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Media coverage / May 2, 2023

CCA alum Katelyn Eichwald featured in Artsy's series: "Artists on Our Radar"

Artsy's "Artists on Our Radar" monthly series features five influential artists, and this edition spotlights Katelyn Eichwald (MFA Painting 2012), renowned for her hazy, captivating compositions.

Katelyn Eichwald's 2023 painting titled "Power", which presents a blurred image of a necklace and pendant delicately resting on the wearer's chest.


A day where play meets clay

It’s all fun and games in this crossover between CCA students in the Ceramics and Game Arts programs.


Media coverage / April 25, 2023

Five students test their ideas in three dimensions

CCA student Martin Hitch (MArch 2023) is among the 2023 Metropolis Future100 winners, who had the opportunity to test their ideas in three dimensions using a host of unique materials.

Three students, sitting on a structure built with multiple layers of pink plywood.

Media coverage / April 24, 2023

Symposium launches CCA’s new M. Arthur Gensler Jr. Center for Design Excellence

The Climate as Praxis symposium brings together four eminent design practitioners and focus on how the social and environmental impacts of climate change shape the concerns of contemporary architects.

Poster of dry land with lambs laying about with the words : Climate as Praxis 04-15-23.

Press release / April 24, 2023

CCA announces 2023 Honorary Doctorate recipient Mildred Howard

CCA is thrilled to announce Mildred Howard as the degree recipient at the 116th Commencement Ceremony held Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco.

Portrait of Mildred Howard.


Fourteen CCA faculty win prestigious awards and fellowships

CCA faculty from across the college who are pioneers in their fields have been recognized this spring for their impressive achievements outside the classroom.

Photo of an artwork of a woven rainbow with bands of different rich hues of brown, blacks, and beige.

Media coverage / April 18, 2023

CCA Furniture alum Kate Greenberg named Surface mag's Designer of the Day

Discover how CCA alum Kate Greenberg (BFA Furniture 2020) creates furniture and lighting that lie in that special sludge between art and function.

Artist Kate Greenberg, sitting in a gallery, in front of three pieces of furniture they designed.

Media coverage / April 13, 2023

CCA student Karina Zhou's Kai’s Tea Eggs released

Karina Zhou, a second-year animation student at CCA, is making headway in the world of publishing. Her first book, Kai’s Tea Eggs, explores the beauty of food, friendship, and being proud of your heritage.

Portrait of author and CCA student Karina Zhou.

Media coverage / April 12, 2023

Future Resonance, YBCA's collaboration with Studio Forward, is open at CCA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Future Resonance exhibit features more than a dozen interaction, industrial, and graphic design graduate students' work. It's free and open to the public through April 30

The image is of artwork called Cymatic Seeds by Viola Sun, 2022 which features various digitally created shapes with the likeness of organic materials.


New scholarship in partnership with LoveFrom aims to increase representation in design

The LoveFrom Scholarship supports creative and talented students of diverse backgrounds, providing full tuition, housing, and funds for materials and supplies.


Media coverage / April 6, 2023

Dodie Bellamy named Guggenheim Fellow

CCA senior adjunct professor Dodie Bellamy was awarded Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts for General Nonfiction

2023 Guggenheim Fellows in the Creative Arts in white letters on a dark blue background.

Media coverage / April 4, 2023

LoveFrom to offer design scholarships in U.S. and U.K.

Creative collective LoveFrom has announced the launch of LoveFrom Scholarships, a new program that addresses the lack of diversity throughout creative industries, now available to prospective students at CCA.

Royal College of Art Battersea Campus Building side view.

Media coverage / April 4, 2023

LoveFrom launches scholarship program, making design education more accessible

LoveFrom, a creative collective led by Jony Ive, selected three renowned art schools to receive permanent annual funding, including CCA, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Royal College of Art.

Media coverage / April 3, 2023

CCA alumni Navin Norling’s work redefines images from 'Black Americana'

Norling (BFA Illustration 1994) mixes his rural and urban sensibilities with found materials to create art that examines classic Americana imagery, confronting and commenting on consumerism and popular culture.

Navin Norling in front of a gallery wall showing three pieces of his work.

Media coverage / March 30, 2023

CCA to inaugurate new Gensler Center with climate change symposium

CCA will be inaugurating its brand-new M. Arthur Gensler Jr. Center for Design Excellence on April 15 with a special Climate as Praxis symposium that addresses the various ways designers can combat climate change.

Photo is of the exterior of a building at California College of the Arts' San Francisco Campus.


Important message from the President

I am writing to share an important update on CCA and work we must do in the coming weeks to ensure a vibrant future for our college.

Blue square box with white grid in lower right corner

Press release / March 27, 2023

CCA appoints Michael Muscardini to Board of Trustees

CCA announces the appointment of Michael Muscardini to its Board of Trustees for an initial three-year term.

Portrait of Michael Muscardini.


CCA to launch new Gensler Center with symposium centered on sustainable

Four eminent design practitioners will share creative approaches to building a resilient future in the face of climate change.

A student works on an architectural model.

Press release / March 22, 2023

This April YBCA & CCA present Future Resonance

A collaborative exhibition at YBCA consisting of six projects created by multidisciplinary teams of graduate interaction, industrial, and graphic design students from Studio Forward at CCA, sponsored by Google.

The image is of artwork called Cymatic Seeds by Viola Sun, 2022 which features various digitally created shapes with the likeness of organic materials.

Press release / March 21, 2023

CCA Curatorial Practice and CCA Wattis Institute Present uncontained: categories always leak

Featuring work by five acclaimed female artists—Candice Lin, Cathy Lu, LaRissa Rogers, Cammie Staros, and Stephanie Syjuco.

LaRissa Rogers, Licked Until Your Tongue Rubbed Raw, 2022 (detail).

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