Annie Pearlman

Interview by Jimon

1) Tell me a little bit about your background?  I was raised by artist parents in Northern Vermont at an artist residency program where my dad worked. I went to school in NYC for Film.

2) Where do you call home?  Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

3) Why make art?  Part of a healthy living and something I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to participate in things I love. And also, why not? What inspires you the most? Music, comedy, the natural world, the man-made manicured world like cities and parks, friends and family.

4) First thing you think/do in the morning?Last thing at night? Coffee in the AM, and I try to trick myself into sleep by starting to dream and sleep before I’m actually in bed.

5) If you weren’t an artist, what would you have liked to be?  I actually have a more commercial job as a music supervisor, helping creatives and advertisers find and license music for their projects. I’d probably be doing more of what I am doing currently if I was not creating art myself. I’d also be interested in  doing non-profit work in regards to the environment.

6)  What is your definition of success?  Posi+ contributing.

7) Name three things you can’t live without in your studio?  Music and the ability to watch mediocre television and movies. A chair. Privacy!

8) If you could have dinner with 3 artists living/dead who would be at your table?  As much as it’d be fun anthropologically to have dinner with Bach and Picasso, I think many artists do their best communicating through their work and not their words. Like I’d cry if I met Stevie Wonder, but I don’t know how great the exchange would be. Therefore, I’d likely have the artists Fran Lebowitz and RuPaul and I don’t know, maybe Stevie would work with that group actually.

9) Where do you see yourself in a year? 10 years?  Extending what I’m doing now

10) What forth-coming projects and or exhibitions do you have scheduled?  I have my 2015 collaborative book with PAT Projects called PMAN Plus which will be published by Small Editions. Will be in a group show called Bound by Paper at LMAK Gallery in NYC. Also will be in a works on paper group show in London curated by Matt Copson sometime soon.

11) What would you imagine your last words to be?  Hopefully “I’m ready, let’s do this”

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