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Media coverage / Oct. 9, 2020

Victoria Wagner’s Everglow “explores redwood’s phosphorescence”

Read how Victoria Wagner, a senior adjunct faculty member in CCA’s First Year Core Studio program, became inspired to work with salvaged redwood for the sculptures in her solo show, Everglow, at the Maybaum Gallery.
Victoria Wagner in her studio

Media coverage / Oct. 5, 2020

How CCA’s Architectural Ecologies Lab is helping build a new ecosystem in the Presidio’s Crissy Field

Architects from CCA’s Architectural Ecologies Lab are helping the Presidio Trust and National Park Service restore native oyster habitats at Crissy Field by installing specially designed fiberglass panels. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2020

See Tosha Stimage: 'Infinite center, infinite sun' at YBCA

CCA alum Tosha Stimage (MFA Interdisciplinary Studies 2016) is the first artist featured in YBCA’s new Lawn Art Project, which presents colorful social distancing artwork by local artists to reimagine how we can safely gather in person once again.
Tosha Stimage’s 'Infinite center, infinite sun' at the Yerba Buena Gardens

Media coverage / Sept. 30, 2020

CCA students honored in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

CCA students Parker Crumley and Sarah Jane Walcutt’s project, “Wearable Labeling Technology for the 21st Century,” was awarded an honorable mention in the Innovation by Design Awards, recognizing the best student-designed projects of 2020.
“Wearable Labeling Technology for the 21st Century” by Parker Crumley and Sarah Jane Walcutt

Media coverage / Sept. 24, 2020

In Memoriam: Bay Area photorealist painter, longtime faculty member, and CCA alum Robert Bechtle dies at 88

Painter Robert Bechtle was a cherished member of the CCA community for nearly 70 years, as a student (BAA Interdisciplinary Design 1954, MFA Painting 1958), longtime faculty member (1957–1985), and Honorary Doctorate recipient (2007).
Robert Bechtle at work on a painting in an image from the CCA Archives

Media coverage / Sept. 11, 2020

With "Co-living the Dream," Sayer Al Sayer examines the architecture of communal utopias

In spring 2020, Sayer Al Sayer (BArch 2020) examined the spatial, social, and political properties of communal utopias, seeking to understand the relationship between ideology and form. Read more on Scaffold, CCA Architecture’s website.
Artwork by Sayer Al Sayer.

Media coverage / Sept. 11, 2020

On Associate Professor Irene Cheng’s new book, "Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present"

"Race and Modern Architecture" challenges the architecture field to write race back into its history by confronting how racial thinking has intimately shaped some of the key concepts of modern architecture and culture over time.
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Media coverage / Sept. 8, 2020

Ceramics Monthly highlights the work of CCA alum Shalene Valenzuela

Ceramics Monthly highlights the work of Shalene Valenzuela (MFA Ceramics 1997), who uses trompe l’oeil “with a twist,” reimaging everyday objects into more than meets the eye.
Shalene Valenzuela’s Telephone: Yellow Tangle, 9 in. (23 cm) in length, slip-cast earthenware, underglaze illustration, 2019.

Media coverage / Sept. 6, 2020

CCA alum Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Barbican show covered by Frieze

In A Countervailing Theory, Toyin Ojih Odutola (MFA Painting & Drawing 2012) tells the story of “two lovers caught up in a matriarchal society” through 40 illustrated black canvases.
Toyin Ojih Odutola, Imitation Lesson; Her Shadowed Influence, 2019, charcoal, pastel and chalk on board. Courtesy: the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Media coverage / Sept. 4, 2020

Critical Studies chair Patricia G. Lange wins National Communication Association award

Patricia G. Lange wins the 2020 Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.
Cover of 'Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube' by Patricia G. Lange

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2020

CCA’s Decolonial School featured in the September issue of Communication Arts

Indigenous designers and designers of color in academia are laying the foundations for new design methods that decenter white European-based visual culture. Communication Arts features practitioners and educators decolonizing design in its latest issue.
CCA faculty members welcome keynote presenter Dr. Dori Tunstall to the Decolonial Unconference held at the school’s San Francisco campus in February 2020

Media coverage / Aug. 28, 2020

Helen Maria Nugent talks about CCA’s new residence hall and resiliency through design on Pier 70’s “Pier 2 Peer”

CCA Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent spoke with Pier 70’s Marcy Coburn for the organization’s weekly conversation series “Pier 2 Peer” about CCA’s campus unification, Founders Hall, and how creativity and design can help people be resilient.
Helen Maria Nugent on Pier 70's "Pier 2 Peer"

Media coverage / Aug. 24, 2020

CCA alum Lava Thomas announced as a recipient of 2020 San Francisco Artadia Awards

Lava Thomas (BFA Ceramics 1999) and Marcela Pardo Ariza were named the recipients of the 13th annual San Francisco Artadia Awards, which includes $10,000 in unrestricted funds and access to Artadia’s artistic programs.
Artist Lava Thomas, a 2020 Artadia Award winner, stands inside her studio in Berkeley in 2019.

Media coverage / Aug. 19, 2020

OCAD’s Dori Tunstall gives props to CCA’s Decolonial School in Fast Company

Tunstall visited CCA in February before COVID–19 hit and said her “mind was blown away by the passion and the meaningfulness of the projects” that students were doing through the Decolonial School.
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Media coverage / Aug. 14, 2020

Freida Pinto to star in and produce TV series based on Alka Joshi’s The Henna Artist

Miramax TV has optioned the rights for CCA alum Alka Joshi’s (MFA Writing 2011) best-selling debut novel, The Henna Artist, for a TV series produced by and starring Freida Pinto.
Alka Joshi

Media coverage / Aug. 7, 2020

Design Milk’s “Friday Five” with CCA alum Nastaran Mousavi

Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) talked to Design Milk about growing up in Iran and the places, people, and things that inspire her.
Nastaran Mousavi (Photo by Meg Sexton)

Media coverage / Aug. 6, 2020

Three CCA alumni announced as finalists in the 2020 San Francisco Artadia Awards

Sofía Córdova (MFA 2010), Chanell Stone (BFA Photography 2019), and Lava Thomas (BFA Ceramics 1999) were announced as finalists for this year’s Artadia Awards. (Photo of Lava Thomas by Justine Danielle Marasigan.)
Lava Thomas (Photo by Justine Danielle Marasigan)

Media coverage / Aug. 4, 2020

Alum Maja Ruznic featured in 'The Nation'

Art critic Barry Schwabsky examines “how the act of scrutinizing art online has changed the role of the critic” and draws attention to CCA alum Maja Ruznic’s (MFA Fine Arts 2009) work.
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Media coverage / July 29, 2020

Alum Miriam Hillawi Abraham (MFA Interaction Design 2019) wins prestigious Graham Foundation Grant to develop her MFA Design thesis

Abyssinian Cyber Vernaculus seeks to activate architectural landscapes while it uncovers and reinstates the presence and power of those marginalized by the dominant conservative ethos of Ethiopian society.
Miriam Hillawi Abraham, 2019. Exhibition of thesis work, “Abyssinian Cyber Vernaculus,” at the Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco.

Media coverage / July 15, 2020

Exceptional MFA work from five CCA grads

Hyperallergic highlighted the work of five CCA MFA students—Hannah Waiters, Hoi Chang, Margot Becker, Narges Poursadeqi, and Christine Lyon—for a roundup of standout artwork from graduating students at CCA, UC Davis, and CSU Chico.
Hoi Chang, 'Old girl' (2019)
Portrait of David Owens-Hill.

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