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Media coverage / Jan. 8, 2020

Frieze reviews Professor Emeritus Franklin Williams's new work at Parker Gallery

View images of Franklin Williams's latest work, including woven self-portraits, and learn about his journey away from abstract expressionism and towards his intricately crafted paintings and sculptures.

Franklin Williams, Slovakian Mask, 2018, acrylic and ink on canvas, crochet thread, fabric and glue, 102 × 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Parker Gallery, Los Angeles.

Media coverage / Jan. 2, 2020

MFA Printmaking alum Adele Crawford transforms printed pages into sculptures

Oakland artist and CCA graduate Adele Crawford (MFA Printmaking 2003) often finds her materials, old reference books, at estate sales. Discover how she turns their pages in sculptural works.

Portrait of Adele Crawford.

Media coverage / Dec. 23, 2019

Asst. Professor Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera discusses international and multilingual art and design students

In conversation with Allison Yasukawa, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera, an assistant professor for CCA's Design division, discusses international and multilingual art and design students for a College Art Association podcast.

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Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2019

Feature story on the versatile and critical work of alum Hank Willis Thomas

Learn about the importance of Hank Willis Thomas's work (MA Visual and Critical Studies, MFA Photography 2004), which excavates and comments on America's inequities through public art, photography, sculpture, and video.

Hank Willis Thomas,The Cotton Bowl, 2011, digital c-print. Courtesy Hank Willis Thomas.

Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2019

How alum Samuel Rodriguez blends his graffiti background and illustration degree

A self-taught graffiti artists who graduated from CCA with a BFA in Illustration (2006), Samuel Rodriguez now shows his work in museums, galleries, and public art spaces.

Street view of Samuel Rodriguez's mural 'Xochitl' in Los Angeles.

Media coverage / Dec. 16, 2019

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz show ARTnews their art collection, including a piece by CCA alum Toyin Ojih Odutola

Supporters of African American artists, Alicia Keys and her husband, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, rave about one of their favorite pieces, Paris Apartment, by Toyin Ojih Odutola (MFA Fine Arts 2012) in a video interview for ARTnews.

Alicia Keys and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean give ARTnews a tour of their art collection. Photo by Joshua Greyer/ARTNEWS.

Media coverage / Dec. 11, 2019

MFA Writing alum Kate Robards brings hit play PolySHAMory to San Francisco

Award-winning comic, writer, and actor Kate Robards (MFA Writing 2016) brings her latest play, PolySHAMory, to The Marsh theatre in San Francisco.

Photo of Kate Robards.

Media coverage / Dec. 9, 2019

Coverage of Art Basel Miami highlights CCA alumni Jessica Silverman and Woody De Othello

Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) was among the most talked-about artists at Art Basel Miami, and Jessica Silverman (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) sold 48 works within the first three days.

Installation view of Woody De Othello, Cool Composition, 2019, in Jessica Silverman and Karma Gallerys' booth, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2019. Courtesy of Art Basel, Karma Gallery, and Jessica Silverman Gallery.

Media coverage / Dec. 4, 2019

Co-published by CCA Wattis, an art book by Andrea Fraser has been named one of the decade's best

Andrea Fraser's 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics, co-published by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, has been named one of the decade's best art books by ARTnews.

Book cover of 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics by Andrea Fraser (Westreich Wagner Publications, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the MIT Press, 2018)

Media coverage / Dec. 3, 2019

Fim student Yubo Song wins DGA award for Best Asian American Student Filmmaker

At the Directors Guild of America's annual Student Film Awards, CCA student Yubo Song wins for "A Winter Without Snow" in the Best Asian American Student Filmmaker (West Region) category.

DGA Award logo

Media coverage / Dec. 1, 2019

Short biography of Professor Emeritus Franklin Williams on the occasion of his Parker Gallery show

Franklin Williams, who taught at CCA for more than half a century, has been creating artwork since the 1960s. Learn about his influence on conteporary American art in this short Artforum biography.

Franklin Williams, Teddy Looking for Professor Emeritus, 2019, acrylic and collage on canvas, yarn, crochet thread, beads, handkerchief, 40 x 30".

Media coverage / Nov. 26, 2019

Christina Linden, Curatorial Practice faculty member, discusses the intersection of art and LGBTQ+ representation

Associate Professor Christina Linden describes the importance of "Queer California: Untold Stories," an exhibition she curated for the Oakland Museum of California.

Photo of Christina Linden, Curatorial Practice faculty member at CCA.

Media coverage / Nov. 24, 2019

Erik Carter, CCA graphic design faculty member, discusses teaching and his independent design practice

Animator, illustrator, graphic designer, and CCA faculty Erik Carter has a profile on It's Nice That, a publisher of inspirational stories focused on creative design. View the article for examples of Carter's work.

Selected works from Erik Carter.

Media coverage / Nov. 24, 2019

Culture Type reviews Woody De Othello's (MFA 2017) exhibition at the San José Museum of Art

On view through April 5, 2020, "Breathing Room," Woody De Othello's first museum exhibition, garners a thoughtful review from Victoria L. Valentine of Culture Type.

WOODY DE OTHELLO, Detail of “Weighing Down,” 2019 (ceramic, underglaze, glaze). Courtesy the artist and San José Museum of Art.

Media coverage / Nov. 19, 2019

Work by Curtis Arima, BFA Jewelry and Metal Arts faculty and co-chair, is featured in Metalsmith Tech

Made using a rolling mill, work by Curtis Arima is featured inside and on the cover of Metalsmith Tech, an international publication. Arima is an associate professor and co-chair of the BFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts program.

Work by Curtis Arima

Media coverage / Nov. 19, 2019

Flash Art reviews Vincent Fecteau's solo exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute

Flash Art's Michele D'Aurizior reviews Vincent Fecteau's solo exhibition, which features seven new sculptures, at the CCA Wattis Institute. View the story for an installation view of the exhibition.

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Media coverage / Nov. 14, 2019

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab wins a 2019 AIA Innovation Award for Holistic Design

The result of a multi-year, multi-discipinary partnership led by CCA's Architectural Ecologies research lab, the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab has won a 2019 Innovation Award for Holistic Design from the American Institute of Architects.

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab by CCA Architectural Ecologies Lab

Media coverage / Nov. 13, 2019

Review of alum Hank Willis Thomas' 22-foot public sculpture in The New York Times

Learn about "Unity," a bronze arm near the exit from the Brooklyn Bridge. The 22-foot public sculpture is by CCA alum Hank Willis Thomas (MA in Visual and Critical Studies and MFA in Photography 2004).

Review of alum Hank Willis Thomas' 22-foot public sculpture in The New York Times

Media coverage / Nov. 12, 2019

Alum and Texas-born artist Diedrick Brackens is featured in W Magazine

A feature profile of alum Diedrick Brackens (MFA in Fine Arts 2014) is in W Magazine. View the feature for images of Brackens' Los Angeles studio space and tapestries.

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Media coverage / Nov. 6, 2019

Colossal features the lavishly adorned work of Annie Evelyn, visiting professor for BFA Furniture

Colossal, an international platform for contemporary art and visual expression, features work by BFA in Furniture Visiting Professor Annie Evelyn. View the feature for photographs of Evelyn's vibrant work.

CCA Visiting Professor in the furniture Annie Evelyn in front of one of her designs.