A.R.T. Artists Real Talk

It's been a long time coming, and Think Tank Gallery is proud to announce the release of our first podcast series! We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists, producers, directors and more to catch a deep glimpse into what it takes to turn an artistic vision to reality. We have been honored to work and be friends with some of the most inspiring people in LA and across the country, and for the last few weeks we have been bringing a grip of them into our new podcast studio to have some chill conversations over a beer or three. Join us in our freshly built podcast studio as we get ready for some dope shit.
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Apr 18, 2018

Allison is a very well-known Bay-to-LA (and back) street artist, having been featured on the cover of LA Weekly's People of the Year issue, Juxtapoz Magazine, and many other places. She's also navigated a wide variety of career situations that have informed her work. For our season finale, host Jacob Patterson stopped by her new house in Oakland to chop it up. Warning: we say "hyphy" and "hella" wayyyyyy too many times in this episode. 


8:17- Is San Jose the bay area or not?


8:57- Which part of Oakland are we in?


10:32- The Bay responding to the Ghost Ship fire


Read more about the Ghost Ship fire:


13:20- Vince CEO Meow Wolf



15:31- Why did you decide to come back to the bay?


17:08- Jacob ghost riding a car


17:25- Andrew bloody gums




Allison Hueman:


20:33- Drinkin Smokin West Coastin




21:23- Why move back to the bay?


22:06- Hueman talks about being homeless




26:52- Hueman talks about how she misses collaborating with people in Los Angeles


28:28- Hueman x Hyperlimbo


Hueman explains what Hyperlimbo means to her


31:31- What do you usually do on your drive from Oakland to LA?


34:04- From UCLA to The Brewery


35:03- Housing at Think Tank


35:57- What was it like at The Brewery?


39:16- Hueman talks about her experience with art and work


39:56- Hueman and legal issues 


42:40- Did you go to school for painting or design?


44:06- John Cena


44:56- Hueman talks about taking a video game design course


46:15- Monkey Island


47:19- What kind of things do you do to gather inspiration?


47:52- Larry King By,


49:28- Other Peoples Property by Jason Tanz,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch


49:41- LA Weekly Shuts Down Abruptly


52:57- Humans last design gig being for Playboy


53:03- Were things turned around by then or were you still broke?




54:57- Jacob talks about Playboy spitting sex positive feminism 


55:59- Whitney Kidd Bell


Read more about the Dick Pic Show:


58:34- Hueman talks about when she started doing murals 


1:01:32- Jacob talks about what he used to paint 


1:04:31- What kept Hueman from doing murals for years


1:06:42- Art Major






1:12:08- Ritual show by Hueman


Ritual show (teaser)


1:12:55- Hueman explains what the Ritual show was


1:13:36- Why it was called ritual


1:13:44- Jarell Perry






Brandon Monk


1:15:53- Built to Last by Jim Collins


The 50th Law by 50 Cent


1:16:48- The Room


The Disaster Artist


1:18:51- Hueman asks Jacob about the different colors he uses in his organizer 


1:21:36- Hueman touches on her “ritual”


1:23:09- Jacob talks about writing his to-do list


1:25:41 Jacob talks about how important “Coffeegraph” was


Recap on Coffeegraph:


1:26:25- Dino Nama


1:36:16 When did you realize you could do art full time and how did you balance it with commercial art?


1:37:16- Huemans trip to Europe


1:38:20- How do you curate commercial art opportunities?


1:38:32- How do you know when to say yes and when to say no?


1:41:31- Commissioned work 


1:44:23- Are your murals usually always commissioned?


1:44:44- Hueman talks about getting a grant


1:46:35- Do you have anything big coming up that you could talk about?


1:46:41- What do you want, if you could imagine what you see yourself doing within the next five years?

1:52:51- Hueman touches on what tools someone needs to be an artist


1:56:11- Where to find Allison Hueman:

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