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Media coverage / Dec. 14, 2020

Alum Wayne Wang’s "The Joy Luck Club" selected for preservation by National Film Registry

"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.

Wayne Wang

Media coverage / Dec. 5, 2020

“The Fallacies of Whiteness”: Divya Mehra’s postcards for the Wattis Institute

Writer Natalie Haddad calls The End of You, a postcard series by Divya Mehra for the CCA Wattis Institute, “an artwork for our times.”


Media coverage / Nov. 23, 2020

“Art as a form of escapism”: An interview with CCA alum Lisa Wong Sook Kuan

The Sun Daily spoke with CCA alum Lisa Wong Sook Kuan (BFA Illustration 2015) about finding meaning in the ubiquity of art.

Lisa Wong Sook Kuan

Media coverage / Nov. 19, 2020

Alum Toyin Ojih Odutola is Apollo’s “Artist of the Year”

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.”

Toyin Ojih Odutola

Media coverage / Nov. 17, 2020

CCA student Michon Sanders wins first place in the AXA Art Prize competition

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.

Michon Sanders

Media coverage / Nov. 6, 2020

The Changemakers: California artists seeking social justice through their work

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.”

Woody de Othello

Media coverage / Oct. 30, 2020

KQED calls Jeffrey Gibson’s Nothing is Eternal “perfectly chaotic”

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.

Jeffrey Gibson, '​Nothing is Eternal​,' 2020

Media coverage / Oct. 27, 2020

“Come for the art, stay for the vote with CCA’s new civic engagement campaign”

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.

The CCA@CCA Artwork Campaign

Media coverage / Oct. 15, 2020

T Magazine names Hank Willis Thomas’ All Power to All People one of the 25 most influential works of American protest art since World War II

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.

Hank Willis Thomas’s “All Power to All People” (2017).

Media coverage / Oct. 13, 2020

“With ‘Darling Divined,’ Textile Artist Diedrick Brackens Plumbs His Southern Roots”

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.”

Diedrick Brackens, how to return, 2017. Woven cotton and acrylic yarn, 58 x 50 in. Collection of Erin Elizabeth Adams.

Media coverage / Oct. 9, 2020

Victoria Wagner’s Everglow “explores redwood’s phosphorescence”

Read how Victoria Wagner, a senior adjunct faculty member in CCA’s First Year Core Studio program, became inspired to work with salvaged redwood for the sculptures in her solo show, Everglow, at the Maybaum Gallery.

Victoria Wagner in her studio

Media coverage / Oct. 5, 2020

How CCA’s Architectural Ecologies Lab is helping build a new ecosystem in the Presidio’s Crissy Field

Architects from CCA’s Architectural Ecologies Lab are helping the Presidio Trust and National Park Service restore native oyster habitats at Crissy Field by installing specially designed fiberglass panels. Read more in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Media coverage / Oct. 1, 2020

See Tosha Stimage: 'Infinite center, infinite sun' at YBCA

CCA alum Tosha Stimage (MFA Interdisciplinary Studies 2016) is the first artist featured in YBCA’s new Lawn Art Project, which presents colorful social distancing artwork by local artists to reimagine how we can safely gather in person once again.

Tosha Stimage’s 'Infinite center, infinite sun' at the Yerba Buena Gardens

Media coverage / Sept. 30, 2020

CCA students honored in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

CCA students Parker Crumley and Sarah Jane Walcutt’s project, “Wearable Labeling Technology for the 21st Century,” was awarded an honorable mention in the Innovation by Design Awards, recognizing the best student-designed projects of 2020.

“Wearable Labeling Technology for the 21st Century” by Parker Crumley and Sarah Jane Walcutt

Media coverage / Sept. 24, 2020

In Memoriam: Bay Area photorealist painter, longtime faculty member, and CCA alum Robert Bechtle dies at 88

Painter Robert Bechtle was a cherished member of the CCA community for nearly 70 years, as a student (BAA Interdisciplinary Design 1954, MFA Painting 1958), longtime faculty member (1957–1985), and Honorary Doctorate recipient (2007).

Robert Bechtle at work on a painting in an image from the CCA Archives

Media coverage / Sept. 11, 2020

With "Co-living the Dream," Sayer Al Sayer examines the architecture of communal utopias

In spring 2020, Sayer Al Sayer (BArch 2020) examined the spatial, social, and political properties of communal utopias, seeking to understand the relationship between ideology and form. Read more on Scaffold, CCA Architecture’s website.

Artwork by Sayer Al Sayer.

Media coverage / Sept. 11, 2020

On Associate Professor Irene Cheng’s new book, "Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present"

"Race and Modern Architecture" challenges the architecture field to write race back into its history by confronting how racial thinking has intimately shaped some of the key concepts of modern architecture and culture over time.


Media coverage / Sept. 8, 2020

Ceramics Monthly highlights the work of CCA alum Shalene Valenzuela

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.

Shalene Valenzuela’s Telephone: Yellow Tangle, 9 in. (23 cm) in length, slip-cast earthenware, underglaze illustration, 2019.

Media coverage / Sept. 6, 2020

CCA alum Toyin Ojih Odutola’s Barbican show covered by Frieze

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

Toyin Ojih Odutola, Imitation Lesson; Her Shadowed Influence, 2019, charcoal, pastel and chalk on board. Courtesy: the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Media coverage / Sept. 4, 2020

Critical Studies chair Patricia G. Lange wins National Communication Association award

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.'

Cover of 'Thanks for Watching: An Anthropological Study of Video Sharing on YouTube' by Patricia G. Lange