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/ Sept. 8, 2020
Ceramics Monthly highlights the work of Shalene Valenzuela (MFA Ceramics 1997), who uses trompe l’oeil “with a twist,” reimaging everyday objects into more than meets the eye.
/ Sept. 6, 2020
In A Countervailing Theory, Toyin Ojih Odutola’s (MFA Painting/Drawing 2012) show at London’s Barbican, Odutola tells the story of “two lovers caught up in a matriarchal society” through 40 black canvases illustrated exclusively in chalk, pastel, and char
/ Sept. 4, 2020
Patricia G. Lange is the 2020 recipient of the Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression for her 2019 book 'Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube.'
/ Sept. 1, 2020
Indigenous designers and designers of color in academia are laying the foundations for new design methods that decenter white European-based visual culture. Communication Arts features practitioners and educators decolonizing design in its latest issue.
/ Aug. 28, 2020
CCA Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent spoke with Pier 70’s Marcy Coburn for the organization’s weekly conversation series “Pier 2 Peer” about CCA’s campus unification, Founders Hall, and how creativity and design can help people be resilient.
/ Aug. 24, 2020
Lava Thomas (BFA Ceramics 1999) and Marcela Pardo Ariza were named the recipients of the 13th annual San Francisco Artadia Awards, which includes $10,000 in unrestricted funds and access to Artadia’s artistic programs.
/ Aug. 19, 2020
Tunstall visited CCA in February before COVID–19 hit and said her “mind was blown away by the passion and the meaningfulness of the projects” that students were doing through the Decolonial School.
/ Aug. 14, 2020
Miramax TV has optioned the rights for CCA alum Alka Joshi’s (MFA Writing 2011) best-selling debut novel, The Henna Artist, for a TV series produced by and starring Freida Pinto.
/ Aug. 7, 2020
Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) talked to Design Milk about growing up in Iran and the places, people, and things that inspire her.
/ Aug. 6, 2020
Sofía Córdova (MFA 2010), Chanell Stone (BFA Photography 2019), and Lava Thomas (BFA Ceramics 1999) were announced as finalists for this year’s Artadia Awards. (Photo of Lava Thomas by Justine Danielle Marasigan.)
/ Aug. 4, 2020
Art critic Barry Schwabsky examines “how the act of scrutinizing art online has changed the role of the critic” and draws attention to CCA alum Maja Ruznic’s (MFA Fine Arts 2009) work.
/ July 29, 2020
Abyssinian Cyber Vernaculus seeks to activate architectural landscapes while it uncovers and reinstates the presence and power of those marginalized by the dominant conservative ethos of Ethiopian society.
/ July 15, 2020
Hyperallergic highlighted the work of five CCA MFA students—Hannah Waiters, Hoi Chang, Margot Becker, Narges Poursadeqi, and Christine Lyon—for a roundup of standout artwork from graduating students at CCA, UC Davis, and CSU Chico.
/ July 12, 2020
CCA Architecture professors Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno were interviewed for “Throughline," a special section in the San Francisco Chronicle that envisions the city after the pandemic and protests.
/ July 11, 2020
Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) Directors Adam Marcus and Margaret Ikeda updated ABC7 on the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab this month.
/ July 7, 2020
Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) spoke to Galerie about how his recent work at Art Basel and John Michael Kohler Arts Center uses mundane objects to explore larger issues.
XMAP: In Plain Sight is a nationwide artist-led intervention fighting migrant detention and the culture of incarceration.
/ June 29, 2020
Tony Jimenez, Isabelle Shu, Dave Korstad, and Mike O'Hagan, all Class of 2015 graduates of CCA's MBA Design Strategy program, were interviewed in the Miami Herald about their new almond milk company, JOI.
/ June 23, 2020
Writer Claire Mullen on Dodie Bellamy Is On Our Mind, a collection of essays published by the CCA Wattis Institute and Semiotext(e).
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.
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