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"Speaking of art school....impressions, stories and remembrances as told by alumni and faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute".

This series is about perpetuating the culture and legacy of the San Francisco Art Institute through recorded interviews. I feel that the is a rich history inside anyone that ever attended or taught at SFAI.

 

This series is open to any SFAI alums and/or faculty to participate in. Indeed these are turbulent times at SFAI however this series is about YOU, how you came to be a

student at SFAI, your experiences there and how that helped to shape your life.

 

If you are interested in participating, please contact me: thomasmhoustonartist@gmail.com

------Thomas M. Houston

www.houstonscustomframing.com/thomas-m-houston

@thomas.m.houston

 
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CURRENT EPISODE
 

 
⁠EP VIII
50 YEARS IN ART INSPIRED AND NURTURED AT SFAI
Thomas M. Houston featuring Lawrence White

 
ALL EPISODES

EP VIII

50 YEARS IN ART INSPIRED AND NURTURED AT SFAI

Thomas M. Houston featuring Lawrence White

Lawrence White graduated from SFAI in 1975, MFA film. He then went to work for Rolling Stone magazine from 1978-83. He stayed in that professional lane for decades and got a NY Press Association award for coverage of his neighborhood in Lower Manhattan during and after the terrorist attacks of 911. He won an AFI award for independent film and has had work shown in festivals internationally.

EP VII

ALTERNATIVE VOICE

Thomas M. Houston featuring Jeanne Hansen

Jeanne Hansen graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1982.Through her photographic lens she documented the alternative art, music and political scene in San Francisco in the Reagan era and the punk rock hay day of the 1980s.

EP VI

DRUMMER, PAINTER, MURALIST, MUSICIAN

Thomas M. Houston featuring Prairie Prince

Drummer and graphic artist, Prairie Prince, founding member of the Tubes talks about his growing up in Arizona, moving to San Francisco to go to the San Francisco Art Institute. We recount some of his experiences and instructors at SFAI and how he formed the Tubes with friend, art/music collaborator and fellow SFAI student, Michael Cotten. Our lively conversation focusses on his development as an artist both musical and visual.

EP V

UNTITLED.

Thomas M. Houston featuring Tony Labat

Tony Labat was born in Havana Cuba and came to the United States at the age of fifteen in 1966. He received both a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited internationally over the last thirty years. Labat has received numerous awards and grants and his work is in many private and public collections. Labat has developed a body of work in performance, video, sculpture, and installation. His work has dealt with and continues his investigations with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media.

EP IV

ABOVE AND BELOW THE SURFACE

Thomas M. Houston featuring Wayne Levin

Los Angeles native Wayne Levin has been photographing his adopted home of Hawaii for nearly four decades and is known internationally for his striking underwater photographs of swimmers and marine life.

EP III

BEING A PART OF HISTORY

Thomas M. Houston featuring Jeremy Morgan

Jeremy Morgan was born in 1956 in Cambridge, England. He is an Associate Professor of Painting at SFAI where he has taught since 1989 in both the Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

EP II

PREPOSTHUMUS

Thomas M. Houston featuring Darryl Sapien

Darryl Sapien (MFA 1976)

EP I

FROM VENICE TO SFAI

Thomas M. Houston featuring Ruth Chase

“The interview is about getting into the San Francisco Art Institute, how SFAI was a drug rehab for me, getting through being a college student with minimal reading and writing skills, experiences with a few of my professors like Carlos Villa, and Angela Davis in the late '80s, and working through a pandemic. ” Ruth Chase

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