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Press release / Oct. 2, 2019

Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle to transform CCA Wattis into a radio station

In a new commission, Marcelle will convert the Wattis galleries into a temporary radio station for her first solo exhibition in California. On view November 26, 2019–January 18, 2020.

Cinthia Marcelle's installation "Family in Disorder (Truth or Dare)" from 2018 at Modern Art Oxford.

Press release / Sept. 26, 2019

Community celebrates the launch of California College of the Arts Float Lab in Oakland Bay

A vibrant community celebration brought together civic leaders, CCA faculty, and students of all ages for the historic launch of CCA Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Edna Brewer Middle School marching band.

Press release / Sept. 8, 2019

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab Launches in San Francisco Bay

Architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones reach a major milestone in their award-winning Float Lab project. Public celebration is 1–3pm September 21 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

CCA Float Lab prototype in the San Francisco Bay.

Press release / Aug. 22, 2019

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories

Surfacing Histories Sculpting Memories celebrates five women artists in the Bay Area and one will represent Northern California in Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020 at the National Museum of Women ...

Julia Goodman, Rag Sorters (1964), 2013. Pulped, discarded fabrics gleaned during residency at Recology SF

Press release / July 2, 2019

CCA Wattis Institute receives prestigious 2019 Ellsworth Kelly Award

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts announced today that CCA's ultra-contemporary art space will receive $40,000 in support of Algiers-based multidisciplinary artist Lydia Ourahmane's upcoming exhibition.

Anthony Huberman at the Wattis Bar—a casual, social space where community gathers.

Press release / June 26, 2019

CCA celebrates the opening of Alma Mater: Methods

This second biennial exhibition features almost 200 CCA alumni and is on view June 15–July 26, 2019 at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries.

Opening reception of Alma Mater: Methods.

Press release / June 19, 2019

Center for Impact at CCA announces Impact Award Winners

The Impact Award offers crucial funding for projects that hold the potential for long-term impact addressing social and environmental challenges.

Cross section of Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab.

Press release / June 6, 2019

Vincent Fecteau premieres entirely new body of work at CCA Wattis Institute

Fecteau’s untitled exhibition of new work signals a shift in exhibition structure at CCA Wattis and will be on view September 5–November 9, 2019.

Vincent Fecteau, Untitled, 2019, papier mâché, resin clay, acrylic, burlap, raffia, 20.5 x 27.25 x 34 inches.

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts appoints Ann Wiens Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Wiens joins CCA from the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), where she served as director of marketing communications.

Ann Wiens, new CCA Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Press release / May 17, 2019

California College of the Arts faculty Kota Ezawa presents new work at the 2019 Whitney Biennial

Ezawa is one of two Bay Area-based artists included in this year’s biennial

National Anthem (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), 2019. Watercolor on paper, 10.5 x 19 inches, edition variée of three. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery.

Press release / May 6, 2019

CCA Fashion Experience 2019 celebrates identity, vision, and craft

California College of the Arts Fashion Design program presents a one-night-only showcase of 12 thesis collections by graduating seniors

CCA Fashion Design thesis work from Qiongyun Hu, Misha Abbas, and Kaiying Ni.

Press release / April 24, 2019

CCA diversity studies faculty Kim Shuck receives Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, will receive $75,000 to launch “Seeds: Creating Poetic Activism,” a seed program for poets to grow audiences in their own communities across the city.

Portrait of Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, CA and CCA diversity studies faculty.

Press release / April 22, 2019

Joyce J. Scott, 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Joyce J. Scott is the 2019 Honorary Doctorate Recipient at California College of the Arts

photo of Joyce J Scott

Press release / April 17, 2019

Architect Jeanne Gang named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Jeanne Gang leads the design for California College of the Arts’ expanded campus in San Francisco

Portrait of Jeanne Gang

Press release / March 27, 2019

CCA People’s Party honoring Wayne Thiebaud raises over $1.2 million for student scholarship fund

The CCA People’s Party is an annual spring gala benefiting student scholarships for deserving young artists, designers, writers, and architects who otherwise could not afford to attend CCA.

Guest of honor Wayne Thiebaud giving impromptu remarks at CCA People's Party on March 25, 2019.

Press release / March 12, 2019

New work by Abbas Akhavan and Akosua Adoma Owusu at CCA Wattis Institute this spring

For Canadian artist Abbas Akhavan, this exhibition is his first U.S. solo show and concludes his Capp Street artist residency. Ghanaian-American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu adds new dimension to her ...

Abbas Akhavan, Study for a Garden: Fountain (installation view, Delfina Foundation, London), 2012. Oscillating water sprinkler, pump, hose, pvc pond liner, water, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Photo: Christa Holka.

Press release / March 7, 2019

To Know Herself presents new work by Tammy Rae Carland and iconic Macon Reed installation

This exhibition is curated by Yomna Osman in partial fulfillment of the dual-degree Master of Arts in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies and presented by the Graduate Program ...

Macon Reed, Eulogy for the Dyke Bar 2015, Plastic and digital photo reproductions Dimensions varies 20 plastic frames, Wayfarers Gallery, New York, NY, 2015 .jpg

Press release / Feb. 28, 2019

California College of the Arts Breaks Ground on New On-Campus Student Housing

Designed by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc., the building will provide more than 500 students with below-market, on-campus housing

California College of the Arts Breaks Ground on New On-Campus Student Housing

Press release / Feb. 19, 2019

Transecologies explores ways of relating to nature without assimilating

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries presents a new exhibition on nature viewed through the lens of trans identities.

Nicki Green, Morel Figure with Prosthesis, 2017. Glazed earthenware and felt, 37 x 22 x 21 inches.

Press release / Jan. 16, 2019

California College of the Arts’ $90 million student housing project receives strong support from investors

New building to house 500+ students with below-market, on-campus housing in San Francisco

Photo of an architectural rendering of the future 188 Hooper residence
Lindsey DeVries, CCA Media Relations Manager

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