Austin Art Talk Podcast

Austin Art Talk Podcast

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In depth conversations and wisdom from Austin artists and creatives, about life, work, and creativity.
51: Drew Riley - Gender Portraits
Dec 10 • 68 min
"One of the things that helped me be a better ally to other communities is to believe people. Generally you don’t need evidence to trust if a whole community is saying something. If a whole community is saying we experience this or if a whole community is…
50: Tammie Rubin - Everything You Ever
Dec 3 • 71 min
"I think that the thread has definitely been that it’s all sculptural. I’m truly a 3D person. The idea and the making of the work kind of happen at the same time. Or maybe I cant identify exactly what comes first but I feel like I am pushed forward in the…
49: Darden Smith - The Habit Of Noticing
Nov 17 • 56 min
"Getting in the habit of noticing is what is essential to actually being an artist. You have to first off get in the habit seeing things and noticing. It's not only visually seeing, it’s hearing, and listening, and tasting and using your senses. Wake up…
48: Randal Ford - The Animal Kindgom
Oct 27 • 66 min
“We have literally been depicting animals since we could make artwork, since we could paint on the walls of caves. It’s pretty much across every culture and civilization in history, animals have been part of artwork that’s been created. I just found that…
47: Maura Grace Ambrose - Folk Fibers
Oct 21 • 76 min
"Being a parent I can relate. I know what it’s like now to not be able to work on projects that I want to work on. And those are like real life obstacles, whether it’s a day job, or a sick family member, or a young child that needs taken care of. There…
46: Shawn Camp - Dualities of Existence
Oct 12 • 64 min
"A single object can be these extremely different things depending on the context. When the lights are bright in the gallery a whole bunch of what that painting is becomes completely obscured, it’s not even present at all or barely visible or not even…
45: Dameon Lester - Serene Disturbance
Oct 6 • 50 min
"I had never been to a glacier. I had this vision of them being these giant massive things that were just there. I never really thought about how much of a living organism they are. Growing and retreating, melting, and expanding and changing. When we went…
44: Vy Ngo - Present In This Moment
Sep 24 • 63 min
"We are all connected. We need to be a village for each other and raise and support each other through everything. Being in the art community what I have found is that I've finally found my tribe. I found my tribe in the people that understand the…
43: Vincent Valdez - The Beginning is Near
Sep 17 • 78 min
"These images like murals are images that can speak to people and that people can identify with. You don’t have to be from a certain background or certain city or community or ethnicity or political belief or religious belief. These are my visual…
42: Marjorie Moore - Drawn from Nature
Sep 8 • 60 min
“I don’t remember what artist said this but I’ve always liked this. She said ‘There are no dumb ideas.’ And I always keep that in my head. Maybe you are not going like it when you get to that point of is this done or isn’t or who cares. You have to try…
41: Valerie Fowler - Layers of Meaning
Aug 25 • 67 min
"For me it only becomes an artwork if it has the potential to have a lot of layers of meaning. I have my themes that I always want to emphasize and I’m always looking for ways buoy those themes and so I’m on the look out. The aesthetics are never the…
40: John Paul Caponigro - Find Your Way
Aug 18 • 66 min
"You really need to define success for yourself, separately from the reactions of other people. If you are waiting to publish the book or get collected by museum X or all of those things that depend on other people, you need to reframe success for…
39: Caitlin G McCollom - Following My Vision
Aug 6 • 74 min
"You have to cultivate your own ability to be inspired. As I become more mature as an artist its how do I create the circumstances to cultivate the mood and the mental state I need to be in to really connect with my vision as an artist." Four years ago…
38: Claude Van Lingen
Jul 30 • 52 min
“My advice would be to work as hard as you can on your work and get interested. Use anything you can, get hold of anything you can. Study that and work at it. You have to work at it a lot. Research, do your work, and get as much knowledge as you can from…
37: Pooneh Ghana - For the Love of Music
Jul 21 • 56 min
"It’s easy to get stagnant with what you are doing. I just want to keep staying motivated and keep getting better. But also just not being so hard on myself. It’s easy to be your own worst critic and just think everything you are doing is horrible and…
36: William T. Carson & Rebecca Rothfus Harrell - SOURCE MATERIAL
Jul 15 • 56 min
“In one of our early meetings I expressed to Rebecca that I was having some confusion around how do I continue to present things and ideas that I have worked on in the past. Working with this material of coal but also introduce something new and explore…
35: Madeline Irvine - Naturally Curious
Jul 8 • 55 min
