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James Fatata

Raleigh, NC

James (Jim) Fatata is a native of North Carolina who earned an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed additional postgraduate work at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Fatata is an artist who works primarily with clay to create unique representational, one of a kind, figurative sculptures in the classical, realism style.  He artistically interprets and explores the subtle nuances of sculptural forms.  His works accurately portray and celebrate the human form while exploring the most profound aspects of the human experience which are expressed poetically with beauty and grace.  Ordinary emotions, ideas and passions of our shared humanity along with evocative ideas and themes are expressed in his work.

Fatata prefers to work in the medium of bisque fired or glazed stoneware clay.  Bisque fired sculptures are painstakingly hand worked to achieve a result that resembles a marble-like, flesh color or faux bronze finish.  Works by Fatata have been juried into numerous regional and national art shows and exhibitions, and he has received numerous awards for his work.  He serves as director of Litmus Gallery & Studios at 312 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC 27605 and his work can be viewed there.