Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Amanda Kazemi (future) MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Amanda Kazemi. Amanda is going to be an MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design and I wanted to create an audio time capsule before she embarks on this journey. We start the conversation talking about her dogs and how she became a dog mom. I asked Amanda if her pervious experience as an art teacher has informed her art and life. Amanda tells us about why she has decided to get her MFA and why she chose LCAD. We also talk about the culture of the arts community in San Diego, what it's like and what it has to offer. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Amanda please visit her Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/grayfractal/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.



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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Michelle Natividad Stein MFA San Diego State University

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we are talking with Michelle Stein. Michelle was a cohort of mine at San Diego State University School of Art and Design. We start off the conversation talking about how much we liked to make costumes for our kids! Michelle explained to us why she left nursing school to become an artist and how she defines her art and practice. We also took a deep dive into the MFA experience at SDSU. I asked Michelle to tell us her plans for the future including teaching and how she plans to continue making work. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Michelle please visit her Instagram:


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.


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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

John Martinez - Artist, Illustrator, Livestream Portraits

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we are talking with John Martinez. This episode is also available as livestream video on YouTube.com/thezimvideo. I discovered John on TikTok doing livestream portraits of people on Omegle. We start off the conversation talking about Star Wars and other things we enjoy from pop culture including a live chat question about the new Amazon Prime show Invincible. John tells us about his experience drawing portraits on livestream and what it's like using Omegle to do it. We also do a portrait reveal at the end of the podcast John drew one of me during the conversation and I made one of him before we started. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about John please visit his Instagram and website:
https://www.instagram.com/johnmartinezart/
http://www.johnmartinezart.com/

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Kitty Nix MFA at San Diego State University

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Kitty Nix. Kitty is a fellow MFA cohort with me at San Diego State University School of Art and Design. We start off the conversation with some fun get to know you type questions such as favorite color and favorite food which leads into some interesting conversations. Kitty also tells us about their practice as an artist and how they define it. We also talk a little about how the pandemic has effected Kitty's art and life. We finish off the podcasts with some thoughts about what Kitty want's to do after graduate school. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Kitty please visit their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kittycancel/



The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.



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Friday, March 19, 2021

Alyssa Stewart of Alyssa Stewart Art & Designs, Pet Portraits, Murals, Painter

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Alyssa Stewart. Alyssa is a working artist in San Diego California. We start off conversation with Alyssa breaking down some of her favorite coffee in San Diego. She tells us about what she is into these days a couple of which is running and quad roller skating. Alyssa and I investigate the blurry line between making art for commerce and making it for your soul. We also talk about how the pandemic and social justice have influenced us.  I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Alyssa please visit her website and Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/alyssastew.art/
https://www.alyssastew.art/


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.


Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color

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Thank you to the current Patreon supporters please visit their links:
Matthew B. http://www.mbacherart.com/
Rowan C. https://www.instagram.com/livelouderr/
Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/
Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Mirabel Wigon MFA at California State University Long Beach

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Mirabel Wigon. Mirabel is an MFA at California State University Long Beach, president of Fine Arts Roundtable at CSU Long Beach, and a curator of the CAMFA by Glamfa 2021. We started off the conversation learning about Mirabel's relationship with thrifting and why it's important to her. Mirabel tells us about her practice as a painter and how she defines herself. We also spend a good amount of time talking about community in art, and why that's important to her. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Mirabel please visit her website and Instagram:


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Stephanie Dolan MFA at California State University Northridge

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Stephanie Dolan. Stephanie is an MFA at California State University Northridge and a participant in the CAMFA by Glamfa exhibition. We start off the conversation getting to know Stephanie and why she likes gardens and animals. Stephanie tells us about her experience at CSUN and why she chose to do her MFA there. I asked Stephanie about making art during the pandemic and over zoom and how or if it's changed her practice.  Stephanie also shares a little about her experience serving in the military. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

If you would like to learn more about Stephanie please visit her website and Instagram:


The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.


Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color

https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote 

Thank you to the current Patreon supporters please visit their links:
Matthew B. http://www.mbacherart.com/
Rowan C. https://www.instagram.com/livelouderr/
Michael K. https://velvetjupiter.bandcamp.com/

Amanda Kazemi (future) MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Amanda Kazemi. Amanda is going to be an MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design a...