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Media coverage / Sept. 26, 2019

KQED interview: Photography alum Marissa Leitman has a new series on view at the Tenderloin Museum

Marissa Leitman (BFA Photography 2017) disusses her Aunt Charlie's-inspired series with KQED. View her photographs of the iconic bar and drag community at the Tenderloin Museum through Nov. 3, 2019.

Gabby Camboa and Lauren Geiger at the final High Fantasy, the Tuesday night event at Aunt Charlie's in the the Tenderloin.


Public Sediment project awarded $31.4 million

Public Sediment for Alameda Creek, a project by CCA’s Architectural Ecologies research lab, has been awarded $31.4 million in California state funding.


Media coverage / Sept. 25, 2019

MFA Painting/Drawing alum Alicia Escott is interviewed by The Wild, a weekly podcast hosted by Ayana Young

Co-founder of The Bureau of Linguistical Reality and a CCA alum (MFA Painting/Drawing 2009), Alicia Escott discusses why it's necessary to revitalize indigenous languages and "rewild" our vocabulary. Access the podcast interview on The Wild.

On Seeding New Language, an interview with co-founders of The Bureau of Linguistical Reality.

Media coverage / Sept. 25, 2019

KQED-FM features alum Arleene Correa Valencia and her portraits of Napa workers

A 2018 graduate of CCA's Individualized Studies program and current MFA in Fine Arts student, Arleene Correa Valencia discusses growing up undocumented in Napa Valley and how that experience has influenced her work. View the video of the artist in her stu

KQED features CCA alumna and current graduate student Arleen Correa Valencia and her newest body of work.


Four common art portfolio mistakes

Avoid these easy-to-make errors as you put together your admissions application art portfolio.



Student spotlight: Interior Design’s Moon Lou

CCA Interior Design student Moon Lou enters her senior year with a prestigious award and advice for new students.

Portrait of Moon Lou (BFA Interior Design 2020)


The Unseen

At just 24 years old, Arleene Correa Valencia (Individualized Major 2018) is making a huge impact through her artwork.

Arleene Correa Valencia, Artist and CCA Graduate in Individualized Studies 2018

Media coverage / Sept. 13, 2019

The Territorial City Studio, a spring 2019 architecture class, is featured in the Seoul Biennale

Led by associate professor Neeraj Bhatia, The Territorial City: Edge of Megolopolis is featured in the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Learn more about this advanced studio course.

The Territorial City: Edge of the Megalopolis, a CCA Architecture class led by Neeraj Bhatia, was featured at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

Media coverage / Sept. 13, 2019

California Home + Design profiles alum Gary Hutton and his four decades in the interior design field

Learn about alum Gary Hutton, a 1975 CCA graduate in Environmental Studies, who has spent his career working on myriad commercial and residental interior design projects throughout California.

Interior design for a home by alumnus Gary Hutton.


CCA assistant professor on team awarded NSF grant

Negar Kalantar explores how relief cutting, or kerfing, can improve building materials’ adaptability to environmental threats.

Photo of Interior Design assistant professor Negar Kalantar and student in the Rapid Prototyping Studio.

Media coverage / Sept. 12, 2019

Printmaking alum Ariel Roman is one of the talented women working behind the scenes in streetwear

Profiled with other "unsung heroes of streetwear," alum Ariel Roman (BFA Printmaking 2007) stays true to her aesthetic—including punk—as she illustrates and art directs for a range of clients.

Portrait of Ariel Roman, CCA alumna.


Seven things to look for during your art school visits

Feeling the “vibe” of an art school, imagining yourself living, studying, and working there, is a crucial part of the campus visit. But there are a few more tangible things you should keep your eye out for, as well.

Group of students speaking at Chimerapalooza in the Nave

Media coverage / Sept. 9, 2019

Assistant professor Alison O'Daniel named one of 25 new faces in independent film

According to Filmmaker Magazine, CCA assistant professor Alison O'Daniel is one of 25 independent filmmakers to follow. Learn about O'Daniel's work, which engages the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

Portrait of Alison O'Daniel.

Media coverage / Sept. 9, 2019

Associate professor Angela Hennessy is one of two Bay Area-based artists to receive a 2019 Artadia award

The New York-based nonprofit Artadia has awarded Angela Hennessy and one other Bay Area artist $10,000 in unrestricted funds. Hennessy teaches in the Textiles, Critical Studies, and Graduate Fine Arts programs.

Portrait of CCA faculty Angela Hennessy.

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.


Life before and after CCA, with Individualized Studies alum Galen Boone

Galen Boone shares how the Individualized Studies curriculum formed her practice, which CCA faculty had the biggest impact, and what life has been like after graduation.

Galen Boone, THIRDSEX | The Mother. Parure portrait. 2018.

Media coverage / Sept. 5, 2019

Melissa Leventon, fashion historian and professor, discusses the rise of Bay Area "casual wear"

In a KQED article on the Bay Area's fashion roots, Melissa Leventon, fashion historian and senior adjunct at CCA, weighs in on the companies and trends that championed casual style.

KQED Bay Curious podcast interviews CCA faculty Melissa Leventon on casual fashion in the Bay Area.

Media coverage / Sept. 4, 2019

Vincent Fecteau, who has a show at CCA Wattis, invites The San Francisco Chronicle into his Balboa Park studio

On view at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (Sept. 5–Nov. 9, 2019), Vincet Fecteau's first show in over 15 years features seven new sculptural works.

Portrait of artist Vincent Fecteau working in his studio.

Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2019

The Museum of Craft and Design welcomes CCA grad students back to school with special event

MAKE x CCA, a special event organized by the Museum of Craft and Design, will welcome CCA MFA students back to school (and their studios) with engaging work by MFA Design alumni.

Event image for MAKE x CCA at the Museum of Craft and Design.

Media coverage / Aug. 26, 2019

Rachel Berger, chair of Graphic Design, explores how designers in tech are changing their approach to professional portfolios

In an essay on Medium, chair of BFA in Graphic Design Rachel Berger shares how designers in "Big Tech" are shifting from portfolios focused on outcome to portfolios focused on process.

Image of printed graph.
Portrait of Brian Maxey.

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