Sunday, October 24, 2010
Paper Trail Artist Spotlight: Kim Tucker
Artwork (or artist)that changed your life and why?
A Red Groom's show that blew my mind as a kid, Dolly Parton's glittery homespun perfection as a young adult, Claude Bell's Cabazon dinosaurs and Knott's Berry Farm floozies. John Ehn's Trapper's Lodge, THE BEST!
When did you first know you wanted to be an artist?
I guess I always did but I still struggle with it.
What do you like about making art in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles is a great place to make art, anything goes!
What do you dislike about making art in Los Angeles?
Difficulty finding good studio space.
Favorite book, film and food?
Book- Alcoa's Book of Decorations (1959 decorate your home with tin foil.)
Film- Paint Your Wagon
Food- Corn tortillas!
I don't look at the Internet enough to have one...
Best art advice?
Keep making art and stay connected.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kim Tucker studied ceramic sculpture under the direction of Viola Frey and Arthur Gonzalez at the California College of Arts and Crafts, graduating with a B.F.A. Kim then went on to receive her M.F.A under the guidance of M.J. Bole from The Ohio State University. Kim is currently the teaching ceramics at Mount St. Mary’s College here in Los Angeles.
She will have a solo show of her work at L2 Kontemporary Gallery in Los Angeles in May of 2011. Kim's drawings can be seen in Paper Trail at Happy. Come by and see what she created especially for us!