June 2022

CCA MFA Class of 2022 Thesis Exhibition

California College of the Arts (CCA)

Amy Zheng, Fragments back the Whole I (background) and Fragments back the Whole II (foreground), 2022. Mixed media, mixed media sculpture, 45 × 108” and 70 × 28 × 15”.

Bryce LeFort, Glorious (foreground), 2022. Copper on laminated Douglas fir, dimensions variable.

Corrie Wille, Ripley, 2022. Ceramic, glaze, epoxy resin, 16 × 25  × 26”.

Danielle Cook, Forest/Teamwork/Pool Party/Real Estate, 2022. Digital photographs.

Ellie Loo, (Un)Spoken Truths, 2022. Multimedia sculptural installation, 57 × 111 × 78”.

Ester Karnoski, Loving, 2022. Oil on canvas, 40 × 30”.

Gregory Blanche, Blue Forest Walk, 2022. Oil on canvas, 48 × 72”.

Gwen Dongfang, Don’t Stare, 2022. Screen and wood, 54 × 50 × 15”.

Irene Cai, Machine#1 — Yes, they are dying, 2022. Woods, soil, plants, paper, water, and fertilizer, 60 × 60 × 10”.

Jasmin Viducic, Safe Haven, 2022. Wool yarn with synthetic and natural dyes, dimensions variable.

Jihyeon Lim, Bird of Paradise, 2022. Colored pencil, acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel, and oil on canvas, 72 × 48”.

Katayoun Bahrami, The Weight of The Wall, 2022. Crocheted bricks, mirrors, dried borage, video projection, dimensions variable.

Linda Fenney, Bed, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 72 × 60”.

Liz Lis, the last perch, infested with splendor (memory of a future fossil), 2022. Watercolor, ink, found paper, acrylic, velvet, thread, and glitter on paper with glazed ceramic, 60 × 10”.

Seráb Sarabia, Psalm 51, 2022. Inkjet on white linen, 44 × 60”.

Nicki Shockz, The Dragon Era, 2022. Hand-dyed challis and cotton, acrylic, neon polyester thread, stretcher bars covered in crushed velvet, polyester stuffing, and assorted stuffed animal eyes, 216 × 60”.

Niv Rajendra, Home is a Practice, 2020–22. Video, print, collaboration, and rosemary. Home is a Practice includes four videos that explore rituals of placemaking, deep listening, and land acknowledgment. Videos: The Decomposing Guava, 2021, 5 minutes 45 seconds; Besitos x Natalia Lecuona, 2021, 1 minute 39 seconds; Besitos x Carlos Medellin, 2021, 1 minutes 33 seconds; [Co-lab], 2021, 2 minute 45 seconds. Newspaper-print zines WE’ave the People, 2020 Seed, Play and Unite, 2022.

Pratyush Swarup, Untitled 1,2, 2021. Long-exposure digital and print photographs, 60 × 75”.

Rachel Parish, Maybe It Will Last Ten Years, 2021. Ink on canvas, 67 × 55”.

Roy Vessil, Of Sedimental Skin, 2021–22. Three mixed-media structures of 80-percent recycled materials, 20-percent other, dimensions variable.

Shao-Feng Hsu, Night Swimming, 2022. Silver gelatin print, 16 × 20”.

Steve Zhang, Hidden, 2022. Paper, screen print, ink, fabric, cup, and chair, 60 × 60 × 60”.

Trina Michelle Robinson, Berea, 2021. HD video, 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

Wendi Wang, She Said, She Said, 2021. Stair-climbing cart, filled Pelican 1450 case, Digitakt sampler, headphone, Monster Energy drinks, leather jacket, 15 × 17 × 34”.

Yiming Si, mist, 2021. Inkjet print, 24 × 28”; the chair, 2021. Inkjet print, 24 × 28”; linen, 2021. Inkjet print, 24 × 28”; untitled, 2022, Inkjet print, 24 × 28”; lifeline, 2022. Inkjet print, 24 × 28”; midnight nap, 2022. Inkjet print, 28 × 24”.

Zhen Cao, Some Day I Will See You Again, 2022. Wire and paper, 60 × 15 × 9”.

The Graduate Fine Arts Program at California College of the Arts attracts an international cohort of emerging artists to work with renowned faculty and distinguished visitors in the culturally diverse San Francisco Bay Area. The two-year MFA program is characterized by a culture of critique, studio making, and social engagement. This gallery showcases the diverse artworks made by the CCA’s MFA class of 2022, whose works were exhibited at the Wattis Institute, in March and April of this year.

Participating Artists

Katayoun Bahrami
Gregory Blanche
Irene Cai
Zhen Cao
Danielle Cook
Gwen Dongfang
Linda Fenney
Shao-Feng Hsu
Ester Karnoski
Bryce LeFort
Jihyeon Lim
Liz Lis
Ellie Loo
Rachel Parish
Niv Rajendra
Trina Michelle Robinson
Miguel Sarabia
Yiming Si
Nicki Shockz
Pratyush Swarup
Roy Vessil
Jasmin Viducic
Wendi Wang
Corrie Wille
Steve Zhang
Amy Zheng

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Benefitting from its San Francisco Bay Area location, the college prepares students for lifelong creative work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. CCA offers a rich curriculum of twenty-two undergraduate and eleven graduate programs in art, design, architecture, and writing taught by a faculty of expert practitioners. In 2020 U.S. News & World Report ranked CCA as one of the top ten graduate schools for fine arts in the country.

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