artist. entrepreneur. curator.
Peregrine Honig (b. 1976) was born in San Francisco and attended the Kansas City Art Institute. She currently lives in Kansas City where she creates artwork and owns a lingerie and swimwear boutique called Birdies. Her work is being feverishly collected throughout the United States and is already in major permanent and private collections such as- The Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, The Fogg Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, and Ball State University Museum of Art. Peregrine Honig came in second place on the first season of Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.
Drawing inspiration from popular culture, Peregrine Honig creates intricate drawings that explore elements of the modern world, often with whimsy, wit, and verve. Frequently analyzing social and political issues, her work aims to elicit shock, discomfort, and attraction as a means of instigating conversations about pressing cultural concerns. For instance, in the series Anchor Babies (2010), Honig depicts young women giving birth to symbols of patriotism, luxury, sickness, and sexuality, using such images to critique cross-cultural dynamics in America.
Honig's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and, at the age of 22, she became the youngest living artist to enter the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to more traditional exhibition venues, Honig and her work were featured on the first season of the Bravo reality television show "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" in 2010.