March 2012

1: Who am I?

Naomi Leibowitz

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I work at the Guggenheim Museum doing Rights and Reproductions. I am also an artist. Right now I am working on a series of color photograms of fabric. I also just returned from Switzerland where some of my work is being exhibited. Check it out!

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

I’m from Chicago and I’m going to lie down on the couch.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Gosh, there are so many, but mainly corporate lawyers and pharmaceutical reps.

5: What book is your bible?

Almost anything by Geoff Dyer.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

I love good food and bad TV.

I hate when people lean their bodies against the subway pole thereby preventing anyone else from holding onto it. Also, genocide and xenophobia.

7: What is your raison d’être?

As clichéd as it is, my friends and family.

8: What is your favorite color?

Grey, blue, brown, black. I like neutrals.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Wonder Woman.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

I try to avoid very crowded places, but I like Diner in Williamsburg, Dough in Bed-Stuy and Painkiller on the Lower East Side.

11: What turns you on?

Professional tennis players in action.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Q: Can you stop listening to the Drive soundtrack?

A: No I cannot.

Naomi Leibowitz was born in Chicago in 1983. She earned her BFA in Photography and Imaging in 2005 from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her current work uses fabric and abstract forms to explore the body and female interiors.


Naomi Leibowitz’s Official Site

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Photography by Ashley Macknica

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Naomi Leibowitz, 2012, Photography by Ashley Macknica

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