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CCA's Exhibitions program allows students to connect with peers while developing presentation skills that prepare them for their future. Each semester we support an incredible range of events and exhibitions that highlight work by students, faculty, and visiting artists.

To view recordings of virtual Creative Citizens in Action (CCA@CCA) events from 2020 onwards, please visit our CCA@CCA Archive.

Highlighted Exhibitions: 2015—present

Select the image to view our collection of past exhibitions. Albums in the collection represent exhibitions by students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists that have taken place on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.


Spring 2021 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 6)

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Sculpture, Glass, Printmedia, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work.

Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work.

Featuring graduating students Annaleah Gregoire (Sculpture), Carissa Clark (Individualized Studies), Jillian Shea (Painting and Drawing), Darius Varize (Painting and Drawing), and Joel Murnan (Sculpture). With respondents Richard-Jonathan Nelson and Katherine Hamilton.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


Spring 2021 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 5)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Sculpture, Glass, Printmedia, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work.

Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work.

Featuring graduating students Hana Dvorak (Ceramics), Adriana Groeneveld (Ceramics), Chiapei Huang (Ceramics), and Jason McDonald (Glass). With respondents Molly Schulps and Leandra Burnett.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


Spring 2021 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 4)

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Sculpture, Glass, Printmedia, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work.

Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work.

Featuring graduating painting and drawing students Cameron Bunting, Mia Franco, Jocelyn Khosla, and Rulin Ma. With respondents Maysha Mohamedi and Emily Markert.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


Spring 2021 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 3)

Monday, April 5, 2021

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Sculpture, Glass, Printmedia, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work.

Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work.

Featuring graduating photography students Yifan Chen, Drew Daffner, Megan SooHoo, and Caitlin Stone-Collonge. With respondents Sasha Phyars-Burgess and Yang Li.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


Spring 2021 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 2)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Sculpture, Glass, Printmedia, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work.

Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work.

Featuring graduating students Shanti Moreano Freire (Textiles), Megan Livie (Individualized Studies), SJW (Textiles), Louella Evans (Individualized Studies), and Kirra Teal Hellfritsch (Sculpture). With respondents Lydia Matthews and Katherine Hamilton.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


Spring 2021 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 1)

Monday, March 29, 2021

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Sculpture, Glass, Printmedia, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work.

Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work.

Featuring graduating photography students Aaron Kitade, Chuhao (Peter) Lin, Howsem Huang, Elaine Moreno, and Ashley Ross. With respondents Erica Deeman and Lauren Sorresso.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


On/View: Tour Sea Change at Ratio 3 with Chris Perez

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Zoom

This first On/View event features a virtual walkthrough and discussion of Ratio 3’s current exhibition Sea Change with Owner and Curator Chris Perez. Sea Change presents an immersive experience of Japanese ceramics, sculptural objects, minimal painting, and photography that emphasize the sensibilities shared among a diverse group of international artists working across disparate media and artistic traditions. Organized and moderated by Emily Markert.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


In Conversation: Glammy Rose Spencer + Jacob Boehme

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Zoom

Featured HIV Howler Issue 5 artists Glammy Rose Spencer and Jacob Boehme come together again for a live conversation on HIV, honouring poz women, and channeling intergenerational ancestry through art and dance. Glammy Rose Spencer is an Oakland-based artist and educator. Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne-based artist of the Narangga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia. Presented in conjunction with Love Positive Women.

This event was part of The HIV Howler IN CONVERSATION, an online program of conversations, artworks and performances curated by Anthea Black and Jessica Whitbread from December 4, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

A recording of this event is available on YouTube.


Fall 2020 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 2)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work. Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work. Events will be recorded and posted afterward, to allow for greater access.

Featuring graduating students Sungjun Park (Painting & Drawing), michon sanders (Painting & Drawing), Rabeeah Ali (Individualized), Kirra Teal Hellfritsch (Jewelry/Metal Arts & Sculpture), and Juan Huerta Coello (Printmedia).

With respondents: Leila Weefur, an artist, writer, educator, and curator based in Oakland, and Kevin Chen, artist, independent curator, and educator at San Francisco State University and Mills College.


between us, about them Roundtable and Closing Discussion

Friday, December 4, 2020

Zoom

The artists and curators of PLAySPACE Gallery's Fall 2020 exhibition "between us, about them" come together to discuss the process of exhibition making and collaboration in the digital realm. Artists: Esther Elia, Maria Guzmán Capron, Heesoo Kwon, Cathy Lu, and Christine Lyon.⁠⁠ Curators: Leandra Burnett, Katherine Hamilton, Emily Markert, Youyou Ma, and Shaelyn Hanes⁠


Artist Talk: The HIV Howler Publishers Anthea Black and Jessica Whitbread

Friday, December 4, 2020

Zoom

Anthea Black and Jessica Whitbread share works by HIV+ artists featured in The HIV Howler Issue 5: TIME + MONEY, and release the first wave of results from their Wage Survey for Artists Living with HIV, completed while in residence at Real Time + Space. This issue features the works of artists, writers, and activists living with HIV from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and the United States. This Artist Talk is presented by Real Time + Space and is part of The HIV Howler IN CONVERSATION, an online program of conversations, artworks and performances curated by Anthea Black and Jessica Whitbread from December 4, 2020 to February 28, 2021.


Fall 2020 BFA Senior Thesis Conversations (Part 1)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Zoom

BFA Senior Thesis Conversations are live virtual events where graduating students from CCA's Textiles, Photography, Individualized Studies, Jewelry and Metal Arts, Ceramics, and Painting and Drawing programs publicly share their capstone work. Each event features student presentations, responses from art professionals, and time for discussion. Through this online presentation we celebrate each student’s dedication to art-making during their time at CCA, and provide a way for family, friends, and the general public to connect with and celebrate student work. Events will be recorded and posted afterward, to allow for greater access.

Featuring graduating Photography students Morgan Guerra, Xinyan Kong, Sinistra Pan, and Jazmyne Woffard-Jones.

With respondents Shana Lopes, Assistant Curator of Photography at SFMOMA, and Ka-Man Tse, Assistant Professor of Photography and Associate Director of Undergraduate Photography at Parsons School of Design.


Story Time with Ebtihal Shedid

Friday, November 20, 2020

Zoom

A performance by Ebtihal Shedid presented by PLAySPACE Gallery in conjunction with its fall 2020 exhibition, between us, about them.


between us, about them: Sonya Thorne

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Youtube Live

A performance by Sonya Thorne presented by PLAySPACE Gallery in conjunction with its fall 2020 exhibition, between us, about them.


Embrace Your Freedoms / Know Your Rights: A For Freedoms Town Hall

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nave Presentation Space, CCA San Francisco Campus

Featuring Hank Willis Thomas, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Karen Fiss, Jevohn Newsome, Zoé Samudzi, and Eduardo Valadez. Organized and moderated by Aaron Gach in collaboration with the National Lawyer’s Guild.


FREEDOM IS… A Constitution Day Town Hall

Monday, September 17, 2018

Nahl Hall, CCA Oakland Campus

Featuring CCA Faculty Michele Carlson, Shylah Hamilton, Jaime Knight, and Christine Wang, with an introduction by Associate Provost Julianne Kirgis and a For Freedoms project kickoff by Jaime Austin, Director of Exhibitions.


Artist Talk: Tahir Hemphill

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Timken Lecture Hall, CCA San Francisco Campus

Tahir Hemphill is an award-winning artist, educator, and creative technologist whose practice sits in the hybrid area between art, technology, social engagement, and interdisciplinary research.