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A studio conversation with Sonya Yong James
August 23, 2017
By Anna Nelson-Daniel

Sonya Yong James is a multimedia artist who creates sculptural installations using fibrous materials, such as horsehair and sheep’s wool. She grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and currently resides in Atlanta. James is a graduate of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. Read More.

Review: “Gathered III” makes for a rich experience, conservative in tone
June 27, 2017
By Rebecca Brantley

Gathered III: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, on view through July 1, brings together the work of 36 artists selected from more than 356 entries. The jurors — painter Rocio Rodriguez, actor and mixed-media artist Masud Olufani and photographer Jerry Siegel — elected to show more work by fewer artists for this year’s biennial juried exhibition, a laudable decision that makes for a richer experience. Read More.

January 6, 2014
Knight Foundation
By Susannah Schouweiler

Our state is a national hub for fine craft, home to a host of internationally known artisans and a number of discipline-specific, widely acclaimed arts centers – places like Northern Clay Center, the Textile Center of Minnesota, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, American Association of Woodturners and Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The American Craft Council makes its home in Minneapolis. Given that regional heritage, it’s only fitting that (Knight Arts grantee) Minnesota Museum of American Art’s collection is also known for an emphasis on craft. Read More.

Review: In Hudgens fiber show, loveliness and pleasing unease
May 17, 2013
By Jerry Cullum

“Repetition and Ritual: New Sculpture in Fiber,” curator Sonya Yong James‘ survey of a vibrant field at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, is a highlight of the season. Read More.

Review: Repetition and Ritual at Hudgens Center
May 30, 2013
By Leisa Rich

The challenge that artists using materials associated with fiber often face is that the physical materials themselves often upstage the conceptual essence. Read More.