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Student Spotlight: Jiayu He

Jiayu He, BFA Film 2016

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Student Spotlight: Sarah Herlugson

Sarah Herlugson, Bachelor's of Architecture 2017

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Designing the future of commerce

The Visa sponsored Experience Design Studio challenged students to solve complex problems around the digital payment systems of the future.

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3 writing tips from U.S Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019 and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, offers three fruitful tips to help jump-start your writing. The first one might surprise you.

U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Tracy K. Smith

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A decade of design strategy at CCA

We celebrated a decade of the Design Strategy MBA program at CCA with a day spotlighting speeches and presentations from some of the talented people responsible for molding the program into what it is today.

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Press release / Nov. 7, 2018

CCA Wattis Institute presents new work by Diamond Stingily and Rosha Yaghmai

New York-based Diamond Stingily and Los Angeles-based Rosha Yaghmai are respectively and rapidly establishing themselves as leading voices in contemporary sculpture.

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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

Press release / Oct. 8, 2018

CCA leads Bay Area in For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative and appoints Hank Willis Thomas as first Creative Citizenship Fellow

Exhibitions, town hall meetings, and installations encourage artists and designers to participate in civic life.

Embrace Your Freedoms/Know Your Rights  A For Freedoms Town Hall

Media coverage / Oct. 5, 2018

Alumna Toyin Ojih Odutola confronts and redefines conventions

The New York Times includes 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

Scott is recognized 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 textile chair on the sociopolitical ideas behind his practice and his works

Josh Faught in his studio.

Media coverage / Sept. 27, 2018

Alumni-founded design studio champions local production

Dezeen reports on Yield cofounders Andrew Deming (MBA design strategy) and Rachel Grant (BFA industrial design) and their launch of US-made furniture and household goods.

Ceramic pitcher by Yield

Media coverage / Sept. 25, 2018

Alumnus uses art to promote democratic participation

CNN reports on a controversial billboard in Pearl, Mississippi — the work of For Freedoms, an initiative co-founded by alumnus Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas, “ALL LI ES MATTER” billboard, 2018.

Press release / Sept. 24, 2018

New student housing for CCA opens at 75 Arkansas Street with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Below-market-rate housing for over 200 students is a model of environmental sustainability.

CCA Trustee Simon Blattner and team at the new Blattner Hall ribbon cutting ceremony at 75 Arkansas.

Media coverage / Sept. 18, 2018

Alumnus Woody de Othello shows virtuoso skills in the medium of clay

San Francisco Chronicle praises Othello's first solo exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery

Woody De Othello, “Alone at the Table” (2018)