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/ March 25, 2021
Adjunct Professor Sita Bhaumik (MFA Fine Arts, MA Visual + Critical Studies 2012) is a founding member of People’s Kitchen Collective, an Oakland-based food-centered political education project.
LJ Roberts (MFA Textiles 2007) talks about their current work celebrating queer and trans artists and activists, what influences their work, and their greatest accomplishment so far.
Thomas Haakenson, an associate professor in CCA’s History of Art and Visual Culture program, released “Grotesque Visions: The Science of Berlin Dada” on March 6, 2021, through Bloomsbury Academic.
/ Feb. 22, 2021
Alum Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle about working in ceramics, his recent residence at the Paulson Fontaine Press, and why he finds inspiration in everyday objects.
Dean of Humanities + Sciences Tina Takemoto spoke about their recent film, Ever Wanting (for Margaret Chung), now on display at the Chinese Culture Center alongside artistic work from 10 other LGBTQ+ artists from the Asian diaspora.
/ Feb. 18, 2021
Writer Mary Corbin spoke with CCA alum Nigel Sussman (BFA Illustration 2005) about his Bay Area murals and the “Escher-like worlds” he creates. “The only consistent message I try to convey in my work is that everybody deserves happiness,” he says.
/ Feb. 11, 2021
“I’m excited to be part of the legacy of Frameline and to bring my BIPOC lens to the LGBTQ+ community,” says Allegra Madsen (MA Curatorial Practice 2007).
/ Feb. 10, 2021
Fiber arts pioneer Kay Sekimachi (Textiles 1955) says she fell in love with the loom while attending CCA. “There’s something very soothing about weaving, sitting at the loom and watching something grow.”
/ Feb. 1, 2021
Comics Associate Professor Justin Hall spoke with ‘48 Hills’ about his recent project, Marching Toward Pride, and teaching remotely.
/ Jan. 29, 2021
The ‘San Francisco Chronicle’ spoke with CCA alum Nicole Hayden (MFA Painting + Drawing 2003) about her new mural of the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who charmed the country during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
/ Dec. 14, 2020
"The Joy Luck Club," San Francisco filmmaker Wayne Wang’s landmark adaptation of Bay Area author Amy Tan’s novel, has been selected as one of 25 movies inducted this year into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
/ Dec. 5, 2020
Writer Natalie Haddad calls The End of You, a postcard series by Divya Mehra for the CCA Wattis Institute, “an artwork for our times.”
/ Nov. 23, 2020
The Sun Daily spoke with CCA alum Lisa Wong Sook Kuan (BFA Illustration 2015) about finding meaning in the ubiquity of art.
/ Nov. 19, 2020
Apollo Magazine named Toyin Ojih Odutola (MFA Fine Arts 2012) its 2020 Artist of the Year. Samuel Reilly writes that her “gift for world-building has set her apart as a graphic artist of extraordinary imaginative power in recent years.”
/ Nov. 17, 2020
Michon Sanders (BFA Painting and Drawing 2020) was announced as the first place winner of the 2020 AXA Art Prize for her painting Repast to Follow. The competition received over 400 submissions from 125 schools.
/ Nov. 6, 2020
California Home + Design featured Oakland-based artist Woody De Othello’s (MFA Fine Arts 2017) in its November issue, saying his “exploration of the struggle and search for human connection has taken on a particularly poignant tenor in 2020.”
/ Oct. 30, 2020
Sarah Hotchkiss (MFA Painting/Drawing 2011) wrote that Jeffrey Gibson’s Nothing is Eternal, an 18-minute video commissioned by the Wattis Institute, is not a hopeful vision of America, but an accurate one.
/ Oct. 27, 2020
Bay City News interviewed [email protected] Faculty Coordinator Sam Vernon, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programming Jaime Austin, and alum Amy Tavern (MFA Fine Arts 2017) about the [email protected] Artwork Campaign and the importance of the vote.
/ Oct. 15, 2020
Read why the eight-foot-tall sculpture depicting an Afro pick with a Black Power fist raised to the sky—created by Hank Willis Thomas (MFA Photography, MA Visual Criticism 2003)—is being called one of the most influential works of American protest art.
/ Oct. 13, 2020
Alum Diedrick Brackens (MFA Fine Arts 2014) told Vogue that his exhibition, 'Darling Divined,' at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin in October, “feels like a homecoming.”
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