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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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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

    Jennifer Moore MFA at San Diego State University

    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 choice to go to SDSU for graduate school, what it's been like for her as a graduate student. We also talk about what it's been like making art during the pandemic and how it's effected her practice as and artist and student. Jen shares what she does when she has a creative block and what she does to decompress as an artist. I also ask Jen what her future plans as an artist are. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    If you would like to learn more visit Jennifers Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/junipertea/

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    • 56 min
    Andrew Blackwell MFA at San Diego State University

    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.

    If you would like to learn more about Andy please visit his Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/bhboiseries/

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Noe Alonzo, Photographer, Neonnoir, Cyberpunk, Anime

    Noe Alonzo, Photographer, Neonnoir, Cyberpunk, Anime

    On this MFA Chronicles podcast we talk with Noe Alonzo. We started the conversation asking Noe what are some of his recommendations and favorite anime. I asked Noe to give us a comparison of how Korea and America differ in terms of culture and the pandemic, he also told us how politics are viewed differently by both places. Noe also gave us insights into how he uses social media, what he sees as a successful practice and what he doesn't like about it.  Noe tells us how he balances his job of being and english teacher with his pursuits of being a creative, and why he likes the balance he has achieved. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Noe as much as I did.

    If you would like to learn more about Noe please visit his website and Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/noealzii/

    https://noealz.com/

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    • 47 min
    Matthew Bacher MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

    Matthew Bacher MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

    On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with fellow first year graduate candidate Matthew Bacher.  Matthew and I started off the conversation reflecting on the pandemic and Black Lives Matter and how we have been affected by them.  Matthew then tells me about some of his plans for teaching drawing in the Fall 2020 semester. I ask Matthew about his experience as a graduate student so far, what are some of the positives and some of the negatives of the experience. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    If you would like to learn more about Matthew please visit his website and Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/matthew_bacher

    http://www.mbacherart.com/

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Zac Keane MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

    Zac Keane MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

    On this podcast we talk with Zac Keane. Zac is another cohort of mine at San Diego State University. We talk about the Black Lives Matter protests, the pandemic, and how they have been affecting us. Zac tells us about his experience at San Diego State University as a graduate student, why he chose to attend, what he likes about it, and what he struggles with. Zac also tells about his art, some of his influences, and moments that have informed him to become the artist he is. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    If you would like to learn more about Zac please visit his website and Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/cpthardderps/

    https://619thelineman.wixsite.com/woodworking

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Katie Kurkjy, Sculptor/Reincarnator of Broken and Discarded Instruments

    Katie Kurkjy, Sculptor/Reincarnator of Broken and Discarded Instruments

    On this MFA Chronicles podcast we talk to my old friend and sculptor Katie Kurkjy. I am fortunate to have this be the second time I have had Katie on one of my podcasts, the first time was on Word On the Street. Katie tells about her main influence to making her practice as an artist sustainable and the steps required to do it. We also talk about her having to reset her practice due to a back injury, what happened and what her plans are. Katie and I also took a moment to reflect on the pandemic and protests against police brutality. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    If you would like to learn more about Katie please visit her Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/sculptorkatie/

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    • 1 hr 11 min

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MadisonBob ,

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!

Mutantgames ,

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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