STUDIO VISIT

A Look Around Jemima Kirke’s Art Studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Photographed by Alex Hodor-Lee

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Alex Hodor-Lee

Elvis Presley, friends like Allison Williams and Sarah Sophie Flicker, the cashier at her local vintage shop: These are just some of the recent subjects of Jemima Kirke, who’s always considered herself primarily an artist, even as she took on a starring role in HBO’s Girls. With the show wrapped up, and a resolve to appear on-screen a little less regularly, Kirke is now once again embracing art as she always has, stretching back to when she was a teen painting on picnic tables and studying painting at Rhode Island School of Design. Not that she ever exactly stopped: since nabbing her first show at 19, at a tattoo shop in Brooklyn, Kirke has found studio space all over the city, from Harlem to Downtown Brooklyn to her current base of Red Hook, where Byzantine paintings and photos of her subjects paper the walls alike. Get a look inside, and read more about Kirke’s artistic practice and next steps here.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Jemima Kirke’s collages inside her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Jemima Kirke’s in-process portrait of Allison Williams inside her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Inside Jemima Kirke’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.