

DMBA grad Izzy Shu on being a female founder

Thrive Global speaks to JOI co-founder Izzy Shu (MBA Design Strategy 2015) about her career, the impact of her DMBA program on her work, and why it's so important to empower more women to become founders.
Izzy Shu
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