Meet Artist-in-Residence
Laura Kishimoto

December 18, 2016

Posted In: 2016 Artists in Residence, Blog

Where are you from originally?

I was born in New Fairfield, Conn., and grew up in Lexington, Mass.


How did you find out about Anderson Ranch Arts Center?

I learned about Anderson Ranch from friends and mentors who have participated in the residency program.


What is your favorite part about Anderson Ranch so far?

My favorite part of the Ranch so far is the sense of community. All of the residents and staff are so approachable and generous with their time. It’s been an inspiration to see everyone’s work and learn about their backgrounds.


What are you working on during your residency?

I am prototyping a series of sculptural lights. I want to experiment with freeform bent lamination, molded leather and LEDs.


How would you describe your artistic practice?

I design and make high-end sculptural furniture and objects. The majority of my work is spec pieces for shows and exhibitions. I am still struggling to break even, though I’ve become a lot more business oriented in the last year.


What inspires you to create art?

I get most inspired from forms, particularly abstract and organic forms that are spatially complex.


How do you spend your time when not working in the studio?

I am most often sleeping, though I also enjoy reading, folding origami and cross-country skiing.



Instagram: @laurakishimotodesign




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