Mon, Sep 11, 2023

Episode 5: Simone Kearney


We're excited to release the fifth episode of More Friends. Tryn talks with alumni fellow Simone Kearney (21), an artist and writer who lives and works in New York and who, at the time of the interview, had just brought a beautiful new book, *Days*, into the world, published by Belladonna Press. Tryn and Simone talk about the politics of a period, thinking with your hands, and the "helium of thought." Tune in!

Our Guest


Simone Kearney (21) is a NY-based artist and writer whose practice primarily includes stone and ceramic sculpture, drawing, painting, textile and text. She has exhibited her work internationally, and her most recent work is currently on view in “Various Flowers” at Hirschl & Adler Modern in Manhattan, and at Underland Gallery in Brooklyn. Her chaplet, “A Big Salad (An Excerpt)" came out in 2022, and her first full-length book of poems, DAYS, came out in 2021, both with Belladonna Press. She has been artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and Ragdale, among others. She was a 2019 Shandaken Fellow in Paintschool, and a 2014 NYFA Fellow. She currently teaches at Parsons School for Design.