Saturday, July 18, 2020

Andrew Blackwell MFA at San Diego State University

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Andrew Blackwell. Andy and I both attend San Diego State University School of Art and Design. Andy tells us a little about what he has been up to this summer moving back to Little Rock Arkansas and doing some work on his parents kitchen. We also talk and try to make sense of the state of the world including the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and politics. Andy breaks down his experience as a graduate student at SDSU, why he chose it, the good, the not so good, and more. I also ask Andy about feeling successful as an artist and what it means to him. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

It Will All Work Out (Post-It Note Mural) 2020


The "It Will All Work Out" video serves three main purposes. One is I wanted to respond to the current moment our society is going through. To try to express through art how I am feeling about the Covid-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, and the current administration. Another purpose is I want to make sure that the limitations of accessing society due to the Covid-19 pandemic does not stop my attempt to make art and continue my pursuits in education as a graduate student at San Diego State University in the School of Art and Design. Presenting work in a format designed for the internet has always been important to me, and now is even more so. The third main purpose is to continue the investigation of how to use video through the lens of an artist.

Thanks for watching I look forward to hearing and reading your reactions to this work.

Jennifer Moore MFA at San Diego State University

On this podcast we talk to Jennifer Moore. Jennifer is another friend and cohort at San Diego State University. Jen and I talk about her cho...