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MFA Chronicles Podcast

48 EpisodesProduced by Alexander ZimmermanWebsite

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

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Naomi Chicoine MFA San Diego State University

August 15th, 2021

1:20:22

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 …

Amanda Kazemi (future) MFA at Laguna College of Art and Design

June 22nd, 2021

1:19:31

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 …

Michelle Natividad Stein MFA San Diego State University

June 3rd, 2021

1:11:38

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 …

John Martinez - Artist, Illustrator, Livestream Portraits

June 1st, 2021

1:06:10

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 …

Kitty Nix MFA at San Diego State University

April 27th, 2021

1:19:30

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 …

Alyssa Stewart of Alyssa Stewart Art & Designs, Pet Portraits, Murals, Painter

March 19th, 2021

1:19:05

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 …

Mirabel Wigon MFA at California State University Long Beach

March 7th, 2021

1:11:03

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Mirabel Wigon. Mirabel is an MFA at California State University Long Beach, president of Fine Arts Roundtable at CSU Long Beach, and a curator of the CAMFA by …

Stephanie Dolan MFA at California State University Northridge

February 21st, 2021

1:07:04

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Stephanie Dolan. Stephanie is an MFA at California State University Northridge and a …

Kara Nelson MFA at Mills College

February 12th, 2021

1:15:50

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we are joined by Kara Nelson. Kara is an MFA at Mills College and is another participant  in the CAMFA …

Bailey Davenport MFA at University of California San Diego

February 7th, 2021

1:04:51

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Bailey Davenport. Bailey is currently an MFA at University of California San Diego and a participant in the CAMFA by Glamfa 2021 exhibition. We start off the …

Dani Kwan MFA at University of California Santa Barbara

February 7th, 2021

1:30:46

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Dani Kwan. Dani is an MFA at University of California, Santa Barbara and also participating in the CAMFA by Glamfa 2021 exhibition. We started off the …

Kelsey Rae Thomas MFA at Mills College

February 6th, 2021

1:06:25

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Kelsey Rae Thomas. Kelsey is an MFA at Mills College and is a participant in the CAMFA by …

Matthew Pagoaga MFA at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

February 1st, 2021

1:13:10

On this episode of MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Matthew Pagoaga. Matthew is an MFA at California Institute of the Arts and is also participating in the CAMFA by Glamfa 2021 exhibition. Matthew and I start our …

Renae Wang MFA at Laguna College of Art + Design

January 27th, 2021

1:16:04

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 …

Andrea Clary MFA at California State University San Bernardino

January 24th, 2021

1:32:07

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 …

Ann Haeyoung MFA at University of California Los Angeles

January 19th, 2021

1:05:17

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 …

Katie Francis MFA at San Diego State University

January 18th, 2021

1:08:01

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 …

Maja Hegelund MFA at University of California Santa Barbara

January 16th, 2021

1:06:40

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 …

Gosia Wojas MFA at University of California Irvine

January 15th, 2021

1:14:16

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 …

Larry Li MFA at Otis College of Art and Design

January 14th, 2021

1:07:43

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 …

Taylor Griffith MFA at ArtCenter College of Design

January 14th, 2021

1:33:02

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. …

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

January 12th, 2021

1:29:41

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 …

Brandie Maddalena MFA at San Diego State University

January 8th, 2021

1:26:38

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 …

Sage Serrano MFA at San Diego State University

November 20th, 2020

1:09:00

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Sage Serrano.  Sage is another artist in the cohort at San Diego State University. I ask Sage some get to know you questions starting with her plans for …

Michelle Drummy MFA at San Diego State University

November 11th, 2020

1:11:18

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Michelle Drummy. Michelle is my friend and cohort at San Diego State University.  Michelle tells us why she is a bed potato and how much she enjoys watching The …

Jordan Reeves MFA at San Diego State University

October 28th, 2020

1:19:26

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Jordan Reeves.  Jordan is another fellow cohort at San Diego State University with me. Jordan and I ended up having a lot to talk about.  Since we are going to …

Julie Hilboldt MFA at Fontbonne University

October 18th, 2020

1:10:53

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we have a great conversation with Julie Hilboldt.  Julie is currently an MFA at  Fontbonne University …

