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Media coverage / March 4, 2020

CCA professors Neeraj Bhatia and Antje Steinmuller to exhibit “Commoning Domestic Space” at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale

Associate Professor Neeraj Bhatia’s office, The Open Workshop, and Associate Professor Antje Steinmuller will collaborate to exhibit “Commoning Domestic Space,” an in-depth examination of the architecture and social structures of collective living.

Media coverage / Feb. 26, 2020

What does it take to be an interior designer in 2020?

Antonia Widodo (BFA Interior Design 2018) shares her advice for interior design students.
Headshot of Antonia Widodo

Media coverage / Feb. 14, 2020

Alumni help design Nike's futuristic footwear collection with the lowest carbon footprint

Nike's Space Hippie footwear collection is constructed from the company's own scrap material.
Image of  Nike's Space Hippie footwear

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab faculty win a 2020 ACSA Faculty Design Award

Professors Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones have been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for their encouragement of outstanding student work in architecture and related environmental design fields.
CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

SF Weekly catches up with drawing and printmaking alum Ali Dadgar at his new Desai | Matta Gallery exhibit

On view at the California Institute of Integral Studies' Desai | Matta Gallery, alum Ali Dadgar's (BFA Drawing/Printmaking 1989) exhibit is full of dark humor, painterly obfuscation, and spirtiual maximalism.
"No Redemption" by Ali Dadgar.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster is one of 41 artists to win a 2020 Creative Capital Award

Tonya M. Foster, along with three other Bay Area artists, will receive a $100,000 Creative Capital Award to further her project on surveillance and race. Foster teaches in the MFA Writing and undergraduate Writing and Literature programs.
Close up of photo of CCA Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Alum Woody De Othello discusses his Bay Area influences, affinity for clay and ceramics, and more

View a text-based interview with CCA alum Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) in Mousse, a contemporary art magazine. The interview icludes an image gallery of De Othello's show at the San José Museum of Art.
Woody De Othello,Defeated, depleted, 2018. Courtesy: SJMA – San José Museum of Art. Gift of Tad Freese and the Lipman Family Foundation; 2018.13

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Illustration professor collaborates with the owner of a speciality pin shop

Learn about the collaborative relationship between Su Lee, owner of a beloved Inner Sunset pin shop, and Josh Ellingson, an adjunct professor for the BFA in Illustration program. The pair have created countless enamel pins for Lee's growing fan base.
Oriental Art Gallery proprietor Su Lee displays one of her many pins.

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

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. 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. 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.

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