Focus: Fiber 2019
About Focus: Fiber 2019
Focus: Fiber is a biennial national juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (TAA), and Kent State University Museum.
The mission of TAA is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to support the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Nami Yamamoto (b. Nagoya, Japan) is an interdisciplinary artist working in Philadelphia, PA. Yamamoto received an MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art (Baltimore, MD) and BFA from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts (Aichi, Japan). She is the recipient of several grants including a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Award and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley; Shelburne Museum, Vermont; and Siegen Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany. Additionally, Yamamoto is the Director of Studio Operations at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Philadelphia, PA), and is an adjunct faculty in the graduate program in Textile Design at Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia University).