Episode 26: An Interview With Joshua Coffy

This week Shane and Sonia interview self-taught, San Francisco based artist Joshua Coffy. We speak briefly on Josh's upbringing and his discovery for the love of art making, but then we soon jump right in to how he found himself in the shoes of a professional working artist. We discuss mental health and how art and his project "Gift Prolific" helped him through some personal growth, and how he debuted this project at Burning Man. Josh shares with us his current endeavors and what's in store for the future. We also get into details about his exciting art opening, with collaborator Heather Robinson, at Secession Art & Design (Aug 3rd from 6-9pm).

Show notes:

Artists:
Joshua Coffy
Heather Robinson
"Civilizations" art show by Josh and Heather
Dianne Hoffman
Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin @ 3 Fish Studios
Allison Snopek
Robert Bowen's "Blasphemous Nature" opening @ 111 Minna

Galleries/Organizations:
Studio Gallery
Cactus Gallery
Journal Building Studios
Richmond Art Center

Books:
"Taking the Leap" by Cay Lang

Misc:
"Florida Man" Facebook page
Burning Man
 

Our theme song "Shane and Sonia Ride The Bus" was written and recorded by Shane Izykowski