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Media coverage / April 29, 2020

Breena Nuñez: “How Quarantine Changed Me”

CCA alum and faculty member Breena Nuñez’s comic detailing how daily life has changed during the COVID–19 pandemic was featured in the New Yorker's “Daily Shouts” column.

Breena Nunez - New Yorker cartoon

Media coverage / April 28, 2020

“This is Weird Without You”: Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera and his roommates share “messages of hope” on businesses around the city

Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera and his roommates talked to Eater SF about their shelter-in-place project, “This is Weird Without You,” wheatpasting “messages of hope” on storefronts of shuttered restaurants around the Mission District.

"This is Weird Without You" Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera project

Media coverage / April 24, 2020

CCA featured in ACSA roundup: #OPERATIONPPE | How Makers Respond to a Pandemic

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) included CCA Interior Design and Architecture professors in its roundup of makers within the ACSA community utilizing digital fabrication to respond to the growing need for protective equipment.

Image of stacks of face shield frames

Media coverage / April 22, 2020

Humanities and Sciences Dean Tina Takemoto receives a Mike Kelley Foundation grant with Visual Communications Media

Visual Communications Media received a 2020 Artist Project Grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for a project led by Humanities and Sciences Dean Tina Takemoto that will explore the changing landscape of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Headshot of Tina Takemoto

Media coverage / April 17, 2020

48 Hills notes CCA Professor who illustrated ‘devastating, beautiful’ New Yorker cover

Illustration Chair Owen Smith is grabbing national attention for his recent New Yorker cover, which independent news outlet 48 Hills called “devastating” and “beautiful.”

Owen Smith, Chair of Illustration

Media coverage / April 14, 2020

CCA Adjunct Professor featured in American Craft Council Magazine

CCA alum and adjunct professor Yvonne Mouser sat down with American Craft Council executive director Sarah Schultz to discuss the inspiration behind her creations, “craft thinking,” and much more.

Image of Yvonne Mouser working in her Oakland furniture studio.

Media coverage / April 13, 2020

CCA Chair illustrates latest New Yorker cover

Illustration Chair Owen Smith discusses the inspiration behind his cover for the April 20, 2020, issue of the New Yorker. Smith's illustration reflects on the essential worker and the inequalities of class, race, and industry during the COVID–19 pandemic.

An image of the April 20, 2020 issue of The New Yorker

Media coverage / April 13, 2020

Photography alum named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

Liz Cohen (MFA Photography 2000) was recently named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Speaking with the Phoenix New Times, Cohen says, “I’m so grateful for being recognized this way.”

A headshot of Liz Cohen (MFA Photography 2000)

Media coverage / April 7, 2020

Campus construction kickoff celebration postponed until fall

CCA’s campus expansion groundbreaking ceremony, originally scheduled for April 14, has been postponed until fall 2020 to support the containment of COVID –19.

Studio Gang’s design for CCA’s new, unified campus unlocks the potential of art and design education in the twenty-first century.

Media coverage / March 31, 2020

Design alum makes medical supplies for the health care workers fighting COVID–19

Profiled alongside other Canadian makers producing much-needed medical supplies for health care workers fighting COVID–19, Rahim Bhimani (Design Strategy 2013) is making and delivering face shields—complete with a clear plastic screen, an adjustable elast

Image of Rahim Bhimani fabricating a face shield that he designed.

Media coverage / March 30, 2020

Beloved children’s author, illustrator, and CCA alum Tomie dePaola dies at 85

Tomie dePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator behind the enduring Strega Nona tales and more than 270 other books, died Monday, March 30, at age 85. He graduated from CCA with an MFA in 1969.

Image of Tomie dePaola holding.a book at a book signing

Media coverage / March 26, 2020

Fine Art Connoisseur calls illustration alum an artist to watch

Lauren Szabo (Illustration 2010) is an artist to watch, according to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. “I am an advocate for skill-based representational painting that addresses current issues in American culture and beyond,” Szabo says. Read what makes this

An image of Lauren Szabo's Berlin. Oil on canvas 76 x 76.5 inches.

Media coverage / March 25, 2020

Dean Helen Maria Nugent explains how to look your best on webcam

In a New York Times article, Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent shares a bit of advice for looking presentable while on video conference calls.

Headshot of Helena Maria Nugent

Media coverage / Feb. 26, 2020

What does it take to be an interior designer in 2020?

Antonia Widodo (BFA Interior Design 2018) shares her advice on why interior design students should experiment more

Headshot of Antonia Widodo

Media coverage / Feb. 14, 2020

Alumni help design Nike's futuristic footwear collection with the lowest carbon footprint

Check out Nike's Space Hippie footwear, a collection constructed from the company's own scrap material. Alum Noah Murphy-Rheinhertz (BFA Industrial Design 2004) describes the design in detail. Also on the Nike team were Haley Toelle (BFA Industrial Design

Image of  Nike's Space Hippie footwear

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab faculty win a 2020 ACSA Faculty Design Award

Professors Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones have been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for their encouragement of outstanding student work in architecture and related environmental design fields.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

SF Weekly catches up with drawing and printmaking alum Ali Dadgar at his new Desai | Matta Gallery exhibit

On view at the California Institute of Integral Studies' Desai | Matta Gallery, alum Ali Dadgar's (BFA Drawing/Printmaking 1989) exhibit is full of dark humor, painterly obfuscation, and spirtiual maximalism.

"No Redemption" by Ali Dadgar.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster is one of 41 artists to win a 2020 Creative Capital Award

Tonya M. Foster, along with three other Bay Area artists, will receive a $100,000 Creative Capital Award to further her project on surveillance and race. Foster teaches in the MFA Writing and undergraduate Writing and Literature programs.

Close up of photo of CCA Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Alum Woody De Othello discusses his Bay Area influences, affinity for clay and ceramics, and more

View a text-based interview with CCA alum Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) in Mousse, a contemporary art magazine. The interview icludes an image gallery of De Othello's show at the San José Museum of Art.

Woody De Othello,Defeated, depleted, 2018. Courtesy: SJMA – San José Museum of Art. Gift of Tad Freese and the Lipman Family Foundation; 2018.13

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Illustration professor collaborates with the owner of a speciality pin shop

Learn about the collaborative relationship between Su Lee, owner of a beloved Inner Sunset pin shop, and Josh Ellingson, an adjunct professor for the BFA in Illustration program. The pair have created countless enamel pins for Lee's growing fan base.

Oriental Art Gallery proprietor Su Lee displays one of her many pins.