Oral history interview with Sylvia Orozco

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.orozco04
Creators:
Orozco, Sylvia, 1954-
Cordova, Cary
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Dates:
2004 Jan. 26-Feb. 2
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
76 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sylvia Orozco (1954- ) is an artist from Austin, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 55 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Mexican American artists -- Texas -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Alvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barraza, Santa Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trevino, Barbina Modesta Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodson, Nora Gonzales Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Starpattern, Rita Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pace, Linda Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cardenas, Gilberto Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fearing, Kelly Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siqueiros, David Alfaro Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frary, Michael, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pulido, Piu Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coronado, Sam Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
League of United Chicano Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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