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Fiber Alums Ash Arder and Jayoung Yoon Awarded 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellowships

August 22nd, 2023

Ash Arder. Photo by My Proulx.

Two Fiber alums, Ash Arder (MFA Fiber 2018) and Jayoung Yoon (MFA Fiber 2009), are among the fifteen 2023 recipients of the Joan Mitchell Fellowship.

The announcement comes just before Arder’s first museum solo exhibition, Flesh Tones opens at Cranbrook Art Museum this October. Her new work created for this exhibition will explore the relationship between human workers and large machinery through a lens of intimacy, tenderness, and connection.

Untitled (Fisher’s Body 1), 2023. Courtesy of the Artist.

Jayoung Yoon is a New York-based artist born in South Korea. Her work explores the relationship between memory, perception, and bodily sensations. Her works often incorporate human hair as a visual for the intersection between body and mind. Yoon’s sculptures were most recently featured in a group exhibition she also curated, Nature Walkers, at ACC Gallery in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Jayoung Yoon, The Offering Bowl 05, 2022. Photo by Zac-Cam Studio.

The Joan Mitchell Fellowship annually awards 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 each in unrestricted funds, distributed over a five-year period. Mie Kongo (MFA Ceramics 2008) was among the inaugural recipients of the fellowship in 2021.


Learn more:

Announcing the 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellows – Joan Mitchell Foundation

Ash Arder – Joan Mitchell Foundation

Jayoung Yoon – Joan Mitchell Foundation

Ash Arder: Flesh Tones – Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum

Mie Kongo is Among 15 Recipients of The Inagural Joan Mitchell Fellowship

Fiber at Cranbrook Academy of Art