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Media coverage / May 15, 2019

MFA students partner with Salesforce Tower to commemorate the building's anniversary with original light displays

Salesforce Tower, "the big experiment in the sky," celebrates its first anniversary with the help of four CCA graduate students, whose artwork displays at the top of the high-tech structure.
Figures dance across the crown of Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, as part of a light installation by artist Jim Campbell that premiered in May 2018.

Media coverage / May 13, 2019

Galen Boone (BFA Individualized Studies 2018) wins a Windgate Fellowship award

Winner of a $15,000 Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Galen Boone counters the myth of binary gender through work in jewelry and metalsmithing.
Necklace-by-Galen-Boone-Windgate-Fellow-2019_05212019_Media-Coverage_LDV.jpg

Media coverage / May 13, 2019

Third-year student Jung (Hailey) Kim wins $10,000 Joe's Blackbook scholarship

Learn about Jung (Hailey) Kim, winner of a $10,000 Joe's Blackbook scholarship and a Fashion Design student who believes in thinking outside of the box.
So Jung (Hailey) Kim winning a scholarship from Joe's Blackbook Foundation.

Media coverage / May 9, 2019

Artist Joyce J. Scott receives honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from CCA

Known for her politically charged large-scale installations, figurative sculptures, and performance art, Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from CCA.
Joyce J. Scott performs in the well received, infamously raucous Thunder Thigh Review in 2012. Her performance partner is Kay Lawal-Muhammad

Media coverage / May 8, 2019

CCA's Blattner Hall offers community, convenience, and affordable housing

Located within walking distance of CCA's San Francisco campus, Blattner Hall meets critical needs for below-market-rate student housing.
Exterior view of Blattner Hall from the street.

Media coverage / May 2, 2019

Kota Ezawa, an associate professor for CCA film programs, discusses the Whitney Museum protests with KQED

Kota Ezawa, whose work is included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, discusses the protests surrounding the museum and the process of being selected for show.
Animated headshot of CCA faculty and artist Kota Ezawa.

Media coverage / April 24, 2019

Critical Ethnic Studies faculty Kim Shuck named poet laureate of San Francisco

As one of the first recipients of the Academy of American Poets fellowship, Critical Ethnic Studies faculty Kim Shuck will launch a poetic activism program to grow literary events across the city.
Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

Media coverage / April 22, 2019

Architecture students are 2018–19 AIA COTE Top Ten winners

Two undergraduate architecture students’ imaginative approach to the issue of rising sea levels stands strong against national competition and ecological disaster.
Shore of a Hundred Islands is a AIA COTE winning student project by Viviani Isnata & Maria Ulloa.

Media coverage / April 18, 2019

Wattis exhibition convenes queer community, writes the San Francisco Chronicle

Curated by Yomna Osman (MA Curatorial Practice 2019), To Know Herself captures the enduring loss of queer spaces in the bay by making space of its own.
Yomna Osman, the curator of “To Know Herself,” is seen at the Wattis Institute.

Media coverage / April 16, 2019

Alumna Taylor Johnson discusses her process as a fine art and editorial photographer

From documenting young athletes to publishing her first book, Taylor Johnson (BFA Photography 2017) shares challenges and triumphs with Aint-Bad magazine.
Photograph from CCA alumna Taylor Kay Johnson's publication "Kings" that  follows the lives of teenage boxers in Oakland, California.

Media coverage / April 1, 2019

Alumnus Tim Perks brings the Nike brand to life as senior director of retail design

Portland Architecture, a blog focused on design, interviews Tim Perks (BArch 1991) about applying his architectural education across many industries and disciplines.
Headshot of Tim Perks, CCA alumnus and Nike’s senior director of retail design.

Media coverage / April 1, 2019

CCA's MFA in Writing program is among the top five in California

Study.com ranks our program among the top five in California. Located in one of the world’s creative capitals, we encourage MFA candidates to explore many different forms and incorporate visual art into their work.
Joanne at her Adobe interactive design internship.

Media coverage / March 28, 2019

Two Interior Design students win at ASID Student Portfolio Competition

The American Society of Interior Designers chose CCA students Jieru Lin and Jianfeng Ni for their deep understanding of how design can impact and change lives.
Design by CCA student Jieru Lin, 2019 ASID Student Portfolio Winner.

Media coverage / March 25, 2019

VoyageLA interviews Animation alumnus Sam Ancona on his journey to becoming an artist

Sam Ancona (BFA Animation 2013) talks early artistic inspirations, the importance of finding a creative community, and navigating the world of freelance animation.
Photo of Sam Ancona speaking.

Media coverage / March 22, 2019

Queer California: Untold Stories, an exhibition curated by CCA's Christina Linden, features work by CCA faculty and staff

Broadly looks at Queer California: Untold Stories, an exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California that's curated by Christina Linden, CCA associate professor in Curatorial Practice.
Young Joon Kwak, Brown Rainbow Eclipse Explosion, 2017.

Media coverage / March 22, 2019

Thi Bui, MFA in Comics adjunct professor, illustrates the Oakland teachers' strike

Bay Area artists, including MFA in Comics adjunct professor Thi Bui, join forces to capture the Oakland teachers' strike through illustrated portraits coupled with direct quotes.
Illustration by Thi Bui of Abdul-Haqq Khalifa, a technology tearcher from Garfiled Elementary, who joined the 2019 Oakland teachers' strike.

Media coverage / March 21, 2019

Led by CCA Architecture faculty Janette Kim, students address climate change through a series of board games

The "Win-Win" board games, now in an exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, are designed by CCA Architecture students to model how climate change will reshape cities.
Several people playing the board game The Other 99%.

Media coverage / March 20, 2019

Solo exhibition at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art celebrates the expansive career of Viola Frey

Viola Frey is the subject of a solo exhibition at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. Frey, a professor emerita and honorary doctorate recipient, taught at CCA for nearly 35 years.
Artist Viola Frey in her Oakland studio in 1996.

Media coverage / March 12, 2019

CCA alumna Yadira Cazares runs an inclusive Fruitvale gallery that showcases artists of color

Alumna Yadira Cazares (BFA Painting & Drawing 2005) runs Galería Beso Maya, the only art gallery in Fruitvale. Her mission is to promote artists of color and unite the community through workshops and exhibitions.
Alumna Yadira Cazares stading outside of her art gallery, Galería Beso Maya.

Media coverage / March 8, 2019

Franklin Williams, Painting & Drawing professor emeritus, garners attention at Independent Art Fair

Professor Emeritus of Painting & Drawing Franklin Williams caught a reviewer's attention at New York's Independent Art Fair with his intricate works from the 1970s to today.
Franklin Williams, “Bodiless and More than a Man” (1975), acrylic and crochet thread on paper mounted to canvas, 67 x 60 inches.
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