Vice on Ranker The Artist with Multiple Personalities  


Kim Noble is an artist with a difference – over 100 of them, in fact. After suffering childhood abuse, Kim's mind split into over a hundred distinct personalities to cope with the trauma. Over a dozen personalities are painters, including Judy the bulimic teenager, a gay man named Ken, and a mother called Patricia. While Kim was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and raising her daughter Aimee, she and her various personalities began painting as a way of understanding their own complex mind. Now Aimee is at university studying law, and Kim is a world-renowned artist who exhibits her work internationally. VICE meets her on the eve of her group show in London aimed at raising awareness of mental health in art.