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/


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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.

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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/

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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...