Chapel Hill, NC United States
Profile Type: artist
Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii have worked as a team for over three decades. As a team they have created over 40 public artworks, ranging from freestanding sculpture to sculptural environments. They have received major awards from both public and private foundations including the NEA, North Carolina Arts Council, Graham Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Art Matters, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Jim currently serves on the Public Art Network Advisory Council. Ishii began her professional career as an artist on one of the very early artist design team projects in Seattle Washington, working in collaboration with design professionals across the spectrum.