The Minis: Kimberly Corday - Los Angeles
Hi Kimberly! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a visual artist born and raised in Los Angeles. If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me looking for inspiration outside, digging for new music, or cooking up a homemade vegan meal.
What is your background that led you to create?
I can’t really recall a time when I wasn’t creating. As a kid I would draw constantly doodle on the furniture (sorry mom), designate myself as the caricature artist at my siblings’ birthday parties…everything was an art project. Growing up in a creative household was a huge factor - my dad is a composer, my sister is an actress/writer and my grandpa was a woodworker. I went on to paint tirelessly in high school and study the arts at The Rhode Island School of Design.
What began your interest in textiles?
I was in a rut senior year at RISD when my painting professor suggested incorporating different materials in my work. I experimented with hand-dyed thread and couldn’t put it down!
What makes you passionate about the work that you do?
It’s funny - I look at it as a necessity more than a passion lately. If I’m not creating regularly, I’m not myself.
What are you looking forward to in the coming months?
Realizing a new body of work and collaborating with friends!
What are you trying to learn right now?
Patience. I have this habit of being perpetually dissatisfied with my work. The second I finish one piece or series, I’m thinking about the next as opposed to taking in the accomplishment. It’s a blessing and a curse, I suppose.
At The Glossary, we believe in women working together and helping one another. Why do you think it is important for women to support each other?
Because women are the only ones who truly know what it’s like to live in this skin - not supporting each other would be purely regressive.