Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Renae Wang MFA at Laguna College of Art + Design

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Renae Wang. Renae is also a participant in the CAMFA by Glamfa 2021 exhibition and a graduate at Laguna Collage of Art + Design. We start off the conversation talking about how Renae likes to go for drives. She tells us about her practice of meditation and learning it from her mother. I asked Renae about her practice as an artist and how she defines herself. Renae tell us why she chose LCAD and what the experience has been like for her so far. Renae and I also talk about making art and how the audience can influence the process. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Andrea Clary MFA at California State University San Bernardino

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Andrea Clary. Andrea is another member of the CAMFA by Glamfa 2021 exhibition and attends California State University San Bernardino. Andrea and I reminisce about Seattle and compare it to Southern California. Andrea tells us about how she defines herself as an artist, and how she got started. I asked Andrea about her experience as an MFA, why she wanted to get her degree, and what she took away from it. We also talk about how the pandemic influenced her art and education. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Ann Haeyoung MFA at University of California Los Angeles

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Ann Haeyoung. Ann is an MFA at University of California, Los Angeles and another participant in the CAMFA by GLAMFA 2021 exhibition.  I start this conversation a little different by asking Ann a few get to know you questions such as her favorite movie, food, and what is one of her pet peeves. Ann tells us about her experience so far as a graduate student at UCLA, why she chose it and how the pandemic has influenced her experience. Ann also told us about her art and how her experience working in tech has informed it. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Katie Francis MFA at San Diego State University

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with my friend and cohort Katie Francis. Katie is an MFA at San Diego State University. We start the conversation talking about music and how Katie likes to decompress and reset when needed. Katie tells me about her journey deciding to go to graduate school and why she picked SDSU. I asked Katie what her relationship with functional objects are as it relates to graduate school and selling her work. We also talked about how the pandemic has influenced her work and career as a student. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Maja Hegelund MFA at University of California Santa Barbara

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Maja Hegelund. Maja is an MFA at UC Santa Barbra and also a part of the CAMFA by GLAMFA exhibition. We start the conversation talking about how Denmark views what is going on in America from the pandemic to the insurrection. I asked Maja how she feels Denmark has been handling the pandemic. Maja also tells us about her experience so far as an MFA at UCSB with having to stay in Denmark. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Gosia Wojas MFA at University of California Irvine

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Gosia Wojas.  Gosia is an MFA at University of California Irvine, and another participant in the CAMFA by GLAMFA 2021 exhibition. We start off the conversation talking about the weather in Southern California and how is impacts our practice as artist. Gosia tell us some about the differences in philosophy of perusing an MFA in Poland vs. the US. She also tells us about her experience at UCI and why she chose to go there. I asked Gosia how the pandemic and 2020-21 has influenced her practice as both and artist and a student. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Larry Li MFA at Otis College of Art and Design

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we chat with Larry Li. Larry is an MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles California. I connected with Larry because we are both a part of the CAMFA by GLAMFA 2021 exhibition. We started our conversation talking about what we like to watch including Watchmen and anime. Larry told us about why he decided to attend Otis and what his experience has been so far. I asked Larry about his relationship with painting and how he see the medium staying relevant into the future. Larry also shared with us his hopes for what he would like after he graduates. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Taylor Griffith MFA at ArtCenter College of Design

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Taylor Griffith. Taylor is another artist involved in the CAMFA by GLAMFA 2021 exhibition. I started off by asking Taylor what he does to unwind, he told us he likes to explore Sunken City and tells us why. We get in depth around his experience at the ArtCenter College of Design, why he chose it and what he likes about it. Taylor also tells us about how the pandemic has influenced his art and what he has done about it. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Ross Doyle MFA at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)


On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Ross Doyle. Ross is a first year MFA at California Institute of the Arts aka CalArts. I got a hold of Ross because we are both a part of the CAMFA by GLAMFA exhibition. I opened the conversation with Ross by asking him if he is a coffee or tea person, he gave us some recommendations for his favorite coffee blends. We got into his choice to attend CalArts, why he chose it and how it has been going so far. Ross also explains his identity as a painter and how his design background has influenced it. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Brandie Maddalena MFA at San Diego State University

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Brandie Maddalena. Brandie is a fellow cohort at San Diego State University. Brandi and I start the conversation talking about what we did through our winter break including how Brandie and her family celebrate Yule. I asked Brandi how the terrorist siege at the capital, marches for social justice, and the pandemic has effected her. Brandie also tells me about her art and why she decided to go to SDSU for graduate school. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Naomi Chicoine MFA San Diego State University

On today's episode of the MFA Chronicles podcast we are talking with Naomi Chicoine. Naomi is a cohort at San Diego State University wit...