Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Questionnaire: Milisa Galazzi

Misa, as she is called, leads off in the first post of a recurring feature of Art in the Studio. The Questionnaire is meant to be a lighter version of a bio, a little more revealing in some respects and personal without all the facts bogging it down. I supply the questions and the respondents supply the answers. Either one or both of us supply the images.

TheQuestionnaire: Milisa Galazzi

Misa in her favorite color in her alternative occupation
of Camp Director at Brewster Day Camp

What is your favorite color? 
PMS 266C

What is your favorite word? 

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? 

What turns you off? 
Rude behavior

What profession other than artist would you most like to be? 
A Camp Director (and I am!) 

What is your favorite book or movie? 
Broadcast News – I guess that dates me…

Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music? 
Patsy Cline or anything classical.

What do you most value in your friends? 
Their love, support, and honest feedback.

Name three artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to. 
Mary Cassatt, Kiki Smith, Antonia Contro

Mary Cassatt, "The Boating Party," 1893-94.

Kiki Smith, "Sojourn" at The Brooklyn Museum.
February 12 - September 12, 2010
Brooklyn Museum

Antonia Contro, Installation at Newberry Library, 2008.
Image courtesy of Carrie Secrist Gallery (see more of Antonia Contro's work here)

Name an artist whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours. 
Jim Dine or Chuck Close

Jim Dine: "Two Big Black Hearts", bronze, 1985, 12'x12'x33", installed in the sculpture park at the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass. 

Self portrait by Chuck Close

What is your idea of earthly happiness? 
Swimming in Pleasant Bay on a hot Sunday afternoon on Cape Cod in mid July! 

Work by Misa Galazzi 
(from my post about her show at Springfield College)

Misa giving a gallery talk at Springfield College, work in foreground is "The Bitter End"

"Layers of Time", encaustic and dress patterns

"Hatching", encaustic and oilstick on panel

Check out Misa's website: www.milisagalazzi.com


Leslie Avon Miller said...

Fun post! I'm off to follow the links!

Unknown said...

Great concept. You've got me thinking about what my answers would be!