Artist & Owner of Birdies
Peregrine Honig uses her fascination with America’s obsession with pop-culture and sexuality to create distinct and thought-provoking works of art. Honig found her way to Kansas City, Mo. at the age of 17 to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. Her career in art quickly gained speed and landed her the youngest artist to have work in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art. Her unique combination of sexuality and pop-culture makes her artwork distinctive and provocative.
In 2010 Honig was invited to appear on BRAVO’s reality television series, Work of the Art: The Next Great Artist which aired that summer. Since then Honig has had many exhibitions throughout the nation including Loser at Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, N.M., Pretty Babies at Gescheidle Gallery in Chicago, Ill., Albocracy at Jet Art Works in Wash. D.C., Talk Dirty to Me at Larissa Goldston Galler, Transfigure at Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Mo., amongst multiple others.
While creating visually provocative works of art, Honig also runs her own intimate apparel and swimwear boutique, Birdies, located in the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City, Missouri.
What makes KC a great environment for creativity and the arts?
There is a strong push to work hard and generate new ideas in Kansas City. Artists and musicians share a rich history of collaborations. We check up on each other and work together to sustain a healthy critical scene. I’ve been to a lot of cities and we have something special here.
What is your favorite spot in Kansas City?
I bring my visitors to The Noguchi Sculpture Park at The Nelson-Atkins Museum, then Arthur Bryant’s BBQ for burnt ends.
Where's your favorite place outside of Kansas City?
I love New Orleans-amazing food, people, music, culture. I just got home from Andalusia. Ronda was beautiful. I stood over the Puente Nuvo watching birds fly across the gorge while the sun set.
What's your most treasured possession?
Who do you most admire in real-life?
My friends, my little sisters, Sally Mann and Francisco Goya
When and where are you happiest?
In my studio having a productive day - in my shop enjoying my life. My little dog Beignet is very entertaining.