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Studio Confessions is the brainchild of Luis Martin / The Art Engineer. The artist uses the podcast to share his firsthand experiences of being an emerging artist and sharing a POC’s POV. With over twenty years experience as an artist, curator and museum educator, Martín leverages his curiosity, ambition and pop psych wit to deliver biweekly conversations and monologues you’ll want to listen in on.
 
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Join me as I take my summer break and leave you with a summer prompt: Look around, does your current environment give you wings? Does the quality of the life you live, live up to the American dream we have bought into? Come along, I am back in one of the places that give me wings and flight. This is an invitation and a calling for adventure and abo…
 
Listen in as artist Courtney Alexander talks about “Dust II Onyx”, a tarot deck she created that celebrates the Black experience through the lens and tradition of this universal divination tool. The artist talks about her multi layered approach to creating art that inspires her to go big as a large person who is often expected to play small. We tal…
 
Join this fascinating conversation with the pioneer lifestyle-performer, artist and academic Ben Sander aka Brini Maxwell. Ben talks about his drag persona and hosting a subtly groundbreaking television show in the 90’s. and how he is now developing her into high art. We also talk about his collaborations with his mother and how working with his me…
 
Join me in this remarkable conversation with Artist Yasmín Hernández. Listen in as this artist gracefully articulates a core Latinx experience often felt but unspoken. Throughout our talk Yasmin offers a vocabulary to address her personal truths that resonate beyond her own personal journey into broader cultural and historic narrative. The artist a…
 
Let’s go to Patagonia and meet “Chucho” the enigmatic Argentinean collage artist. Listen in to how his work was influenced by a six month visit to New York and Miami. He talks about being a self-taught artist, parenthood and how he is experimenting with collage in other mediums. This is your roundtrip ticket to a conversation in Latinx! Vamos a la …
 
Are you ready to play in the sandbox? Listen in as I share about a fantastic collaboration I was part of with The Other Art Fair and Bombay Sapphire. Art is just half the story when it comes to creative and professional collabs. You have to have the right mind set, be flexible like clay and know people who are smarter then you! I give the insight a…
 
Join in on my conversation with this multifaceted art and business power house. Meet Ekaterina Popova, or just Kat as she is known to her friends! The artist talks about her origin story of coming to the United States from humble beginning in Russia and what her younger self would think of her today. Listen in as Kat shares how her drive to create …
 
Meet actor, writer and producer Nathan Tylutki, all eight of him! Listen in as he talks about his upcoming series “Gemin8”, a series that explores the complexities of being a gemini and what personality shows up for any given moment to negotiate what happens in life. Nathan shares his creative process through lockdown and how his work has turned a …
 
Listen in as I share how I go out of my way to stay inspired and most importantly WHY I do so, at all cost. I share some stories about the price you pay to go your own way and some sweet rewards that make it all worth it. Let me tell you about the time I was lightly attacked on a zoom session and got cancelled on Instagram and how it confirmed I wa…
 
The conversation continues tomorrow in #Latinx with artist Maria Liebana @yolabola. La artista regresa al estudio para platicar de sus proyectos y las nuevas herramientas cotidianas que utiliza para crear arte y cómo a formado a su personaje Venus Glotona @venusglotona . Acompáñanos!! Sigue a la artist en instagram @yolabola Sigue a Venus Glutona e…
 
Listen in to my conversation with the multi talented artist Maria Lebana aka Venus Glotona. Maria shares her journey of creating this cyber character during quarantine and how her love of drag has influenced this project. We chat about music, apps as tools to create art and how we can show up for our community in the presence of fear and hate. Grab…
 
Join the conversation with Texan born, New York based artist Demarcus McGaughey as he shares his artist’s journey. From designer, to curator, to artist- Demarcus talks about trusting his inner voice. We talk about setting our own tables instead of waiting to be invited. The artist also shares his latest project that celebrates Harlem then and now. …
 
Join in on this intimate “Collage Therapy” session with Luis Martin / The Art Engineer and Artist Cynthia Jasmin. These one on one art making sessions are aimed to explore ideas and issues in your art practice, while having conversations with our hands as much as with our words. Listen in as Cynthia and I explore the question:“How do I keep my upwa…
 
This conversation was recorded six months ago!! I had the pleasure to speak to artist and curator of Chicago’s Fluffy Crimes to chat about his apartment gallery initiative and how he is making moves during these clamorous times. Marc talks about leaving his job in the insurance industry to return to his studio to paint. Marc looks back at his child…
 
Joel Hernandez is back in the studio for a chat in Latinx! Listen in as Joel talks about how his parents enticed him to move to the states and how the promise of the American dream has changed. It all takes shape as the artist shares his trajectory from photography to sculpture and how he arrived at Masks and their meaning in his creative practice.…
 
Listen in to my conversation with San Francisco based artist Joel Hernandez. His masks are part of a rich Mexican tradition that he combines with pop-art. Through his paper mâché sculptures the artist creates a langue to talk about our social condition in relation to nature and politics. Joel also talks about two sculptures that will be on view at …
 
Listen in to this fireside chat about journeys and the unexpected shapes they can take. Soon, it will be a year since the pandemic changed the way we live and how we look at the world- how are you doing? In this episode I share some of my arsenal for survival, that has prompted me to thrive in the face of crisis. Reflect with me as I question how t…
 
Listen in as I invite Veronica Petty from Domingo Comms back to the studio to chat in Latinx! Veronica talks about how her current project has brought her closer to her roots. We share stories about our connection to music in Spanish and our varying degrees of dance capabilities. This is the pilot episode for conversation in Spanish- and it is unde…
 
Meet Veronica Petty, the founder of Domingo Comms. Listen in as she shares how creating an arts startup during quarantine was the perfect opportunity to offer joy to a captive audience. In our conversation we talk about her journey of learning and immersing herself in her latino roots through the art and artists she champions and works with. We asl…
 
I am back! Join me as I make my way to the mic. After my 100th episode I took a break and when I let go of momentum, I had to do some soul searching. I needed to question why I needed to go to mic? This scary in-between time, in the midst of the pandemic and a country perhaps starting to heal, has the power to let us, as individuals, know what real…
 
Its my 100th episode! Thank you for joining me on this adventure- if you’ve heard them all or even if this will be your first. I am glad you are here. Listen in to learn about the inspiration behind this podcast and what compelled me to start talking. I wholeheartedly believe we are connected as artists and creatives- reach out with faith knowing t…
 
Get your pencils ready and open your hearts! This episode touched my soul while giving me quite an education. Meet Andrew Xenios or Andy as I got to call him, a multidisciplinary artist with a store front studio in the Santa Lucia neighborhood of Merida. Andy talks about his career as an artist after serving in the military and picking up a few deg…
 
Dear Listener, join me and a few cups of wine as I sit with Esteban Covo, for what is officially “The Drunk Episode”. Meet Esteban who is co-founder of Magic Hammer, a CG animation studio in Merida and is also part of the Donia Way dynasty! Listen in as he talks about how his upbringing empowered his curiosity and confidence to explore, learn and l…
 
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