Los Angeles-based artist Katie Kimmel makes paintings, ceramics, and sculpture with major personality. Included in her spirited stock: party boys, anthropomorphic food, and angels inside golden television sets.
Hi Katie. What’s the story behind your shop?
I went to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where I mostly made small ceramic objects. I took a lot of pleasure in seeing how people in the studio connected and played with my work. After college I still wanted to create the same types of sculpture but it felt like I was creating in a vacuum—that stunted me because everything suddenly felt so pointless. Launching a shop gave me a sense of purpose and was the perfect solution to my art-loneliness because now it’s all out there, online for everyone to see and have. Read “Katie Kimmel: Humor With an Expert Hand”