Jennifer Moore MFA at San Diego State University

September 20th, 2020

56:06

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 …

Andrew Blackwell MFA at San Diego State University

July 18th, 2020

1:18:05

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 …

Noe Alonzo, Photographer, Neonnoir, Cyberpunk, Anime

June 17th, 2020

47:22

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 …

Matthew Bacher MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

June 15th, 2020

1:12:38

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 …

Zac Keane MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

June 11th, 2020

1:17:12

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 …

Katie Kurkjy, Sculptor/Reincarnator of Broken and Discarded Instruments

June 9th, 2020

1:11:19

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 …

Jodi Rockwell and Shawn Landis of Rockland Residency

May 25th, 2020

1:22:16

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Jodi Rockwell and Shawn Landis about Rockland Residency. In the first portion of the podcast we discuss how the pandemic has been affecting our lives, as …

Rachel Ness MFA Graduate from San Diego State University

May 16th, 2020

1:03:56

On this MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Rachel Ness.  Rachel is a graduating MFA at San Diego State University. She tells us about her experience as a student at SDSU sharing some of the highlights and struggles. …

Alexandra Valerio MA Candidate at San Diego State University

May 9th, 2020

1:19:07

On this MFA Chronicles we talk with Alexandra Valerio. Alexandra tells us a little about her early education in Mexico and how she was able to express and discover her creative side. We get in-depth on how the pandemic …

Juan Cabrera MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

May 4th, 2020

1:09:51

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles podcast we talk with Juan Cabrera. Juan is another MFA Candidate at San Diego State University finishing his third and final year as a graduate.  Juan tells us how he has been …

Michael Leavitt - Sculptor, Art Army, Tiny Happy People, ReMike

April 18th, 2020

1:10:07

This time on the MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk with Michael Leavitt. Mike and I go back a few years, we spend a moment reminiscing on the good old …

Lauren Verdugo - Woodworker, Maker, Student, SDSU

April 13th, 2020

59:05

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles podcast we are talking with Lauren Verdugo.  I caught up with Lauren and asked her about how she has been adjusting to life during Covid-19, what it has meant to her living …

Meredith Habermann MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

April 12th, 2020

1:02:49

On this MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk to Meredith Habermann.  Meredith and I talked about all sorts of things relating to art. First we got into how she has been reacting and responding to getting kicked off campus …

Tim Demuth MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

April 4th, 2020

50:23

"Hard work conquers all" - Tim Demuth

On this MFA Chronicles Podcast we talk to Tim Demuth.  It wouldn't be a proper conversation with Tim unless we …

Kline Swonger MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

April 4th, 2020

48:05

On this episode of the MFA Chronicles podcast we talk to Kline Swonger.  We talked about how she has been reacting to Covid-19, how it's been influencing her current and future work, and how she has personally dealt …

Linson Huang MFA Candidate at San Diego State University

April 3rd, 2020

1:01:22

This is our first official episode of the MFA Chronicles Podcast.  We have our very special guest Linson Huang.  Linson is an MFA Candidate at San Diego State University. His focus of study is interior architecture.  We …

Perception of Graphic Design Featuring: Arzu Ozkal

March 29th, 2020

22:02

In this podcast I interviewed Arzu Ozkal for a project I did on the perception of graphic design.  

Links:

https://www.contrary.info/

https://www.mfachronicles.com/

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Perception of Graphic Design Featuring: Phoebe Cornog & Roxy Prima of Pandr Design Co.

March 29th, 2020

24:41

In this podcast I interviewed Phoebe Cornog & Roxy Prima of Pandr Design Co. for a project I did on the perception of graphic design.  

Links:

https://www.pandrdesignco.com/

https://www.mfachronicles.com/

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Perception of Graphic Design Featuring: Philip Brun Del Re

March 29th, 2020

18:16

In this podcast I interviewed Philip Brun Del Re for a project I did on the perception of graphic design.  

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/slim_chili/

https://www.mfachronicles.com/

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Perception of Graphic Design Featuring: Willem Henri Lucas

March 29th, 2020

41:32

In this podcast I interviewed Willem Henri Lucas for a project I did on the perception of graphic design.  

Links:

https://twitter.com/whlucas

https://www.mfachronicles.com/


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Perception of Graphic Design Featuring: Jonathan Mantell-Johnson

March 29th, 2020

22:00

In this podcast I interviewed Jonathan Mantell-Johnson for a project I did on the perception of graphic design.  

Links:

https://www.jmantelljohnson.com/

https://www.mfachronicles.com/


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