February 20, 2019

2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition at Minnesota Street Project

California College of the Arts (CCA)

From front, counter-clockwise: Nkirukah Oparah, Hyeyoon Song, Jamie Turner, and Tania Balan-Gaubert, 2018 CCA MFA exhibition. Photo: Zhengdong Yeh.

Join CCA’s Graduate Program in Fine Arts for its 2019 MFA exhibition! Featuring the work of 23 emerging artists across disciplines, artists will debut their thesis work at Minnesota Street Project in the Dogpatch arts district of San Francisco.

Organized as part of the CCA MFA curriculum by faculty Glen Helfand, Ranu Mukherjee, and Kim Nyugen, the annual MFA Thesis Exhibition culminates the graduate students’ two years of work within the program and marks their transition to the public stage in a professional gallery setting. This year, the artists present work throughout the Minnesota Street Project building, including the ground floor atrium, media gallery and lounge as well as in upstairs galleries. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Regular viewing hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm

Exhibiting artists: Najah Alboushi, Dave Beeman, River Black, Michelle Bonilla Garcia, Zoë Eagan-Gardner, Preston Fox, Becca Imrich, Mallory Kimmel, Amanda Larson, dani lopez, Vincent Miranda, Ava Morton, Justin Nagle, Judit Navratil, Jessica Oler, Efe Özmen, Palija Shrestha, Yoko Tahara, Wenyi Tang, Luoyi Tong, Gabriela Yoque, Shiyu Zhang, Yiran Zou

About the California College of the Arts Graduate Program in Fine Arts
The Graduate Program in Fine Arts at CCA is a rigorous interdisciplinary program designed to foster critical thinking, self-awareness, and ambitious artistic production in a supportive studio environment. The program prepares students for a long-term engagement with a contemporary arts practice through a combination of mentoring, coursework, and co-curricular opportunities that are deeply engaged in contemporary issues and in dialogue with the professional art world.

The curriculum is designed to generate critical dialogue with faculty and visiting artists, and culminates in a final exhibition of work and a written thesis. Students have the opportunity to work with a professional curator to develop and install a significant public exhibition. The program accepts students through an interdisciplinary admissions process that looks for both conceptual ambition and formal excellence.

CCA is one of the ten most diverse schools in the United States and the work in the MFA exhibition is a reflection of that diversity.

About Minnesota Street Project
Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term.

Founded by entrepreneurs and collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project was inspired by the couple's belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area region as a whole.

Their vision of a dynamic, self-sustaining enterprise that shares its economic success with arts businesses and professionals aims to encourage heightened support for the arts from newcomer and established patrons alike.

About California College of the Arts
Located at the center of innovation and technology in the San Francisco Bay Area, California College of the Arts is home to a world-renowned faculty of practicing artists and entrepreneurs, and a diverse community of makers that are boldly reimagining the world. Offering 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in fine arts, architecture, design, and writing, CCA’s creative culture is built around the ideals of interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, and community engagement.

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