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Media coverage / July 25, 2019

Nathan Lynch, chair of Ceramics, among Bay Area artists who approach ceramics in new ways

Nathan Lynch describes his affinity for clay to San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook, which also highlighted Viola Frey and Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017).

Nathan Lynch’s “The Same Larry” (2019, shown here with Kari Marboe), is a handmade ceramic soaking tub that fits two.

Media coverage / July 22, 2019

Alum Sarah Hotchkiss is one of eight art journalists to receive a prestigious Rabkin Foundation Award

Sarah Hotchkiss (MFA Painting & Drawing 2011), an artist, arts writer, and visual arts editor at KQED, has received a Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation grant for contributions to arts journalism.
Portrait of Sarah Hotchkiss.

Media coverage / July 12, 2019

CCA alums recognized by Headlands Center for the Arts with Tournesol Award and graduate fellowship

Troy Chew (MFA Fine Arts 2018) has won the Headlands Center for the Arts Tournesol Award, while another CCA alum, Kira Dominguez Hultgren (MA Visual and Critical Studies / MFA Fine Arts 2019) has been named a Graduate Fellow by the Center.
Troy Chew, The Grass is sometimes Purple on the Other Side, 2017; oil on wood, 1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 4 in.; © Troy Chew

Media coverage / July 10, 2019

Beal is one of four Bay Area arts leaders asked to comment on the controversial George Washington High School mural

Learn about the controversial mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco and view CCA President Stephen Beal's comment on the censorship of historical art.
Detail of "The Life of Washington" mural by artist Victor Arnautoff at George Washington High School, San Francisco.

Media coverage / July 10, 2019

CCA lecturer Vanessa Chang discusses the dangers of haptic touch and motion control technology in Wired magazine

Vanessa Chang, CCA lecturer and lead curator with CODAME Art + Tech, pens an opinion piece for Wired magazine on smartphone interfaces, discussing urgent issues raised by gesture biometrics.
Image of hand holding a cell phone.

Media coverage / July 1, 2019

Tish Evangelista, Graphic Design alum, on the moral responsibilities of branding and design agencies

Creative Director and founder at Character, a San Francisco-based agency, Tish Evangelista (BFA Graphic Design 1998) strives to work with clients who enhance lives and society through their products.
Tish Evangelista is a creative director and founder at Character.

Media coverage / July 1, 2019

Learn about alum Florian Roeper's journey from graphic design to artful furniture-making

Florian Roeper (BFA Wood/Furniture 2003) began as a graphic design major until he discovered the furniture-making woodshop at CCA. Now Roeper has a sawmill in Walnut Creek, runs his own studio, and shows work at the San Francisco Design Center.
Bay Area furniture designer and CCA alumnus Florian Roeper puts the finishing touches on a gold-leafed surface in his Alameda atelier.

Media coverage / June 28, 2019

Review of distinguished alum Viola Frey's "Center Stage" retrospective at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

The New York Review of Books examines the life and work of Viola Frey, whose first major museum survey on the West Coast since 1981 is at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art through December 29, 2019.
Viola Frey⁣: The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization, 1992

Media coverage / June 26, 2019

Former CCA faculty Kate Fowle named director of MoMA PS1

Kate Fowle, former chair and co-founder of CCA's curatorial practice graduate program, will become the third leader in the institution’s 43-year history.

Media coverage / June 26, 2019

KQED remembers Kevin Killian, beloved faculty member of CCA's MFA in Writing and prolific writer of queer literature

Learn about Kevin Killian's important contributions to the bay's literary community as one of the original New Narrative writers, and hear from artists, writers, and educators who knew Killian.
Portrait of Kevin Killian in 1989.

Media coverage / June 20, 2019

Ranu Mukherjee, MFA Fine Arts chair, discusses hybrid identities and contexts with Beyond the Studio, an artist-run podcast

Hear Ranu Mukherjee's take on managing studio projects, building a career through community, establishing daily rituals, and more in the artist-run podcast Beyond the Studio.
Portrait of Ranu Mukherjee.

Media coverage / June 14, 2019

Professor of Architecture Craig Scott wins a 2019 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

Craig Scott, CCA professor and co-founder of IwamotoScott, an architecture and design firm based in San Francisco, wins a Cooper Hewitt award for interior design.
CCA architecture professor Craig Scott's firm Iwamoto/Scott won a National Design Award for Interior Design.

Media coverage / June 14, 2019

Interior Design grads discuss thesis projects, future plans, and industry opportunities

Business of Home interviews six 2019 interior design graduates, including CCA's Grace Yuan and Shao-Chien "Michael" Yang.
Portrait of Grace Yuan, CCA class of 2019.

Media coverage / June 14, 2019

Nicole Georges' latest graphic novel is being adapted for television

"Killing Eve" producer Sid Gentle Films is developing the Lamda Award-winning artist's latest graphic novel, "How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home," for television.
Illustration from Nicole J Georges’ "Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home."

Media coverage / June 14, 2019

The 2019 Fashion Experience makes BizBash's top 100 list of fashion and retail events in San Francisco

With more than 850 people in attendance, Fashion Design students debuted their thesis collections at Minnesota Street Project, utilizing a staircase as a runway.
CCA Fashion Experience 2019

Media coverage / June 14, 2019

The "Artists in Offices" podcast series interviews three CCA staff members who are also MFA alumni

Season one of "Artists in Offices" features Dir. of Academic Administration Mike Rothfeld (Humanities and Sciences), Dir. of Faculty Affairs and Records Em Meine, and Sr. Manager for Alumni and Parent Engagement Lisa Jonas.
Alumnus and Director of Academic Administration for Humanities & Sciences Mike Rothfeld.

Media coverage / June 13, 2019

Textiles chair Josh Faught and MFA Fine Arts alumnus Diedrick Brackens expand tapestry's traditional definition

Textiles chair Josh Faught and Diedrick Brackens (MFA Fine Arts 2014) are among several artists who are pushing the basic principles of tapestry in exciting directions, making the medium a site for performance and personal investigation.
Diedrick Brackens, unicorn kente, 2018.

Media coverage / June 13, 2019

Architect Magazine features associate professor of Architecture Neeraj Bhatia and his firm The Open Workshop

In an interview with Architect Magazine, associate professor of CCA Architecture Neeraj Bhatia discusses the mission of his San Francisco-based firm, which includes "engaging architectural form in territorial issues."
he Depth of Fields house uses three superimposed geometric forms—a circle, cruciform, and triangle—to create voids for circulation, interior gardens, and inhabitable space.

Media coverage / June 4, 2019

Diedrick Brackens, MFA Fine Arts alum, is named an emerging artist by The Artsy Vanguard 2019

View the full list by The Artsy Vanguard 2019 to learn more about alum Diedrick Brackens (MFA Fine Arts 2014), his woven textiles, and what he's been up to—including a solo show at the New Museum—over the past year.
Portrait of CCA alumnus Diedrick Brackens.

Media coverage / May 29, 2019

BOMB magazine interviews Leslie Carol Roberts on the occasion of her latest book, "Here is Where I Walk"

Leslie Carol Roberts, professor and chair for the MFA in Writing program, discusses her political eco-memoir about San Francisco's Presidio, a 1,500-acre park, with author Louis Bury.
Portrait of Leslie Carol Roberts in San Francisco's Presidio.

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