Greg Foley: Greenwich Village, New York City.
IM: Do you work here alone?
GF: When I’m not meeting with friends or interns.
IM: For how long has this been your studio?
IM: How is the neighborhood?
IM: How would you describe the style of your studio?
GF: ”21st Century Rumplestiltskin”.
IM: Is it arranged or has it evolved little by little?
GF: Evolution. It used to be set up for finishing large silkscreen paintings and making jewelry. Then it was lined with computers – a design studio/reception area. I emptied it for a year to design some furniture (powder-coated stainless steel, tinted glass, black wool felt and leather) and now it’s full of books.
IM: What is the coolest thing in your studio?
GF: The hottest thing is a neon alphabet (made for use in the book V BEST).
IM: If you should change one thing or add one thing what would it be?
GF: A second floor.
IM: How much time do you approximately spend at your studio?
GF: As little as possible. It’s so nice to be out and about.
IM: How influential are your surroundings when you work?
GF: Very – I often stand outside my door debating which of the nearby cafes to read / write at. Lately, my spot is Minerva cafe on W.4th and Bank St.
IM: What are you unable to work without?
GF: Fresh air and double espresso.
IM: What would you save in a fire?
GF: I’d save a lot of time deciding whether to start over.
IM: What is the latest addition to the studio?
GF: A checkerboard (game) that one of my Parsons interns laser cut from wood. It has Thank You Bear on all the playing pieces.
IM: Chaos or order?
GF: Always both – there is order in chaos.
IM: Does your studio resemble your home?
IM: Which piece of furniture would you love to add to your studio?
GF: There was a time when my studio was empty except for a black carpet. I’d prefer that again.
IM: And which piece of art (artist in general)?
GF: The first Faberge egg ever made.
IM: What are you working on at the moment?
GF: New issues of Visionaire, V, VMAN, several children’s books, a spy movie, a sci-fi graphic novel, fantasy trilogy and some pop music. By the time you read this, I’ll be done teaching at Parsons for summer break.
IM: Who would you like to work with?
GF: Ren & Stimpy.