Playboy by Alix Smith
A Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Inspired by the popularity and quirkiness of Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire, the editors of Artspace composed one to reveal another side of their favorite artists. Shortened versions can be found on several of the Artspace artist pages, and from time to time we’ll run the complete interviews on A+. Our fourteenth artist is Alix Smith, who loves having people see the world through her eyes…
When did you first realize you wanted to be an artist?
When I had my first exhibition my senior year of college – it was a natural high. I loved having people see the world through my eyes.
What’s your idea of a dream home or holiday?
If I could come up with single answer that fit such a broad question, I don’t think I would be a very interesting artist.
Who’s your favorite artist?
Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Amy Cutler, to name just a few.
What’s your preferred mode of transportation?
What’s your favorite film?
What’s on your iPod?
It’s totally eclectic.
What’s your idea of misery?
Waiting on hold for customer service.
Through Imitation 16 by Alix Smith
If not yourself, who would you want to be?
Martha Stewart – she has an empire, she’s not afraid to be a bitch, she makes things look pretty, and she rose form the ashes.
What’s your preferred drink?
What’s your hidden talent?
What books are on your bedside table?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Indulging my capitalistic instincts.
What’s your motto or favorite quote?
“Some people say I live in my own world, that’s OK, they know me there.”
What’s your favorite art space?
What would you want your last meal on earth to be?
What’s your favorite time of day or year?