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Hosted by Alexander Zimmerman aka theZim. I became a Master of Fine Arts Student at San Diego State University September 2019. This podcast is a documentation of my journey through personal thoughts and conversations with others. Find out more at www.mfachronicles.com

MFA Chronicles Podcast Alexander Zimmerman

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    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

Hosted by Alexander Zimmerman aka theZim. I became a Master of Fine Arts Student at San Diego State University September 2019. This podcast is a documentation of my journey through personal thoughts and conversations with others. Find out more at www.mfachronicles.com

    Naomi Chicoine MFA San Diego State University

    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 with me. I had a good time getting to know Naomi in this conversations. We started off some get to know you questions such as favorite movie, music and food. Naomi then told us about her practice as and artist and how she defines it. We did a thorough breakdown of her MFA experience so far and why she chose SDSU. Naomi and I finished the conversation talking about social media and its influence on our art. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    If you would like to learn more about Naomi please visit her website and Instagram:
    https://naomichicoine.weebly.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/naomichicoine

    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
    James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Amanda Kazemi (future) MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design

    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/

    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/
    Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb
    James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Michelle Natividad Stein MFA San Diego State University

    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:

    https://www.instagram.com/Michellenatividadart/



    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/
    Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb
    James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    • 1 hr 11 min
    John Martinez - Artist, Illustrator, Livestream Portraits

    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/

    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/
    Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb
    James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Kitty Nix MFA at San Diego State University

    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/

    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/
    Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb
    James S. youtube.com/channel/UC_TDTw0nuZKee7OIV8L6CIw

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Alyssa Stewart of Alyssa Stewart Art & Designs, Pet Portraits, Murals, Painter

    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/

    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/
    Brenden S. https://www.facebook.com/ImmensityCrumb


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Lv the Artist Support

Terrific Q&A with Contemporary Jewelry artist Rachel Ness! Know her exceptional talents rather well but fun to hear her talk about her work, her path and future. Your questions were well thought out Zim!

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Great show!

I’m a big fan of Lauren and a proud owner of her work and it was nice to hear about her time with Larry and working at the Maloof foundation. Keep up the good work and you’ll definitely go far.

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