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Media coverage / March 21, 2019

Led by CCA Architecture faculty Janette Kim, students address climate change through a series of board games

The "Win-Win" board games, now in an exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, are designed by CCA Architecture students to model how climate change will reshape cities.

Several people playing the board game The Other 99%.

Media coverage / March 20, 2019

Solo exhibition at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art celebrates the expansive career of Viola Frey

Viola Frey is the subject of a solo exhibition at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. Frey, a professor emerita and honorary doctorate recipient, taught at CCA for nearly 35 years.

Artist Viola Frey in her Oakland studio in 1996.


Push culture forward

After breaking up with his high school rock band, Shawn HibmaCronan says, he “found CCA and realized all I wanted to do was learn how to make things.”

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Media coverage / March 12, 2019

CCA alumna Yadira Cazares runs an inclusive Fruitvale gallery that showcases artists of color

Alumna Yadira Cazares (BFA Painting + Drawing 2005) runs Galería Beso Maya, the only art gallery in Fruitvale. Her mission is to promote artists of color and unite the community through workshops and exhibitions.

Alumna Yadira Cazares stading outside of her art gallery, Galería Beso Maya.

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.

Media coverage / March 8, 2019

Franklin Williams, Painting and Drawing professor emeritus, garners attention at Independent Art Fair

Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing Franklin Williams caught a reviewer's attention at New York's Independent Art Fair with his intricate works from the 1970s to today.

Franklin Williams, “Bodiless and More than a Man” (1975), acrylic and crochet thread on paper mounted to canvas, 67 x 60 inches.


Interdisciplinary art: Learning from Wayne Thiebaud

Follow Wayne Thiebaud’s journey from commercial artist to prolific interdisciplinary artist and revered educator.

Wayne Thiebaud portrait

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

Media coverage / March 6, 2019

Distinguished Professor Ishmael Reed discusses groundbreaking film project made with Bill Gunn

Writer and Distinguished Professor Ishmael Reed discusses "Personal Problems," his 1980 collaboration with director Bill Gunn; independent black cinema; and suppressed diversity in Hollywood.

Walter Cotton, playing saxaphone, stars in Bill Gunn’s “Personal Problems,” written and executive-produced by Ishmael Reed.


From scholarship recipient to community creative

Emeric Kennard was an active student before graduating from CCA in spring 2017. Studying Illustration and Writing was possible for this Oregon native thanks to CCA scholarships that helped offset ...

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

CCA alumnus Hank Willis Thomas selected to design Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Hank Willis Thomas, an artist-activist and CCA alumnus, has been selected to design his "Embrace" sculptural concept for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Boston.

Hank Willis Thomas’s winning design "The Embrace" features pairs of arms and hands that appear to clasp one another.

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

Ten supplies from the art store one CCA alumna can't live without

Cleo Papanikolas, a BFA in Printmaking alumna and working artist, shares a list of her top ten favorite supplies from the art store.

CCA alumna Cleo Papanikolas is an artist and author of "The Opposite Is Also True: A Journal of Creative Wisdom for Artists."

Media coverage / March 4, 2019

Discover the founding story of CCA's innovative BFA in Interaction Design program

Learn how Kristian Simsarian, CCA associate professor, leveraged design process to build the curriculum for one of the world's first undergraduate interaction design programs.

Associate Professor of Graduate Interaction Design Program Kristian Simsarian authors an essay on how design education can change the world.

Media coverage / March 1, 2019

Graduate painting and drawing alumna wins oldest German art prize

Rajkamal Kahlon (MFA Painting and Drawing 1999), whose work explores the impact of colonialism, has been named a 2019 Villa Romana Fellow.

Portait of Rajkamal Kahlon working at her canvas.

Press release / Feb. 28, 2019

California College of the Arts 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


Five of the best (and highest-paying) art majors

For prospective art students looking for an innovative field that can lead to gainful employment, we've compiled a list of five excellent majors to consider.



Intellectual cross-training in liberal arts: Interview with Dean Tina Takemoto

CCA’s dean of Humanities and Sciences discusses the practice of lifelong, interdisciplinary learning.


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.


SFMOMA Visual Identity Has CCA Roots: Some Faces Behind the Rebrand

Learn about how graduate design alumna Jennifer Sonderby led a stellar team of designers—including several CCA alumni—in the visual rebranding of SFMOMA.

SFMOMA Design Studio team.

Media coverage / Feb. 6, 2019

Three architecture faculty win 2019 ACSA Architectural Education Awards

Professor Sandra Vivanco and assistant professor Irene Cheng each won a Diversity Achievement Award, and associate professor Andrew Kudless received a Faculty Design Award for his project Confluence Park.

CCA is pleased to announce three faculty as 2018-2019 Architectural Education Award Winners.

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