Active in New York, N.Y.
Size: Transcript: 56 pages.
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 32 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Vija Celmins conducted 2009 February 11, March 11, and October 15, by Julia Brown, for the Archives of American Art, at the Celmins' home and studio, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical/Historical Note: Vija Celmins (1938- ) is a multimedia artist in New York, N.Y. Julia Brown (1951- ) is an independent scholar in San Antonio, Texas.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.