Ailie Ham

Country: USA

Title:  Mighty Masi

Medium: Fabric

Size: 12' x 4'

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Ham received her BFA Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute, Baltimore, Maryland in 1994. In her art, she uses the power of fibers and color, executing their potentials in a unique way. The life of each piece of fabric gives the creation a sense of history. Ham uses this archaic quality as a device to entice the viewers' emotions and reflective thought process. The colors of the fibers are her palette and her process resembles the activity of painting.

Ham's creations are a physical incarnation of her personal lineage and those cultures which have touched her life. Her grandmother quilted and made clothing for her mother, as her mother did for her. She comes from a generation of women who made wondrous fabric creations out of quite little. This aspect of her life combined with her ideas of social justice support the creation of her art.

Her selected exhibitions include: Windham Art Gallery, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1994; New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs, Trenton, New Jersey, 1994; , In Gia's Lap, a women's retreat, Baltimore, Maryland, 1994; Quaker Meeting House, Trenton, New Jersey, 1993; 31st Street Bookstore, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993; Quaker Meeting House, at Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1993; Mercer County Community College, Trenton, New Jersey, 1992; Trenton Art Works, Trenton, New Jersey, 1992; and Princeton Art Works, Princeton, New Jersey, 1992.
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