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.
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.
Media coverage / Oct. 13, 2021
Angela Hennessy is awarded 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship
CCA Associate Professor and alum Angela Hennessey (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.
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, cultural change, and innovation practices into the workforce landscape.
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.
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.
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.
Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021
Fashion Chair Lynda Grose on the future of fashion education
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) interviewed Lynda Grose and Simon Ungless (Executive Director at Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion) about the future of fashion education and what they’re excited about in fashion education.
Media coverage / Sept. 3, 2021
Forbes covers Rachel Berger's exhibition, "Shooter Box"
Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger spoke with Forbes about "Shooter Box" (on view at Hubbell Street Galleries through October 8, 2021), an exhibition of designed objects protesting the U.S. military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment.
Media coverage / Aug. 12, 2021
Alum Elizabeth Brunner's kids' clothing label, StereoTypes, flips gender norms on their head
StereoType, a clothing label by San Francisco-based designer Elizabeth Brunner (BFA Fashion Design 2007), offers everyday clothes for kids that cohesively blend both masculine and feminine elements.
Media coverage / July 20, 2021
Art & Education's "Office Hours" with Glen Helfand
Graduate Fine Arts Associate Professor Glen Helfand shares what got him into teaching, how CCA’s interdisciplinarity leads to the cross-pollination of ideas and practices, the importance of connecting students to the Bay Area art scene, and more.
Media coverage / July 16, 2021
Alum Michon Sanders featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine
In “The Artists” column in T Magazine, Michon Sanders (BFA Painting & Drawing 2020) talks about her work, Seniors and Children First, and about how living in Oakland has given her a sense of freedom.
Media coverage / July 14, 2021
Graphic Design Chair Rachel Berger asks recent grads "How did you get into tech?"
In AIGA's Eye on Design, Rachel Berger speaks with recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at CCA, RISD, and other schools to find out how they got their start and share advice for those seeking a similar path.
Media coverage / June 30, 2021
KQED: Newest Wattis anthology invites readers to participate in radical listening
Writer Theadora Walsh says "Why are they so afraid of the lotus?" is an invitation to listen. "It’s an invitation to participate in a radical, engaged form of listening that takes on the labor of actively receiving others’ speech."
Media coverage / June 29, 2021
Wattis Institute receives spring 2021 Warhol Foundation grant
The Wattis was among 50 institutions across the country to receive a spring 2021 Warhol Foundation grant. The $120,000 grant will support the Wattis Institute's next two years of exhibition programming.
Media coverage / June 24, 2021
"No Straight Lines" hopes to give queer youth a role model
Directed by Vivian Kleiman and produced by MFA Comics Professor Justin Hall, "No Straight Lines"—a documentary highlighting the work of five comic artists from the 1970s and 1980s—premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Frameline in 2021.
Media coverage / May 30, 2021
DMBA grad Izzy Chu on being a female founder
Thrive Global speaks to JOI co-founder Izzy Shu (MBA Design Strategy 2015) about her career, the impact of her DMBA program on her work, and why it's so important to empower more women to become founders.
Media coverage / May 22, 2021
Keith Krumwiede on the new podcast "When Socrates was an Architect"
CCA Architecture Dean Keith Krumwiede discusses his approach to working with young architects, helping to cultivate their professional toolset to address new challenges and make a meaningful difference in the world.
Media coverage / May 5, 2021
Alum Camila Wandemberg receives Swarovski Foundation grant
The Swarovski Foundation awarded CCA alum Camila Wandemberg (BFA Individualized Studies 2020) with a Creatives for Our Future grant, helping further her work in developing sustainable alternatives for textile processes in her home country of Ecuador.
Media coverage / March 25, 2021
Sita Bhaumik receives 2021 Creative Capital Award with People’s Kitchen Collective
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.