"I just love learning from the work. Just leaving it open and learning. It’s part of my being in the world. I try to be patient with myself and my artwork. There were years where it felt like it didn’t connect to the larger art world. But I just had to…
34: Dawn Okoro - Punk Noir
Jun 23 • 66 min
"For me authenticity is being truthful, and just allowing yourself to be vulnerable." "I express myself through fashion by just letting it flow and just walking into my closet and kind of treating it like a palette and just wearing what I feel and…
33: Paul Soileau
Jun 16 • 66 min
"It’s not easy but for me it’s very enjoyable to put on these wigs and be these people. One mainly because I am an entertainer and I like to entertain people and I like what these characters do to people, and to me. But then in a deeper sense I’m very…
32: Laura Caffrey - Reject/Respect
Jun 9 • 54 min
"I am generally not thinking about what it means because I don’t know that I am imbuing it with any particular sort of meaning. I’m more inclined to let the viewer take what they want from it. I’m not generally sending a message. Except, look at this…
31: Charles Heppner - Moved by Beauty
Jun 3 • 57 min
“This is what I want, this is what makes me fulfilled, is to make work. I need to do that. In order to go further, in order to grow, as an artist you have to do! You can’t ask why all the time. You can ask why later.” Visual artist Charles Heppner’s work…
30: Jason Phelps - The Creative Self
May 26 • 59 min
"Who are the people in your life that inspire you, that support you, that you can connect with on a regular basis, to keep that creative spirit going, to inspire you to explore things that you maybe never have?" "If you have something that lights your…
29: America Martin - It’s Not Enough Just to Look
May 19 • 59 min
"The way that I look at things, anything, even this big storm brewing outside, I feel like my eyes aren’t acknowledging it enough. I feel almost restless that I’m not able to look at it and be satisfied. I want to capture it again. I want to hold the…
28: Elizabeth Chiles - Weave
May 12 • 56 min
"What are the sensual takeaways from being in a place? When I think about how it feels to be lying in my backyard in the hammock watching the pecan trees it's not static images of green leaves. It's spectral light, it's rainbow light moving through. It…
27: Faustinus - El Subconsciente
May 5 • 60 min
"We all are photographers. Everybody will have their own excuses to take photos. But to me just being able to keep shooting I think it is already in my veins, in my mind, in my heart, in my soul." Photographer Faustinus Deraet learns more about himself…
26: Karen Hawkins - The Pink Bow Project
Apr 29 • 55 min
"I am just grateful that people are finding this as an outlet to be able to say that this happened to them. As a way of walking through and finding some semblance of healing in it or using it as their very first outcry. There are people who have reached…
25: Jenn Hassin - A Life Of Service
Apr 21 • 72 min
"If everyone that wants to make a difference, just started making and taking those steps to actually make a difference, then imagine the world we would live in. I think that doing good today is invaluable and we need it. Just do it. Just start. Just take…
24: AKIRASH
Apr 14 • 82 min
"People they are the cloth that protect me, that cover me. Without them, I’m nothing, I can't do anything. So they take me to this level. They should not leave me here. They should continue. Be behind me. Be forward. Be at the back. Be at the side. And I…
23: Ron Berry - Fusebox Festival
Apr 7 • 61 min
"Within our festival there’s space for really different kinds of expression of art, and some of those are perhaps harder immediately to relate to. But we’re holding space for those artists to challenge things, to experiment, to tinker. To help us as…
22: Elizabeth Hendley - The Power of Art Therapy
Mar 31 • 76 min
“Giving people compassion and respect, it just goes such a long way to healing. You never know what somebody is going through or what could happen in their lives.” A lot of people don’t know what art therapy is but for those who do they probably…
21: Natalia Sylvester - Everyone Knows You Go Home
Mar 24 • 60 min
“We all have creativity in us and we’re all very imaginative people but we also have all these voices that tell us we’re not. I just don’t give myself credit for it. I don’t think any of us do.” Novelist Natalia Sylvester says of her most recent book, she…
20: Griffon Ramsey - Chainsaw Art
Mar 17 • 66 min
"That's the thing that got me excited about being creative is that you start with nothing and then something happens. We have so much power as creatives." If you get to the point in your artistic career where you are invited to help carve and build a…
19: Deborah Roberts - Dedicated to the Work
Mar 10 • 64 min
"I’ve always dedicated my life to the work, and what ever the work needed that’s what I did." It has been an incredible year for Austin based artist Deborah Roberts. But after decades of hard work and scholarship it’s not really a surprise. She was…
18: Roi James - Leaps of Faith
Mar 3 • 72 min
"You're an artist, you can create your future" After twenty years of being a full time artist you learn a few things. Like how to make simple but transcendent art, and how powerful and capable you really are. At least that could be said for Roi James,…
17: Kirk Weddle - The Next Big Gig
