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Liv Minshall

Updated: May 29, 2020


What don’t you miss about pre-Corona life?

Being expected to know what day it is.

What is the weirdest meal you’ve had during quarantine?


Full blown breakfast for dinner. Bacon, blueberry pancakes, eggs and a mimosa.

How has the Coronavirus affected your creative work?


Drastically. Having my own studio has been incredible for my practice, a space provided by the MFA program I’m in at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. However, since the virus has (rightfully) shut everything down, I no longer have access to this.


I grabbed a bag of paints and brushes before it officially closed.

Sadly I couldn’t grab any canvases; when your smallest piece is 4’x6’, it’s hard to bring anything on the train.

I live with my partner, and while he’s supportive and encouraging, we just don’t have the space for a pop-up shop studio, you know? I work messy and sassy and fling paint around on several pieces at once, the process is total chaos. But at home I’m working small and clean and in a hallway. Adapting.

What are you doing daily to maintain your focus and energy, to continue to create?

I drink a decent amount of alcohol. But that isn’t very motivational.

I do the positive stuff as well. Reading, outdoor walks, sex, cleaning, and lots of cooking. Anything that keeps the procrastination to create alive. It’s stressful not wanting to make anything, given it’s what I do.

How does the current situation make you feel?


Excellent question.