One Sentence or Less

Kalup Linzy, Artist

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Sip coffee.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?

What is your idea of bliss?
The euphoric feeling of love when I’m engaged in creativity.

What is your idea of misery?
Right before things fall apart.

What is your proudest moment?
Receiving the Guggenheim fellowship.

What is your greatest regret?
Not making a feature film yet, but I plan to.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
Once upon a time there lived a _______.

What is your best personality trait?
Staying focused.

What is your worst personality trait?
Being okay with isolation.

What is the most inspiring place you’ve visited?

What do you do when you’re creatively blocked?
Have a cocktail.

What is the most attractive quality in a person?

What is your favorite physical feature?

What is your least favorite physical feature?

What makes you feel the most alive?
Singing and performing.

What is your best talent, after your work?
Baking a cake.

What is your greatest fear?
Loss of support in my career.

What has been your greatest loss?
My grandmother and father.

Who was your favorite cartoon character as a child?

What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
Watching myself on General Hospital in 2010.

What is the best gift you’ve ever given?

What historical figure would you most like to meet?
Abraham Lincoln.

What is your most treasured possession?
My life.

What have you marched in the streets for?
Stuckey Festival.

What would you march in the streets for?
Anything I believe in.

What is your drag name? (name of first pet + name of first street)
Daisy Maxwell.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Disappearing and reappearing.

If you could erase one memory, what would it be?
Where do I begin?

If you could change your life in one way, what would it be?
To live in peace and love in a log cabin on a piece of land and only come out when it’s time to present my work.