Saya Woolfalk

  • Saya Woolfalk (Born in 1979 in Gifu City, Japan. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) Saya Woolfalk creates works of...

    Saya Woolfalk

    (Born in 1979 in Gifu City, Japan. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY)

     

    Saya Woolfalk creates works of art that incorporate the African American, European American,

    and Japanese influences of her family background. Also alluding to science fiction, feminist

    theory, mythology, anthropology, archaeology, Eastern religion, and fashion, she re-imagines a

    utopian, empathic world through painting, sculpture, video, performance, multimedia installations, and public artworks.

     

    Woolfalk earned her B.A. in visual art and economics from Brown University in 2001 and her MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. Her many honors and awards include a residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2007); and the 2023 Anonymous Was a Woman award.

     

    Her work is in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum;

    the Hunter Museum of American Art; AKG Buffalo Art Museum; the Baltimore Museum of Art;

    the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Chrysler Museum of Art; the Mead Museum of Art; the Everson Museum of Art; the Newark Museum of Art; the

    Weatherspoon Art Museum; and many other institutions.

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