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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.


Meet Curatorial Practice curator-in-residence Maria Lind

Globally recognized curator Maria Lind helps CCA curatorial graduate students think more broadly about the field of curating.

a salon style gallery display with white walls.

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 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.

Press release / March 27, 2019

CCA People’s Party honoring Wayne Thiebaud raises over $1.2 million for student scholarship fund

The CCA People’s Party is an annual spring gala benefiting student scholarships for deserving young artists, designers, writers, and architects who otherwise could not afford to attend CCA.

Guest of honor Wayne Thiebaud giving impromptu remarks at CCA People's Party on March 25, 2019.


An interview with Wayne Thiebaud and Michael Krasny

Beloved painter and educator Wayne Thiebaud discusses his life’s work and his place in art history.

Guest of honor Wayne Thiebaud giving impromptu remarks at CCA People's Party on March 25, 2019.


The personal and professional value of an arts education

The starving artist: It’s the cliche that just won’t go away. Anyone who’s even toyed with the idea of pursuing a career in the arts has heard it—many, many times. Now fold in the notion of going to art school and you have a recipe for some serious skepti

Painter working on large spray painted mural


Two questions to ask about an art college's faculty

When evaluating an art college, one of the most important factors to consider is the quality of their faculty. Ask admissions counselors these two critical questions to learn about faculty's industry connections and their approach to teaching.

Interior Design faculty member Bryan Sloan examining Interior Design students pin up.


Investigating big data with intel

A sponsored studio featuring IxD, ID, and MFA Design investigating the creation of new visual, form-based and spatial interfaces focused on storytelling, goal tracking and decision making.

lines of colorful code on a computer screen


Architecture schools are designing material innovation

Architectural design is a collective experiment. Designing Material Innovation, an outdoor exhibition at California College of the Arts (CCA), hypothesizes a future with radically different notions of material, fabrication, and …


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.


Push culture forward

After breaking up with his high school rock band, Shawn HibmaCronan says, he “found CCA and realized all I wanted to do was learn how to make things.”

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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.

Press release / March 12, 2019

New work by Abbas Akhavan and Akosua Adoma Owusu at CCA Wattis Institute this spring

For Canadian artist Abbas Akhavan, this exhibition is his first U.S. solo show and concludes his Capp Street artist residency. Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu adds new dimension to her …

Abbas Akhavan, Study for a Garden: Fountain (installation view, Delfina Foundation, London), 2012. Oscillating water sprinkler, pump, hose, pvc pond liner, water, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Photo: Christa Holka.

Media coverage / March 8, 2019

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

Professor Emeritus of Painting and 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.