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Lot 64

SONIE JOI RUFFIN "Sessions" (2015 Quilt)

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Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin
(Missouri, b. 1951)
Sessions: synesthesiaroutesrhythmiccolours, 2015
Quilted cotton and silk
38" x 21"

The work is accompanied by poet Sonia Sanchez's 6 Haiku (for Maya Angelou) printed on fabric, which was read as part of the exhibition opening that included this quilt. "Sonie" signature tag and title information tag each sewn to the reverse. The top is outfitted with Velcro as a means of wall-hanging.

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is a celebrated contemporary fibers artist, author, and lecturer. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in the White House Rotunda and the Smithsonian Museum of Art, and in 2019, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art purchased her tour-de-force quilt “20 Odd.” Thompson-Ruffin is the author of The Soulful Art of African American Quilts (2007).

Exhibition history: Midwest Metaphors: Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Members Showcase, June 5, 2015, Leedy Voulkos Art Center.


Very good condition.