6/20/17 Episode 33: Kirstin Mitchell

 Mitchell performs her piece, One Shot, shooting a single arrow through sheets of paper where it stays, suspended.

Mitchell performs her piece, One Shot, shooting a single arrow through sheets of paper where it stays, suspended.

 Mitchell's piece, Limousine. Acrylic latex on wood panel and black neoprene. 72 X 180 in.

Mitchell's piece, Limousine. Acrylic latex on wood panel and black neoprene. 72 X 180 in.

ZNP welcomes multi-media artist and all around warm spirit, Kirstin Mitchell, to talk about her most recent exhibit, Midnight at the Oasis (at Hathaway Gallery until July 11) and her re-entry into the art world using her given name, having performed as Kiki Blood for years.  She describes the Kiki Blood years as a necessary time for exploring aggression and the return to herself as permission for softness.  Staying busy a must for excitable types- and working on immense pieces keeps the whole body involved. We talk meditating on color and the need for sharing food and laughs with friends at dinner parties. Please enjoy this vibrant episode!

Official Bio:

Kirstin Mitchell is a multi-media artist living in Atlanta, GA.

In 2017, Mitchell has shown at University of Georgia and been selected as a highlight in Art in America for an experimental studio exhibition during her Eyedrum Studio Fellowship. She performed a solo show at the Atlanta Contemporary in March 2016, and has performed with the support of the Franklin Furnace Fund and the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. She has shown in galleries and art centers in Atlanta, New Orleans, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and internationally in Austria and Italy. Mitchell's work has also been reviewed in Art Papers and Flash Art magazines. Find out more and keep informed on what's next at www.kirstinmitchell.com