New interview by W Magazine with Jemima about her exhibition and she talks about her previous marriage. You can read the interview in the press archive.
Marriage is probably the last thing you’d expect to be the subject of a highly personal solo exhibition from an artist who’s trying to get away from being most known as a famous actress, and who’s spent the past year in the news not only because the show that put her on the map finally came to an end, but also because of the announcement that she was divorcing her husband of seven years. Yet Jemima Kirke, who’s been painting much, much longer than acting or even appearing on HBO’s Girls, is not someone to do what you’d expect; in fact, she saw the split as an opportunity to finally explore why women like herself, who otherwise often reject tradition still feel compelled to get married and get caught up in the excitement of finding and wearing a wedding dress.
Vice: Garage interviewed Jemima recently and as usual it’s a great read and you can also view a new photoshoot by photographer Alex Hodor Lee (taken in 2016) of Jemima and several more of her paintings that are on display at Sargent’s Daughters until January 21st, 2018.
“It was hard to find a divorced woman who wanted to put her wedding dress back on.”
Best known for her portrayal of Jessa in Girls, Jemima Kirke’s first love has always been art. The British-born American artist and actress got her first studio at seven, graduated from RISD in 2008, and nowadays spends as much time as possible painting in her Red Hook studio. GARAGE sat down with Kirke to discuss her off-and-on artistic career and current show of bride paintings at New York gallery Sargent’s Daughters.
Read full interview in our press archive.
Jemima is featured on the cover of the UK magazine Jungle and you can get your own copy at the magazines official site. The new photoshoot is absolutely gorgeous and they were recently taken by the talented photographer Ryan James Caruthers.
We will try and get magazine scans as soon as possible so you can see all the photos and read the interview. It’s always so much fun when something new comes up with Jemima, especially new photoshoots!
In this edition, we wanted to explore the notion of being resilient through fashion in more ways than one. The interview with our cover star, Jemima Kirke, known as an actress and artist, but most importantly a mother, tells us of her own struggle making a new life in a new country and rediscovering herself.
Remember that we posted about Jemima having some kind of project with Hobo Handbags a few days back? Well now we know more about it and she was interviewed by Coveteur and we get to know more about the collaboration. And even better – you can buy one of 20 handbag (or several of course) with an exclusive painting by Jemima! If you can afford it you should get one at once, I know I would!
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Jemima Kirke’s life after Girls involves a smoking nun and a minimal tolerance for acting
And no more than six hours spent in her art studio at a time.
Jemima Kirke doesn’t know how to draw hearts. Or at least not the kind of hearts we’re used to seeing. When handcrafted leather brand Hobo Bags wanted her to collaborate with them on a collection of 20 handpainted bags, they asked for hearts, and she replied with a nun holding a cigarette in between her lips, enveloped in smoke.
“I have a couple of nun ones that I did, and they’re weird. I was just sort of thinking nuns are loving and nice. You never think about nuns when we think about love,” she tells me over a staticky phone line from her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Read full interview in our press archive.
Jemima’s boyfriend Alex Cameron is featured in Issue Magazine and the interview and questions are by Jemima herself. You can read the full interview in the press archive and on Issue Magazines site you can view some great shoots and videos!
“YOU TRY TO BE A GOOD PERSON AND HOPE THAT OTHER GOOD PEOPLE START TO ORBIT AROUND YOU.”
Alex Cameron’s Forced Witness responds to our increasing inability to escape the catastrophes, trends and news circulating the globe. The LP comes on the heels of last year’s Jumping the Shark and is the second album by creative and business partners Alex Cameron and saxophonist Roy Molloy, who together form “Alex Cameron.” In addition to the strength of Cameron and Molloy’s musician, Forced Witness includes collaborations with enviable guests Angel Olsen, Brandon Flowers, Kirin J. Callinan and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.
Actor Jemima Kirke directed and starred in the music video for Forced Witness track “Stranger’s Kiss,” a wistful duet between Cameron and indie folk rock darling Angel Olsen. Unbeknownst to Cameron and Molloy, Kirke, who is also Cameron’s girlfriend, submitted an intuitive set of questions for the first half of this interview. Together, the creative duo discuss the making of “Stranger’s Kiss,” pervasive anxiety and gross toes.