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Interviewee:
Orozco, Syliva, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel  Search this
Dodson, Nora Gonzales  Search this
Trevino, Barbina Modesta  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Pulido, Piu  Search this
Frary, Michael  Search this
Coronado, Sam  Search this
Starpattern, Rita  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente  Search this
Barraza, Santa Contreras  Search this
Cardenas, Gilberto  Search this
Pace, Linda  Search this
League of United Chicano Artists  Search this
Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Texas
Physical Description:
Transcript: 76 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 55 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Sylvia Orozco conducted 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Mexic-Arte Gallery, Austin, Tex.
Orozco speaks of her family history, having the best drawing in second grade, the earliest recollection of being an artist; Camp Fire Girls; painting for high school pep squad and protest signs; growing up in Cuero, Tex.; integration in high school; Texas A and I; the Raza Unida movement; University of Texas; the Conferencia del Plastica Chicana, held September 13-16, 1979 in Austin, Tex.; MECha, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan; the effect of her work as a curator on her ability to do her own artwork; CONACYT, National Council of Arts and Technology; her passion for Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros; meeting Pio Pulido; LUChA, the League of United Chicano Artists; organizing an exhibition on Manuel Alvarez Bravo at the Texas Memorial Museum; the beginnings of Mexic-Arte Gallery; the group Women and Their Work; the installation "Counter Colon-ialismo"; alternative spaces and museums; and future plans for Mexic-Arte Gallery. Orozco also recalls Santa Barraza, Kelly Fearing, Mike Frary, Sam Coronado, Barbina Modesta Treviño, Nora Gonzalez-Dodson, Linda Pace, Rita Starpattern, Gilbert Cardenas, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco, 2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
This interview is part of the series "Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas," supported by Federal funds for Latino programming, administered by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Sylvia Orozco (1954- ) is an artist from Austin, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Curators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11950
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247226
AAA_collcode_orozco04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247226