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/ 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.”
/ Oct. 9, 2020
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.
/ Oct. 5, 2020
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.
/ Oct. 1, 2020
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.
/ Sept. 30, 2020
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.
/ Sept. 24, 2020
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).
/ Sept. 11, 2020
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.
"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.
/ 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.'
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