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Press release / June 15, 2020

CCA presents four events during San Francisco Design Week’s 2020 virtual festival

CCA’s 2020 San Francisco Design Week events feature discussions exploring long-term design thinking, designing the future of music, and what matters now in design and architecture education.

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Press release / May 11, 2020

CCA celebrates its graduating students in digital Class of 2020 Showcase, on view online beginning May 14

The Class of 2020 Showcase brings the work of over 300 students across the Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, and Humanities and Sciences divisions to visitors’ homes while CCA’s campus is closed.

Class of 2020 Showcase

Press release / May 7, 2020

CCA's 2020 graduates in Curatorial Practice present 'The Word for World is Forest'

The Word for World is Forest, a project curated by CCA’s Curatorial Practice graduate program Class of 2020, is on view at wattis.org May 14–September 14, 2020.

Sofía Córdova, dawn chorusi:_LA PREKUELA, 2016–2020.

Press release / April 28, 2020

CCA Wattis Institute launches a new annual book series, A Series of Open Questions

The first volume in the CCA Wattis Institute's new book series, A Series of Open Questions, is Where are the tiny revolts?, informed and inspired by the work of Bay Area poet and novelist Dodie Bellamy.
Wattis Reader – Where are the tiny revolts? (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 1)

Press release / April 20, 2020

CCA appoints Ed Prohaska as chief financial officer

California College of the Arts (CCA) President Stephen Beal announced Ed Prohaska as chief financial officer, effective on Monday, April 20, 2020.
CCA CFO Ed Prohaska

Press release / April 14, 2020

California College of the Arts to host inaugural CCA Sparks Pitch Day competition

Student-run teams put their new and innovative business ideas to the test at California College of the Arts’ inaugural CCA Sparks Pitch Day event.

A group of students pose in front of a white wall.

Press release / April 2, 2020

CCA Wattis Institute launches free online platform for videos, lectures, and essays

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts introduces the Wattis Library, a free online platform for videos, lectures, and essays.

Entrance to CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Press release / March 30, 2020

California College of the Arts named one of the nation’s top graduate schools for fine arts by U.S. News & World Report

The 2020 rankings, which assessed 227 MFA-granting colleges and universities across the country, lists CCA 10th overall.
Image of CCA San Fransisco Campus backlot at dusk

Press release / Dec. 18, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute presents صرخة شمسية Solar Cry by Algerian artist Lydia Ourahmane

Ourahmane's ambitious sound installation will envelop visitors creating more of a physical experience than simply an auditory one. On view February 6–March 28, 2020.

lith, ¼ inch freeze frame, 2019.

Press release / Oct. 2, 2019

Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle to transform CCA Wattis into a radio station

In a new commission, Marcelle will convert the Wattis galleries into a temporary radio station for her first solo exhibition in California. On view November 26, 2019–January 18, 2020.

Cinthia Marcelle, A morta, 2019; Installation view, CCA Wattis Institute; Courtesy of the artist and Vermelho, São Paulo.

Press release / Sept. 26, 2019

Community celebrates the launch of California College of the Arts Float Lab in Oakland Bay

A vibrant community celebration brought together civic leaders, CCA faculty, and students of all ages for the historic launch of CCA Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Edna Brewer Middle School marching band.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2019

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab Launches in San Francisco Bay

Architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones reach a major milestone in their award-winning Float Lab project. Public celebration is 1–3pm September 21 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Press release / Aug. 22, 2019

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories

CCA's Hubbell Street Galleries proudly presents the exhibition in conjunction with the National Museum of Women in the Arts 2020 Women to Watch series.
Julia Goodman, Rag Sorters (1964), 2013. Pulped, discarded fabrics gleaned during residency at Recology SF

Press release / July 2, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute receives prestigious 2019 Ellsworth Kelly Award

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts announced today that CCA's ultra-contemporary art space will receive $40,000 in support of Algiers-based multidisciplinary artist Lydia Ourahmane's upcoming exhibition.

Anthony Huberman at the Wattis Bar—a casual, social space where community gathers.

Press release / June 26, 2019

CCA celebrates the opening of Alma Mater: Methods

This second biennial exhibition features almost 200 CCA alumni and is on view June 15–July 26, 2019 at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries.

Opening reception of Alma Mater: Methods.

Press release / June 19, 2019

Center for Impact at CCA announces Impact Award Winners

The Impact Award offers crucial funding for projects that could make a long-term impact addressing social and environmental challenges.

Cross section of Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Press release / June 6, 2019

Vincent Fecteau premieres entirely new body of work at CCA Wattis Institute

Fecteau’s untitled exhibition of new work signals a shift in exhibition structure at CCA Wattis and will be on view September 5–November 9, 2019.

Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2019, papier mâché, resin clay, acrylic, burlap, raffia, 20.5 x 27.25 x 34 inches.

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts appoints Ann Wiens Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Wiens joins CCA from the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), where she served as director of marketing communications.

Ann Wiens, new CCA Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Press release / May 17, 2019

Faculty Kota Ezawa presents new work at the 2019 Whitney Biennial

Associate Professor of Film Kota Ezawa debuts his new work, National Anthem, a watercolor animation that was specifically selected by the biennial curators.
National Anthem (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), 2019. Watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 19 inches, edition variée of three. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Press release / May 6, 2019

CCA Fashion Experience 2019 celebrates identity, vision, and craft

California College of the Arts Fashion Design program presents a one-night-only showcase of 12 thesis collections by graduating seniors
CCA Fashion Design thesis work from Qiongyun Hu, Misha Abbas, and Kaiying Ni.
Portrait of David Owens-Hill.

David Owens-Hill

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