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Bio: Sidney Pink is a Baltimore artist that creates small pencil and watercolor drawings of Japanese school-girls, spacemen, and other strange creatures. Pink has exhibited in Baltimore, New York, Berlin, and Tokyo. His work has been featured in various publications including Fine Line Magazine, Japan’s Artcollector, and the New York Times Magazine. You can see more of his work at

Name: Sidney Pink
Age: 33
Occupation: Artist and Arts Organizer
Baltimore Neighborhood: Medfield

Obsessive Collections: I have a large number of Ultraman monster action figures. My favorite is Red Man. Classic.

Currently Reading: Every Day by David Levithan

Coolest Place You’ve Ever Lived or Traveled To: I lived in Japan for four years. Being immersed in the culture and place was a huge influence on my art.

Hobbies or Leisure Activities: I enjoy watching movies and TV, from trashy stuff to the weirdest indie films. I just started American Horror Story. I watched 5 episodes this weekend.

Favorite Food to Eat at Home: I have simple tastes. I think the truth is ordering pizza. Does that count for favorite food to eat at home?

Favorite Food to Eat Out: I love the Sweat Potato Sushi Roll at Yama Sushi in Hampden. It is just the perfect meal at the end of a long week.

Favorite Beverage of Choice: It’s has to be Dr. Pepper. I love it so much I once made a whole suit out of Dr. Pepper cans. It included pants, a jacket, a brief case, a cane, and even a top hat.

Political Leanings: I’m so happy that gay marriage passed in Maryland. It’s awesome to be a part of this historic event.

Favorite Baltimore spot to hang out: My favorite Baltimore hangout is Theatre Project. I started going there in 1998 and have seen the most amazing theater there. In 2003 my wife and I were married there. We got married on stage and then had Charm City Klezmer play the reception. I have a lot of great memories of that place.

Pets: My wife and I have two cats, Takun and Gory. Takun was a street cat from Japan that we brought home with us after we lived there. We found Gory in Cape May New Jersey. Gory is named after the artist Edward Gory and Takun is anmed after the cat in the anime Fooly Cooly.

Favorite Artist, Living or Dead: I’m a big fan of Aya Takano. I love the world she has created in her paintings. She has such a rich cast of characters and landscapes.

Movie that Sums Up the Current State of Your Life: I want to say Back to the Future, but I think that’s just my 6 year old self talking. George said it all with, “Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn’t take Lorraine out, that he’d melt my brain.”

Favorite Bad Habit: Greasy fast food breakfast.

Mantra or Favorite Quote: “I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

Images –

(first) Sidney Pink. Potential Trouble Makers, 13×18
(second) Sidney Pink. It’s Simple and All True, 10×10

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