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Media coverage / June 23, 2020

Alum Joseph Liatela shares what’s on their mind during Pride month with Hyperallergic

Joseph Liatela (BFA Individualized Studies 2017) spoke to Hyperallergic about their work, which “explores the institutional, cultural, and medicolegal ideas of what is considered a ‘correct’ body,” and how they’re honoring Pride month in 2020.

Joseph Liatela

Media coverage / June 20, 2020

Ishmael Reed in the New York Times: America’s Criminal Justice System and Me

CCA Distinguished Professor Ishmael Reed wrote in the New York Times about his own “frightening, maddening and absurd encounters with police officers.”


Media coverage / June 17, 2020

CCA Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera on how he’s celebrating Pride month

Faculty and CCA Decolonial School member Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera talked to Hyperallergic about his current work, his project aquí estamos / here we are for the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco, and his greatest achievements so far.

Portrait of Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

Media coverage / June 16, 2020

Alum Mariah Nielson’s new monograph explores the life and work of her father, sculptor JB Blunk

Wallpaper spoke with Mariah Nielson (BArch 2005) about her new monograph about her father, sculptor JB Blunk. The book features unseen archival images and new photographs.

JB Blunk is designed by Åbäke

Media coverage / June 1, 2020

CCA Architecture students Cera Yeo (BArch 2020) and Jingyi Emma Luo (BArch 2020) selected as winners in AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition

Cera Yeo and Jingyi Emma Luo were honored with an American Institute of Architects 2020 COTE sustainability award for their project “Waterline.” Yeo and Luo were part of the fall 2019 Buoyant Blueprint studio led by faculty Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones.

"Waterline" by Cera Yeo and Jingyi Emma Luo

Media coverage / May 29, 2020

Bay Area’s fashion design students nip and tuck their collections from home

The San Francisco Chronicle talked to CCA’s Yesenia Villaseñor (BFA Fashion Design 2020) for an article about how graduating fashion design students pivoted to create their thesis collections from home during the COVID–19 pandemic.

Designs by Yesenia Villasenor (BFA Fashion Design 2020)

Media coverage / May 26, 2020

CCA alum Rosannah Harding wins 2020 Forge Prize

An innovative cantilevered pedestrian bridge and elevated park concept by CCA alum Rosannah Harding (BArch 2007) and Matthew Ostrow of HardingOstrow won the $10,000 Forge Prize at a judging event streamed live on YouTube.

Rosannah Harding

Media coverage / May 19, 2020

San Francisco Examiner highlights the Class of 2020 Showcase

The San Francisco Examiner featured CCA’s Class of 2020 Showcase in its roundup of how San Francisco art schools are highlighting student work online.


Media coverage / May 19, 2020

Art in America on why MFA alum Diedrick Brackens’ work is essential and “unbearably relevant” during the COVID–19 pandemic

Art in America spoke with artist Diedrick Brackens (MFA Fine Arts 2014) about his solo exhibition “blessed are the mosquitoes,” now indefinitely on hold, how he discovered weaving, and his time studying with Josh Faught at CCA.


Media coverage / May 5, 2020

Longtime CCA faculty member and cultural icon Michael McClure dies at 87

A beloved faculty member for many years, McClure taught at CCA for 43 years, from 1963 until 2006. He passed away on May 4 at his home in the Oakland hills.


Media coverage / April 30, 2020

KQED calls the Wattis Library “an antidote to online exhibitions”

Writer Theadora Walsh reviewed the new Wattis Library, which she says “resists the internet’s constant demand for new content and, instead, offers history.”


Media coverage / April 29, 2020

Breena Nuñez: “How Quarantine Changed Me”

CCA alum and faculty member Breena Nuñez’s comic detailing how daily life has changed during the COVID–19 pandemic was featured in the New Yorker's “Daily Shouts” column.

Breena Nunez - New Yorker cartoon

Media coverage / April 28, 2020

“This is Weird Without You”: Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera and his roommates share “messages of hope” on businesses around the city

Assistant Professor Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera and his roommates talked to Eater SF about their shelter-in-place project, “This is Weird Without You,” wheatpasting “messages of hope” on storefronts of shuttered restaurants around the Mission District.

"This is Weird Without You" Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera project

Media coverage / April 24, 2020

CCA featured in ACSA roundup: #OPERATIONPPE | How Makers Respond to a Pandemic

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) included CCA Interior Design and Architecture professors in its roundup of makers within the ACSA community utilizing digital fabrication to respond to the growing need for protective equipment.

Image of stacks of face shield frames

Media coverage / April 23, 2020

CCA alumni Qianjin Montoya’s research on the Politics of Inclusion

In "MIX and the Museum: Researching the Politics of Inclusion" for Issue 11.3: On Being Included, Qianjin Montoya looks back to SFMOMA's Museum Intercommunity Exchange of the 1970s to move forward.

Crowd of people at an San Francisco Museum of Art

Media coverage / April 22, 2020

Humanities and Sciences Dean Tina Takemoto receives a Mike Kelley Foundation grant with Visual Communications Media

Visual Communications Media received a 2020 Artist Project Grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for a project led by Humanities and Sciences Dean Tina Takemoto that will explore the changing landscape of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Headshot of Tina Takemoto

Media coverage / April 17, 2020

48 Hills notes CCA Professor who illustrated ‘devastating, beautiful’ New Yorker cover

Illustration Chair Owen Smith is grabbing national attention for his recent New Yorker cover, which independent news outlet 48 Hills called “devastating” and “beautiful.”

Owen Smith, Chair of Illustration

Media coverage / April 14, 2020

CCA Adjunct Professor featured in American Craft Council Magazine

CCA alum and adjunct professor Yvonne Mouser sat down with American Craft Council executive director Sarah Schultz to discuss the inspiration behind her creations, “craft thinking,” and much more.

Image of Yvonne Mouser working in her Oakland furniture studio.

Media coverage / April 13, 2020

CCA Chair illustrates latest New Yorker cover

Illustration Chair Owen Smith discusses the inspiration behind his cover for the April 20, 2020, issue of the New Yorker. Smith's illustration reflects on the essential worker and the inequalities of class, race, and industry during the COVID–19 pandemic.

An image of the April 20, 2020 issue of The New Yorker

Media coverage / April 13, 2020

Photography alum named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

Liz Cohen (MFA Photography 2000) was recently named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Speaking with the Phoenix New Times, Cohen says, “I’m so grateful for being recognized this way.”

A headshot of Liz Cohen (MFA Photography 2000)