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Media coverage / March 4, 2019

CCA alumnus Hank Willis Thomas selected to design Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Hank Willis Thomas, an artist-activist and CCA alumnus, has been selected to design his "Embrace" sculptural concept for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Boston.
Hank Willis Thomas’s winning design "The Embrace" features pairs of arms and hands that appear to clasp one another.

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

10 supplies from the art store one CCA alumna can't live without

Cleo Papanikolas, a BFA in Printmaking alumna and working artist, shares a list of her top ten favorite supplies from the art store.
CCA alumna Cleo Papanikolas is an artist and author of "The Opposite Is Also True: A Journal of Creative Wisdom for Artists."

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

Discover the founding story of CCA's innovative BFA in Interaction Design program

Learn how Kristian Simsarian, CCA associate professor, leveraged design process to build the curriculum for one of the world's first undergraduate interaction design programs.
Associate Professor of Graduate Interaction Design Program Kristian Simsarian authors an essay on how design education can change the world.

Media coverage / March 1, 2019

Graduate Painting & Drawing alumna wins oldest German art prize

Rajkamal Kahlon (MFA Painting & Drawing 1999), whose work explores the impact of colonialism, has been named a 2019 Villa Romana Fellow.
Portait of Rajkamal Kahlon working at her canvas.

Media coverage / Feb. 6, 2019

Three architecture faculty win 2019 ACSA Architectural Education Awards

Professor Sandra Vivanco and assistant professor Irene Cheng each won a Diversity Achievement Award, and associate professor Andrew Kudless received a Faculty Design Award for his project Confluence Park.
CCA is pleased to announce three faculty as 2018-2019 Architectural Education Award Winners.

Media coverage / Jan. 31, 2019

Film by Dean Tina Takemoto wins Experimental Shorts Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance Film Festival

Wayward Emulsions (2018), the Slamdance award-winning experimental film directed by Humanities & Sciences dean Tina Takemoto, offers queer glimpses of a wayward woman captured in bits of emulsion lifted from stray reels of a 35mm Asian drama.
Wayward Emulsions (directed by Tina Takemoto, 2018), film still

Media coverage / Jan. 30, 2019

"Harriet Tubman and Other Truths," an expansive Joyce J. Scott exhibition, on view at Grounds for Sculpture

Joyce J. Scott, a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, presents earthwork, an installation of beaded and found objects, quilts, and more in her most comprehensive exhibition to date.
Joyce J. Scott, “Araminta With Rifle And Vèvè” (2017), painted milled foam with found objects and milled foam rifle with blown glass and mixed media appliqués, beaded staff, dimensions variable (image courtesy Goya Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD, pho

Media coverage / Jan. 22, 2019

Co-chair of film Rob Epstein receives 2019 Academy Award nomination for "End Game"

Rob Epstein's documentary film End Game (2018) is a complex and compassionate look at end-of-life care at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. This film is nominated in the Oscar 2019 Documentary (Short Subject) category.
Film still from the documentary "End Game" by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Media coverage / Jan. 16, 2019

"Drawing Codes" explores how coding can impact architectural representation

DRAWING CODES: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation was co-curated by CCA faculty Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus.
Ibañez Kim: 家神.

Media coverage / Jan. 15, 2019

CCA faculty James Voorhies reflects on the curatorial work of Maria Lind at Tensta konsthall

Art Agenda published an essay by CCA faculty James Voorhies that reflects on the curatorial work of Maria Lind while she was director of Tensta konsthall.
Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, December 2018.

Media coverage / Dec. 24, 2018

Temple of Direction by alumnus Geordie Van Der Bosch selected to be 2019 Burning Man temple

Burning Man 2019 temple designed by architect Geordie Van Der Bosch, who holds a masters in advanced architectural design from CCA, is inspired by Japanese torii gates.
burning-man-temple-direction-georgie-van-der-bosch_dezeen_5.jpg

Media coverage / Oct. 26, 2018

Looking back on Joyce J. Scott's earlier work and celebrating her latest ambitious exhibitions

Using beadwork, glass, found objects, fabric, and other materials, renowned artist Joyce J. Scott raises challenging social and political questions.
photo of Joyce J. Scott work

Media coverage / Oct. 9, 2018

Alumnus Tomie dePaola develops stories of service and stillness

America: The Jesuit Review writes that dePaola - known for his "Strega Nona" series - debuts a new children's book.
Cover of Tomi dePaola's book, "Quiet"

Media coverage / Oct. 9, 2018

Hank Willis Thomas named CCA's first Creative Citizenship Fellow

Artnet reports that the artist-activist returns to CCA this fall.
Portrait of Hank Willis Thomas

Media coverage / Oct. 5, 2018

Alumna Toyin Ojih Odutola confronts and redefines conventions

The New York Times includes alum Toyin Ojih Odutola as one of the year's changemakers in the arts.
Toyin Ojih Odutola, To Wander Determined Exhibition

Media coverage / Oct. 4, 2018

Alumna Lava Thomas highlights women who stand for courage

San Francisco Chronicle reviews Thomas's inspiring show "Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott"
Lava Thomas, “Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks” (2018)

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2018

Professor Craig Scott is inducted into Interior Design hall of fame

The hall of fame recognized Craig Scott for his award-winning practice and work in education.
Pinterest Headquarters, San Francisco

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2018

Professor Martin Venezky creates new worlds through design

The Letterform Archive features Venezky's prolific work and career as artist, designer, photographer, and educator.
Original artwork (detail) and poster (detail) for Weird America, 2016.

Media coverage / Sept. 28, 2018

A San Francisco curatorial yearbook

This fall, as Chair of Curatorial Practice, James Voorhies gets outside of the walls of the academy by relocating CCA’s graduate curatorial program to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), where students can intersect regularly with the institution.
Portrait of James Voorhies

Media coverage / Sept. 28, 2018

Professor Josh Faught weaves layered histories

California Home + Design interviews CCA's chair of Textiles on the sociopolitical ideas behind his practice and works.
Josh Faught in his studio.
Portrait of Ann Wiens

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