Cheryl Humphreys | Studio Visit
Los Angeles, CA
When did you start calling yourself an artist?
Art is something i make
When do you make your best work?
Regarding your method of making, is it a case of the material or method dictating the idea of the other way around?
It’s a back and forth. I love working within parameters but I can almost always see the final result before I even start.
Is art making therapeutic for you?
I think art making for me is quite manic. There are times when it’s really therapeutic and there are times when it is really chaotic and stressful. Lately, I have been making as a way of healing, and I have found that really charged work comes from that.
What are you most proud of?
I just had my first solo show at the end of this past year and my partner (in life & work) wrote me a note the night before the opening that read “Thank you for reminding us all what love looks like”
Artist whose career you covet?
What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
being a life balance master
If you could travel anywhere to create for a while, where would you go?
Japan - the most beautiful handmade paper is in Japan
Did you grow up around other creative people?
Yes, my mom was a big influence on me creatively, early on, and I have been really lucky to grow up with creative friends
If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be?
What influences you?
What motivates you?
What’s your studio philosophy?
Rule # 7 of Sister Corita’s Art Department Rules: “The Only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things” —THIS and practicing un-attachment to the end result. I am better at the first.
How many hours do you try and work in the studio per week?
I run a design studio with my partner so if I am not making for me, I am making for someone else - my week is spent the studio.
Silence or sound while creating? If sound, what?
sound - all kinds
Favorite art-making tools?
paper & pressure
Tools or mediums you’re dying to experiment with?