Newsroom

20 results

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts faculty Kota Ezawa presents new work at the 2019 Whitney Biennial

Ezawa is one of two Bay Area-based artists included in this year’s biennial

National Anthem (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), 2019. Watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 19 inches, edition variée of three. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Press release / May 6, 2019

CCA Fashion Experience 2019 celebrates identity, vision, and craft

California College of the Arts Fashion Design program presents a one-night-only showcase of 12 thesis collections by graduating seniors

CCA Fashion Design thesis work from Qiongyun Hu, Misha Abbas, and Kaiying Ni.

Press release / April 24, 2019

CCA diversity studies faculty Kim Shuck receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, will receive $75,000 to launch “Seeds: Creating Poetic Activism,” a seed program for poets to grow audiences in their own communities across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

Press release / April 22, 2019

Joyce J. Scott, 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient at California College of the Arts

photo of Joyce J Scott

Press release / April 17, 2019

Architect Jeanne Gang named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Jeanne Gang leads the design for California College of the Arts’ expanded campus in San Francisco

Portrait of Jeanne Gang

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.

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.

Press release / March 7, 2019

To Know Herself presents new work by Tammy Rae Carland and iconic Macon Reed installation

This exhibition is curated by Yomna Osman in partial fulfillment of the dual-degree Master of Arts in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies and presented by the Graduate Program …

Macon Reed, Eulogy for the Dyke Bar 2015, Plastic and digital photo reproductions Dimensions varies 20 plastic frames, Wayfarers Gallery, New York, NY, 2015 .jpg

Press release / Feb. 28, 2019

CCA breaks ground on new on-campus student housing

Designed by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc., the building will provide more than 500 students with below-market, on-campus housing

California College of the Arts Breaks Ground on New On-Campus Student Housing

Press release / Feb. 19, 2019

Transecologies explores ways of relating to nature without assimilating

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents a new exhibition on nature viewed through the lens of trans identities.

Nicki Green, Morel Figure with Prosthesis, 2017. Glazed earthenware and felt, 37 x 22 x 21 inches.

Press release / Jan. 16, 2019

$90 million CCA student housing project receives strong support from investors

New building to house 500+ students with below-market, on-campus housing in San Francisco

Photo of an architectural rendering of the future 188 Hooper residence

Press release / Jan. 15, 2019

Making (It) Work celebrates makers who embrace parenthood

This new group exhibition presents artists who are new parents and view parenthood as a generative force in their creative practice.

Madeline Donahue, Bathers, 2018, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.

Press release / Nov. 27, 2018

Summit Public Schools awarded $10,000,000 XQ prize to design high school of the future

CCA to partner with Summit by providing a broad network of mentors for its students.

Summit Schools Awarded $10 Million XQ Prize hero image

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.

WebReady_Diamond Stingily installation view, ICA Miami.jpg

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

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.

Press release / Sept. 17, 2018

2018 Larry Sultan Photography Award goes to Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter

Granted through CCA, Headlands Center for the Arts, Pier24 Photography, and SFMOMA prestigious awards consists of $10,000 and an artist residency.

Bieke Depoorter, from the series I am about to call it a day, 2010–14

Press release / Sept. 13, 2018

CCA Wattis Institute announces solo exhibition of San Francisco-based artist Léonie Guyer

Show features newly commissioned work and highlights the intimate scale and idiosyncrasy of Guyer's oeuvre.

Image of work by artist Leonie Guyer

Press release / Aug. 28, 2018

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and CCA launch the Curatorial Research Bureau

The bookshop, learning site, and public program space is also the new home of CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Curatorial Practice Bureau at CCA

Press release / Aug. 16, 2018

CCA presents robust lineup of fall events and exhibitions

Open to the public, lineup includes affiliate events with the Global Climate Action Summit and For Freedoms' 50 State Initiative, exhibitions at the CCA Wattis Institute and more.

Installation view of 'Take Action: A For Freedoms Exhibition' in the Hubbell Street Galleries