Virtual Studio Tour with Artist Chawne Kimber

  • On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) hosted artist and educator Chawne Kimber on a virtual tour through her studio. Kimber discussed how she draws upon her family history for inspiration to create contemporary fiber art. Inspired by the quilts her relatives made in the late 1800s, Kimber interprets traditional forms in an improvisational style using vibrant modern colors. Combining minimal self-portraits in a street- art style, Kimber uses quilts to respond to current race-related social justice issues. She is one of the featured artists in This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, on view at the SAAM’s Renwick Gallery from May 13, 2022 – April 2, 2023.