Monday, August 2, 2010

The Questionnaire: Kimberly Curry

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.

            K i m b e r l y  C u r r y           

What is your favorite color?

I don't really have a favorite color. Even as a kid, my "favorite color" was pink, yellow, blue (I would say it as one word if anyone asked me) I can say I have "leanings" toward one color over other at different times in my life. These days (and for sometime) I have leaned toward orange.

Kimberly Curry: Urban Legend, encaustic on board, 5.5" x 5.5", 2010

What is your favorite word?

Actually.  (I love that you can stick it any where and it makes you sound like you are about to say something profound.) 

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Balance, humor and whimsy 

Kimberly Curry: Galactic Silhouette, encaustic on board, 5.5" x 5.5", 2010

What turns you off?


What profession other than artist would you most like to be?

Motivational speaker and author 

Rainer Maria Rilke,
What is your favorite book or movie? 

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 
4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926) Rilke was a Bohemian–Austrian poet and art critic. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. His haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety: themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets. (from Wikipedia)

Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music?

This totally varies on my mood! Range is from pop, folk, classical, electronica. I do get melty when I hear Jason Harrod (folk singer) who is in NYC. He performed at my 40th b-day bash. That was fun! 

What do you most value in your friends?

Consistent kindness laced with humor 

Name three artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to.
(Cosmina,Oxi and Doru are artist friends of mine I met in Romania when I was there as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I own a lot of their art. I have been deeply influenced by them.)  

Doru Dragoi, Silence

1. Doru Dragoi
Note about Doru - talented in many levels - poetry, music, visual and performance art. Doru is a natural leader. This piece Silence is a reflection of his sensitivity and awareness. He is currently finishing up his studies at the University of Bucharest to be a theatre director

Cosima Dragomir, Blue Nude

2. Cosmina Dragomir 
Note about Cosmina - a textile artist by training, this piece (which is 6'x2') uses lots of texture in her work. This is one of her final paintings from university. She was broke and had to use tar and trash to create it. She received very high marks for the work and I feel in love with it immediately. She works huge.

Oxi Axinte, Our Lady of Sorrows

3. Adrian "Oxi" Axinte
Note about Oxi - I was in Spain on a bus, traveling with 35 Romanian, Spanish and Italian youths. Oxi sat next to me with his unlit cigarette (being unable to smoke on the bus, he kept the cigarette in his hand or his mouth until he could lite up) when he declared "I want to make you a sculpture! I will do this for you." And so, a year later I received a package in the mail and it was this Romanian icon. Oxi is not at all religious, but he is very proud of his country and icons in Eastern Europe are sometimes more of a statement of culture than religious symbol. He and Cosmina went to the same university in Bucharest. His degree is in metal sculpture and painting. 

Name an artist whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours.

Joan MirĂ³ 

Joan Miro: The Garden

Kimberly Curry (right) with Jeanne Griffin at the opening of Ancient Medium, NEW Terrain
at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass., May 17, 2009

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

A good cup of coffee, a quiet morning and a great book in my hands


Time Travel, encaustic, handmade paper, thread on panel, 6" x 6", 2008

Change in Motion, encaustic, handmade paper, thread on panel, 18" x 14", 2008

Zazzle, encaustic, handmade paper, thread on panel, 6"x 6", 2009

Atomic, encaustic, handmade paper, thread on panel, 20"x16", 2009

Kimberly will be showing work in the Teeny, Tiny Show at Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, this September.

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Kimberly said...

Thank you so much, Nancy! I am honored to be a part of your blog.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I am enjoying these introductions to artists and their thoughts Nancy. Nice to meet Kimberly.
I join you in love for a good cup of coffee and a quiet morning. I might have a paint brush in my hand OR a good book....

Nancy Natale said...

Kimberly, you are very welcome. Thank YOU for the opportunity of gaining some insight into your faves and inspirations. I appreciate your participation.

Leslie, thank you for your comment. I think most people don't appreciate the depth of artists' thoughts and feelings. These little questionnaires are a way to shed some light on the person driving the artist.

Travel Questionnaire said...

KIMBERLY you are great. Hay the paintings are better then any i have seen..thanks for sharing!!

ADAGP - Succession Miro said...

The Joan Miro Estate would like to inform the public that the artwork above, “The Garden”, is wrongly attributed to the great painter Joan Miro, deceased in 1983. He never created or painted this work which is a recent creation circulating on the Internet.
For further information, please contact the Joan Miro Estate (