Gwendolyn Magee
Jackson, MS
2007 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Textile artist Gwendolyn Magee makes powerful images in cloth about oppression, her African American heritage, and hope. She intelligently exploits the surface, color, and pattern of pieced and stitched fabric in her narrative compositions to tell stories of pain, sacrifice, faith, and dreams. Magee maintains a studio in Jackson, Mississippi, and her work is widely exhibited.

Portrait photo courtesy D.E. Magee.
  • Artwork by Gwendolyn Magee
    Full of the Faith, 2000; photo courtesy Roland Freeman
Artwork by Gwendolyn Magee