Feb 24 • 50 min
Advertising and editorial photographer Kirk Weddle has worked with a lot of different local and corporate clients on jobs that have taken him all over the world. Throughout his career he has honed his skills photographing people and loves to do…
16: Bale Creek Allen - No Limitations
Feb 17 • 81 min
Bale Creek Allen has chosen to pursue a beautiful and rich life and live by his own rules. He is a prolific artist with a great work ethic who creates art in a very diverse amount of ways and with many different materials. Bronze, neon, sculpture,…
15: Michael Anthony García
Feb 3 • 56 min
Michael Anthony García is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator, and activist. His work takes many forms and attempts to addresses personal, local, and global issues, often highlighting those in this world who are marginalized, unseen, and under…
14: Nancy Mims - It Begins With A Walk
Jan 20 • 54 min
By seeking out the mundane and overlooked visual aspects of our world and sharing them through her perspective Nancy Mims shows us the beauty and expansiveness we might be missing. There can be order from chaos and it can be photographed. Not stopping…
13: Flip Solomon - (Bonus Stories) Lek Chailert and the Hare Dream
Jan 16 • 15 min
This is bonus content from the interview with Flip Solomon Episode 12. The first inspiring story is about Lek Chailert who with the help of many others saves and rehabilitates hundreds of animals in Thailand. The second story is of a dream that inspired a…
12: Flip Solomon - Darkest Before Dawn
Jan 13 • 66 min
Flip Solomon grew up with art being at the center of her world but after leaving home found herself exploring everything else life has to offer for many years. But with the arrival of her daughter and the necessity of self care and meditation, to manage…
11: PRINTAUSTIN - Cathy Savage & Elvia Perrin
Dec 30, 2017 • 62 min
PRINTAUSTIN is one of the top art events in town that happens every January and February. Cathy Savage and Eliva Perrin started this celebration of printmaking five years ago, and with a lot of hard work and some help along the way they have created a…
10: Claire Howard - Curating & The Open Road
Dec 23, 2017 • 56 min
This interview is with Claire Howard, the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art here in Austin. The museum is currently hosting a traveling photography exhibit called The Open Road: Photography and the American Road…
9: Hayley Gillespie - Art.Science.Gallery.
Dec 16, 2017 • 57 min
Turns out that art and science are more related than you might expect. This weeks highly informative episode is with Dr. Hayley Gillespie, the founder and director of Art.Science.Gallery. She has bachelor’s degrees in biology, fine art, and environmental…
8: Yuliya Lanina - The Nature of Being
Dec 9, 2017 • 61 min
Yuliya Lanina is one of the most diverse artists I know having already gained a lot of experience and wisdom in her life and career. Her work is evocative and multi dimensional and is most often intended to be interacted with face to face in an immersive…
7: Paloma Mayorga - Healing & Empowerment in Art
Dec 2, 2017 • 60 min
Since graduating from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in 2010, Paloma Mayorga has inhabited and worked in three different art worlds. She has had a great career, at a young age, as a professional artist, has worked with and curated many…
6: Steven Walker - Rocking Photography
Nov 18, 2017 • 68 min
Moving to America from England almost four years ago was a risky move for him and his family, but Steven Walker made it work because he knew it would. Persistence, hard work, and a love for music and photography were key ingredients. His vision was for a…
5: Emily Galusha - Undercurrents
Nov 11, 2017 • 65 min
Painter, illustrator, and graphic designer Emily Galusha did not start out with the intention of becoming an artist, even though she had a very creative and supportive upbringing. After studying dance for many years she transitioned to 2D art and being a…
4: Patrick Puckett - Nostalgic Figures
Nov 4, 2017 • 54 min
When I arrived at Patrick's he offered me a drink and we had a great talk while sipping Old Fashioneds and trying to keep his hound dog Boudro calm and quiet. From his childhood and college years in Mississippi, to his 6 year hiatus from painting after…
3: Shea Little - EAST and the Artist
Oct 28, 2017 • 61 min
If you have been in Austin long and are into art you have probably heard of the East Austin Studio Tour or Big Medium. One person at the center of both from the beginning has been Shea Little. With EAST 2017 coming up it made sense to sit down with Shea…
2: Troy Campa - Architecture to Art Gallery
Oct 21, 2017 • 58 min
Troy Campa, co-founer with his partner of CAMIBAart, started out as an architect in Houston but then decided to change careers, and after a year break decided to open a gallery in Austin. We talk about that transition, what he has learned over the last…
1: Stephen Clark - Austin History and the Photographic Gallery
Oct 14, 2017 • 73 min
For our first episode we speak with Mr. Clark about his rich history living in Austin and also about the ins and outs of running a gallery and selling art. After you listen to the show check out some of the links below to many of the people he mentions in…