Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

James “Yaya” Hough

James “Yaya” Hough (b. 1974, Pittsburgh, PA; lives in Pittsburgh, PA) has been heavily involved for more than a decade with Mural Arts Philadelphia, creating more than 50 works that have been installed at the State Correctional Institution–Graterford and the State Correctional Institution–Phoenix. In 2019, as part of a program supported by the Art for Justice Fund and Fair and Just Prosecution, Hough was selected to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia. His work was included in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, curated by Nicole R. Fleetwood, which opened at MoMA PS1, New York, and traveled to the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati.

James “Yaya” Hough, Untitled, 2008-2016, Carnegie Museum of Art, A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund