Can you share something about your childhood that connects you to your life as an artist today? Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Can you describe your art for someone who might not have yet had the pleasure of viewing it? What medium do you work with, materials do you use, etc. Tell us about your process.
Outside of your art career….who are you? Do you work another job? How many kids do you have? etc.
What was your experience like giving birth and how has it influenced your perception of yourself? What are the connections you find between childbirth and creating your art?
What keeps you coming back… to this practice, this work, this way of life?
Do you feel as if you’ve made any compromises in your art career because of motherhood?
Artmaking is often about the interfacing of the personal and the cultural- how is that true (or not) in your work?
Is there a piece of advice you’ve been given that has greatly influenced you that you are willing to share? If not, what advice do you wish you had been given (or would you give yourself) 10 years ago?
How do you care for yourself while you are also caring for others?
What does success mean to you?
What do you need more of in your life as an artist? What do you need as a mother?
What does a day in your life look like?
How did you carve out time for your art practice when you were just beginning?
Do you listen to anything while you work in the studio?
Describe for us a moment in your art career where you felt overwhelmingly proud of yourself!
How does childcare play into your art practice? Do you pay for childcare, does your spouse watch your kids, do you have family nearby that help, do they watch Netflix while you are in your studio?
What are some goals you have for your art career in the next 6 months?
What are some goals you have or things you are working on currently as a mother?
Final 5 (close the interview with 5 quick questions):
- Who is your biggest art crush?
- What is your favorite place to travel or a dream trip you’d like to go on?
- Tell me about a film or book has inspired you greatly?
- What is your favorite meal?
- Who would you like to give a shout out to or thank for supporting you and/or your art?
Where can people find more about your work?