Week 11 – Artist Conversation – Sovanchan Sorn

Artist: Sovanchan Sorn

Exhibition: This is All I Remember

Media: Fiber

Gallery: Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: –

Instagram: sovanchan


Sovanchan Sorn, born in Des Moines and raised in Long Beach. Sovanchan originally went to Long Beach City College but then transferred to CSULB to work towards her BFA in fiber arts.

Sovanchan grew up the daughter of Cambodian refugees. This exhibition was inspired by her parents and other members of her family. Those from her family are refugees of the Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge Regime.


This is All I Remember was made by shaping different fibers. All of the pieces are so beautifully crafted. I was in awe the moment I had stepped into the gallery. The piece on the left hand side, made of copper falls so elegantly. It is amazing how Sovanchan transformed the copper. The piece on the right is definitely eye catching. I walked closer to it, it seemed like there were little feathers all over it. It reminded me of the fur of a mythical monster.

The gallery was so powerful. It was truly an experience to walk through it and take in everything. I really do give praise to Sovanchan for sharing her family’s story her art and in general. I also want to thank her family for sharing their experiences on what was such a horrible time for them.


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