An Interview with Kim Schoenstadt

Last month the Salt Lake Art Center (now the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art) opened an exhibition of works by California artist Kim Schoenstadt, recipient of the first Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting. The $15,000 biennial prize was instituted by the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation to honor the late painter Catherine Doctorow (trustees of the foundation include writer Francois Camoin and visual artist Suzanne Larson, members of the local art community). For this inaugural exhibition of the prize, Schoenstadt is exhibiting her first painting on canvas (the irony of that statement is not lost on the artist) as well as a number of wall paintings that extend on to the floor and ceilings. Earlier this month we ran a short video in which Schoenstadt introduced us to the new works in the exhibition. In this extended, 8 minute interview, Schoenstadt explains how she first began working on walls, what inspires her work and what exactly one of her works is.

this movie is in quicktime format: you may need to download the software here

this interview appears in the December 2011 edition of 15 Bytes

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