Interview Questions


Instructions:

  • Pick roughly 10-15 questions that you like the best to answer. More if you give short answers, less if you’d rather write really long answers. Then just copy-and-paste the questions you choose in an email to us or a word doc (.docx or .rtf files) and delete the questions you don’t answer. You can even rearrange the order of the questions if you’d like. Just try to keep the very first question in place.
  • The questions are open-ended and open to interpretation by you, the artist, so don’t think too much before you answer. Try answering it candidly, the way you’d answer it if you were talking comfortably to a friend about your art. Don’t be afraid to let your distinct personality shine through for we’re always looking for new and unique perspectives to keep things interesting. Focus on whatever YOU think is the most interesting about you, what you do, and why you do it.
  • Proofread, pretty please! Though I do my best to edit interviews for any obvious spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors or typos, I typically only have the time to do one read-through per interview. Meaning it’s not unlikely that I may miss a couple editing mistakes myself. Hell, there’s probably a typo I missed in this.
  • Lastly, have fun!

Who are you, where are you from, and what do you do?
How did you get started doing what you do?
How would you describe your creative style?
What’s your inspiration?
What is art to you?
What makes are “good” in your opinion?

What does your typical day look like?
How long does it typically take for you to finish a piece?
How do you keep motivated?
How would you say your surroundings have influenced your work?
Do you feel your art reflects your personality?
They say that many artists have suffered in their life and it’s part of the reason they’re so creative, what do you think about this- do you think suffering has influenced your creativity?
Would you say you’re more “strange” or a little different than most non-artists?

How has the journey been to developing your own personal style?
What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
How have others reacted to your work?
Where do you get the ideas for your work from?

Name one of your most rememberable experiences you’ve had being an artist…
What do you want others to take away from your work?
What, if anything, would you tell your younger self?
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
What’s something people say to you often about your work that annoys you?

What do you do when you’re in a creative rut?
What are your thoughts on art school?
Have any future aspirations that you’d like to share?
What questions would you be asking other artists if you were us? (we may just take one of your suggestions)
What do you hope others take away from what you do?
What’s a dream project of yours?
Beyond being an artist, what would be some of your other dream jobs?
What art supplies do you use?
What’s your process like?
How could the art industry become better in your opinion?


Jung Katz reserves the discretion to reject interviews we see as being extremely inappropriate or offensive. If this is the case, we will be sure to email you if we decide not to post your interview (this so far has never happened.) Otherwise, your patience with us getting it published is appreciated.

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