Los Angeles-based artist Cole M. James and Galleries Director Dion Johnson discuss her art practice and her site-specific installation, Edifice Artifice, located in the Art and Communications Building.
The work of Cole M. James is that of a negotiator, navigating the African Diaspora, circling the expanse of queerness and fumbling through womanhood. Her work is composed of various manifestations of the intersections between digital production and the analog collections of lived experiences. She received a MFA from Claremont Graduate University and exhibits her work in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and South Korea. James attended Claremont Graduate University. She was awarded the Alfred B. Friedman Grant, Walker Parker Artist Fellowship, and Mignon Schweitzer Award.