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Media coverage / April 7, 2020

Campus construction kickoff celebration postponed until fall

CCA’s campus expansion groundbreaking ceremony, originally scheduled for April 14, has been postponed until fall 2020 to support the containment of COVID –19.

Studio Gang’s design for CCA’s new, unified campus unlocks the potential of art and design education in the twenty-first century.

Media coverage / March 31, 2020

Design alum makes medical supplies for the health care workers fighting COVID–19

Profiled alongside other Canadian makers producing much-needed medical supplies for health care workers fighting COVID–19, Rahim Bhimani (Design Strategy 2013) is making and delivering face shields—complete with a clear plastic screen, an adjustable elast

Image of Rahim Bhimani fabricating a face shield that he designed.

Media coverage / March 30, 2020

Beloved children’s author, illustrator, and CCA alum Tomie dePaola dies at 85

Tomie dePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator behind the enduring Strega Nona tales and more than 270 other books, died Monday, March 30, at age 85. He graduated from CCA with an MFA in 1969.

Image of Tomie dePaola holding.a book at a book signing

Media coverage / March 26, 2020

Fine Art Connoisseur calls illustration alum an artist to watch

Lauren Szabo (Illustration 2010) is an artist to watch, according to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. “I am an advocate for skill-based representational painting that addresses current issues in American culture and beyond,” Szabo says. Read what makes this

An image of Lauren Szabo's Berlin. Oil on canvas 76 x 76.5 inches.

Media coverage / March 25, 2020

Dean Helen Maria Nugent explains how to look your best on webcam

In a New York Times article, Dean of Design Helen Maria Nugent shares a bit of advice for looking presentable while on video conference calls.

Headshot of Helena Maria Nugent

Media coverage / Feb. 26, 2020

What does it take to be an interior designer in 2020?

Antonia Widodo (BFA Interior Design 2018) shares her advice on why interior design students should experiment more

Headshot of Antonia Widodo

Media coverage / Feb. 14, 2020

Alumni help design Nike's futuristic footwear collection with the lowest carbon footprint

Check out Nike's Space Hippie footwear, a collection constructed from the company's own scrap material. Alum Noah Murphy-Rheinhertz (BFA Industrial Design 2004) describes the design in detail. Also on the Nike team were Haley Toelle (BFA Industrial Design

Image of  Nike's Space Hippie footwear

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab faculty win a 2020 ACSA Faculty Design Award

Professors Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones have been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) for their encouragement of outstanding student work in architecture and related environmental design fields.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

SF Weekly catches up with drawing and printmaking alum Ali Dadgar at his new Desai | Matta Gallery exhibit

On view at the California Institute of Integral Studies' Desai | Matta Gallery, alum Ali Dadgar's (BFA Drawing/Printmaking 1989) exhibit is full of dark humor, painterly obfuscation, and spirtiual maximalism.

"No Redemption" by Ali Dadgar.

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster is one of 41 artists to win a 2020 Creative Capital Award

Tonya M. Foster, along with three other Bay Area artists, will receive a $100,000 Creative Capital Award to further her project on surveillance and race. Foster teaches in the MFA Writing and undergraduate Writing and Literature programs.

Close up of photo of CCA Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Alum Woody De Othello discusses his Bay Area influences, affinity for clay and ceramics, and more

View a text-based interview with CCA alum Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) in Mousse, a contemporary art magazine. The interview icludes an image gallery of De Othello's show at the San José Museum of Art.

Woody De Othello,Defeated, depleted, 2018. Courtesy: SJMA – San José Museum of Art. Gift of Tad Freese and the Lipman Family Foundation; 2018.13

Media coverage / Feb. 5, 2020

Illustration professor collaborates with the owner of a speciality pin shop

Learn about the collaborative relationship between Su Lee, owner of a beloved Inner Sunset pin shop, and Josh Ellingson, an adjunct professor for the BFA in Illustration program. The pair have created countless enamel pins for Lee's growing fan base.

Oriental Art Gallery proprietor Su Lee displays one of her many pins.

Media coverage / Jan. 8, 2020

Frieze reviews Professor Emeritus Franklin Williams's new work at Parker Gallery

View images of Franklin Williams's latest work, including woven self-portraits, and learn about his journey away from abstract expressionism and towards his intricately crafted paintings and sculptures.

Franklin Williams, Slovakian Mask, 2018, acrylic and ink on canvas, crochet thread, fabric and glue, 102 × 76 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Parker Gallery, Los Angeles.

Media coverage / Jan. 2, 2020

MFA Printmaking alum Adele Crawford transforms printed pages into sculptures

Oakland artist and CCA graduate Adele Crawford (MFA Printmaking 2003) often finds her materials, old reference books, at estate sales. Discover how she turns their pages in sculptural works.

Portrait of Adele Crawford.

Media coverage / Dec. 23, 2019

Asst. Professor Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera discusses international and multilingual art and design students

In conversation with Allison Yasukawa, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera, an assistant professor for CCA's Design division, discusses international and multilingual art and design students for a College Art Association podcast.

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Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2019

How alum Samuel Rodriguez blends his graffiti background and illustration degree

A self-taught graffiti artists who graduated from CCA with a BFA in Illustration (2006), Samuel Rodriguez now shows his work in museums, galleries, and public art spaces.

Street view of Samuel Rodriguez's mural 'Xochitl' in Los Angeles.

Media coverage / Dec. 17, 2019

Feature story on the versatile and critical work of alum Hank Willis Thomas

Learn about the importance of Hank Willis Thomas's work (MA Visual and Critical Studies, MFA Photography 2004), which excavates and comments on America's inequities through public art, photography, sculpture, and video.

Hank Willis Thomas,The Cotton Bowl, 2011, digital c-print. Courtesy Hank Willis Thomas.

Media coverage / Dec. 16, 2019

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz show ARTnews their art collection, including a piece by CCA alum Toyin Ojih Odutola

Supporters of African American artists, Alicia Keys and her husband, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, rave about one of their favorite pieces, Paris Apartment, by Toyin Ojih Odutola (MFA Fine Arts 2012) in a video interview for ARTnews.

Alicia Keys and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean give ARTnews a tour of their art collection. Photo by Joshua Greyer/ARTNEWS.

Media coverage / Dec. 11, 2019

MFA Writing alum Kate Robards brings hit play PolySHAMory to San Francisco

Award-winning comic, writer, and actor Kate Robards (MFA Writing 2016) brings her latest play, PolySHAMory, to The Marsh theatre in San Francisco.

Photo of Kate Robards.

Media coverage / Dec. 9, 2019

Coverage of Art Basel Miami highlights CCA alumni Jessica Silverman and Woody De Othello

Woody De Othello (MFA Fine Arts 2017) was among the most talked-about artists at Art Basel Miami, and Jessica Silverman (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) sold 48 works within the first three days.

Installation view of Woody De Othello, Cool Composition, 2019, in Jessica Silverman and Karma Gallerys' booth, at Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2019. Courtesy of Art Basel, Karma Gallery, and Jessica Silverman Gallery.
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