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”Back to List