Meet The Artist

Kim Mullis

Describe what you do: I am an interdisciplinary artist and have a design studio under the name of Wilderness Bodies, Wildbod for short. Through my studio practice I explore the ways technology has become an extension of my hand and how thatinfluence draws me back to the handmade object.

Where do you live? Where do you work? I live in Ridgewood, Queens and I have a studio space in Red Hook, Brooklyn inside of a fabrication shop with a showroom called Piscina.

Describe a typical day for you: Most of my days are a little different, but a typical studio day for me would be — waking up at a decent hour, not feeling rushed in my morning routine, listening to some “DANCE BEATS” music on the way over to the studio. Spend the day tinkering in my studio - breaking at some point to have lunch with my friend Josie, who has a studio down the street - then heading home to be greeted by my neighbors hanging out on the stoop. These days are rare, but I try to fit them in as much as possible.

Name a book that you read recently and loved: I am not much of a reader, but one of my favorite books I have read in the past few years is “The Argonauts” — it is a memoir mixed in with philosophical theory by Maggie Nelson. When I finished it, I immediately read her book of prose and poetry called “Bluets”.

Favorite snack:
COLD DAY - Hot coffee & a pastry 
HOT DAY - Can of seltzer & a mandarin orange

Favorite color combination: If I had to pick one today, like right this minute --- Yellow Ochre, Baby Blue & Bright Red. 

My apologies to all of my other “favorite” color combinations!

What is your most treasured possession? My Shooting Hand Plane - A few years back I lived in Maine for a few months to attend a furniture making intensive. There I was taught how to make a wooden hand plane — it’s a tool used to square up a piece of wooden veneer. I love tools in general, but this one feels very special because it reminds me how important it is to slow down sometimes.