A podcast that explores, through interviews with artists, the idea that the work you do for pay supports the work you do for love.
Lennon Michelle Wolcott Hernandez - a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist who works in graduate admissions.
In this bonus episode between seasons, I talk to Lennon Michelle Wolcott Hernandez, a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist who works in graduate admissions. Lennon received her BFA from Michigan State University, then attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University for the Post-Bac and MFA programs. In recent work, Lennon explores how having a full-time job impacts artists’ time for creativity and practice.
Bonus Ep with Laura Torres, who quit her day job to focus more time on her creative practice!
In this bonus episode, I speak with S1:E2 artist Laura Torres about her decision to quit her full-time day job in higher education fundraising in order to spend more time on her circus arts training and everything else that supports her creative practice.
Bonus chat with Elizabeth Amento on her move from SF to NYC
In this bonus episode, I speak with S1:E1 artist Elizabeth Amento about her decision to quit her day job in San Francisco and move to New York City.
Mike Rothfeld - a Sculptor and Arts Administrator living and working in Oakland & San Francisco
In the final episode of the podcast, I speak with artist & arts administrator Mike Rothfeld, who lives and works in Oakland & San Francisco. Mike serves as Director of Academic Administration for the Humanities & Sciences Division at CCA, where he also received his graduate degrees in 2014. Mike has exhibited broadly, notably at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and as part of YBCA's 'Bay Area Now 7'. We discuss how he juggles an increasingly demanding career with a dedicated studio practice.
Nicole Kita - a NorCal Artist who works as an Educator and Advocate for Artists with Developmental Disabilities
In episode 9, I speak with NorCal artist Nicole Kita, who works as an educator and advocate for artists with developmental disabilities. Born in Canada and raised in Florida, Nicole moved to Boston for grad school, graduating into the economic recession. Eventually she relocated to a rural part of California near Eureka, by way of Chicago, where she returns from time to time to print at Crosshair Studio during a sort of art vacation and self-designed residency.
Em Meine, an Oakland-based artist who works in art & design higher ed
In episode 8, I speak with Oakland-based artist Em Meine, who works in faculty affairs at California College of the Arts. With a BFA from MICA and an MFA from CCA, Em has previously worked as a studio assistant and in production and operations at a creative business in NY. We talk a lot about professional development in formal training as an artist, and the relationship between the work she does for pay and her creative output.
Honest + insightful
Have recently started binge-listening to Artists in Offices, and as a self-described “artist in an office” myself, find the conversations in-depth and insightful. Refreshing to hear from artists who are juggling multiple careers and navigating the hustle speak honestly about their experiences. Great work! -Nicole (Beyond the Studio podcast)
Enjoyed episode one - already want a follow up with how artist in office is doing in NY!