Thursday, 25 March 2010

52 mini interviews: Edith Abeyta

Name: Edith Abeyta
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 44


How would you describe your work?
Fiber based installations with 19th century ragpicker sensibilities infused with literature and radical politics.

What are you currently working on?
"My Business is Circumference No. 2" an installation for the Bath Spa Gallery and "Me, You, Us" an exchange based installation for the exhibition "Crossbreed: the art of collaboration" at the El Camino College Art Gallery in southern California.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Much of it comes from reading novels and talking to people.

3 artists/designers you love and why! : 

Porous Walker He has an approach and sensibility like no one else.

Vanessa Renwick The only artist I know who can make black eyes look sexy and the demolition of nuclear reactors beautiful

Yong Sin Her perseverance and dedication to her work is more extreme than anyone I know.

3 things that make you smile:
1. Getting a good night's sleep
2. Being told, "We'll reimburse you for materials."
3.  Homemade Stout

Do you have any other upcoming exhibitions/shows etc:
see answer above

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