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Media coverage / Nov. 28, 2022

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition with an introduction by Visual & Critical Studies Chair Jacqueline Francis

Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition edited by Julian Rothenstein, with an introduction by Jacqueline Francis and Stephen G. Hall

Book cover of Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition.

Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2022

Queer Pasts and Futures: Experimental Films with Việt Lê and TT Takemoto

Asian Art Museum’s virtual ‘Queer Pasts and Futures’ showcases History of Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor Việt Lê's and Humanities and Sciences Dean TT Takemoto’s LGBTQ-centering experimental films.

Photo still from On the Line (2018).

Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2022

History of Art and Visual Culture Associate Professor Việt Lê's releases new book

Associate Professor Việt Lê' released Return Engagements: Contemporary Art's Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh through Duke Press.

Book cover of Return Engagements: Contemporary Art's Traumas of Modernity and History in Sài Gòn and Phnom Penh

Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2022

San Francisco Chronicle: The architect of S.F.’s twisty white Mira tower has a follow-up act: An arts college near Mission Bay

In conversation with architect Jeanne Gang, Urban Design critic John King explores the history and potential of CCA’s campus expansion as construction begins on its centerpiece, Gang’s innovative “Double Ground” campus.

Architect Jeanne Gang stands with her back to the camera as she visits the construction site of the new “Double Ground” expansion project for California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She looks toward the current building across a flat, dirt lot where the new campus will be built.

Media coverage / Sept. 7, 2022

The Wall Street Journal profiles CCA alum Hank Willis Thomas's commitment to "loving action"

With a major new exhibition, artist-activist Thomas continues to confront today's most divisive issues—violence, racism, polarization—in hopes of inspiring mutual understanding and positive solutions.

Artist Hank Willis Thomas at his Brooklyn studio.

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2022

Dean TT Takemoto screened Looking for Jiro at doumenta fifteen

TT Takemoto, Dean of Humanities and Sciences division, screened their film Looking for Jiro at documenta fifteen for a two-day gathering on Asian Diaspora/American through the lens of gender, humor, and solidarity.

Film still from TT Takemoto's Looking for Jiro.

Media coverage / Sept. 1, 2022

Artforum: David Huffman, Terra Incognita at MoAD

“Terra Incognita” is the first museum show to focus on painter [and CCA Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing] David Huffman’s deeply engaging “Traumanaut” works ... that he began in the early 1990s.

A mostly gray landscape painting on a tri-fold screen. Red buildings and a dead tree appear in the painting.

Media coverage / Aug. 28, 2022

California College of the Arts named one of the nation's best colleges for student voting by Washington Monthly

With an ongoing commitment to democratic engagement and creative activism, CCA made the 2022 honor roll among universities "doing the most to turn students into citizens."

Students organize get out the vote campaigns through signs, stickers, and text messaging their friends during the U.S. Election Day..

Media coverage / July 18, 2022

CCA graphic design students invigorate San Francisco BART stations with colorful designs

Through TBD*, CCA’s in-house student design studio, Hyunsoo Kang's and Walker Lambert's quintessentially San Francisco designs offer transit riders "a slice of joy and color" with an AR twist.

A large colorful box stands near the top of the escalator at the Market Street BART station.

Media coverage / May 1, 2022

The most banned book in the country is by MFA Comics alum Maia Kobabe

The New York Times spotlights Gender Queer, a graphic novel about coming out as nonbinary, and how it landed Maia Kobabe at the center of a battle over which books belong in schools.

The author lays in the grass holding their book (Gender Queer) with the cover facing the camera.

Media coverage / April 20, 2022

CCA faculty Rita Bullwinkel honored with Whiting Award

From the selection committee: “The stories of Rita Bullwinkel glimmer like objects in a wunderkammer that shift their shapes when taken up in the hand...she sounds simply like herself and nobody else.”

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Media coverage / Feb. 1, 2022

CCA Faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win Buell Prize at ACSA

CCA faculty Janette Kim, Brendon Levitt, and James Graham win the Buell Prize for course development in architecture, climate change, and society at ASCA, the international association of architecture schools.

Graphic with black background with white letters spelling ASCA.

Media coverage / Dec. 11, 2021

MFA in Comics adjunct professor Melanie Gillman releases Other Ever Afters

Other Ever Afters is a new graphic novel by MFA in Comics adjunct professor Melanie Gillman is a collection of feminist, queer original fairy tales.

Two illustrated pages from graphic novel Other Ever Afters.

Media coverage / Oct. 22, 2021

Artist and distinguished alum Manuel Neri dies at 91

Influential Bay Area sculptor Manuel Neri (Alum 1956) passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. The San Francisco Chronicle’s obituary honors Neri’s life and work.

Manuel Neri sits in front of his sculptures in a black and white photograph

Media coverage / Oct. 22, 2021

The Climify podcast helps design educators “climify” their syllabi

Climify connects climate scientists and design educators to bring climate-related projects into the classroom. The podcast is created and produced by Climate Designers, which was co-founded by CCA Adjunct Professor Marc O’Brien.
Climify logo on a blue background

Media coverage / Oct. 13, 2021

Angela Hennessy is awarded 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship

CCA Associate Professor and alum Angela Hennessy (BFA Jewelry & Metal Arts 2001, MFA Textiles 2005) is one of 15 inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which was established in 2021.
Joan Mitchell Foundation logo

Media coverage / Oct. 8, 2021

DMBA grad Isaac Buwembo featured on IBM Design’s It’s About Time podcast

Isaac Buwembo (MBA Design Strategy 2014) joins It’s About Time to talk about his career journey and how he infuses his work to advance anti-racism, racial equity, and cultural change.

Isaac Buwembo

Media coverage / Sept. 23, 2021

Maia Cruz Palileo’s Wattis Institute exhibition featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Maia Cruz Palileo: Long Kwento,’ invites visitors to explore alongside Palileo the question of what we remember and what we can’t—the paradoxical memory of remembering what we don’t remember,” says the Chronicle.
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery. Photo: Impart Photography

Media coverage / Sept. 22, 2021

Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus on “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II”

For the Fall 2021 exhibition at Hubbell Street Galleries, Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus asked participating architects to work within a series of strict constraints. Read their Scaffold Q&A on why limitations often lead to better design.
An installation view of “Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation, Volume II” (2021)

Media coverage / Sept. 20, 2021

CCA faculty member Terri Friedman wins 2021 Artadia Award

CCA Sculpture Associate Professor Terri Friedman is one three recipients of the 14th annual San Francisco Artadia Awards along with Bay Area artists Sydney Cain and Dana King.
Terri Friedman, If Only, 2020. Cotton, acrylic, chenille, hemp, metallic, wool fibers, 86 x 103 inches.

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