1979 Gifu City, Japan
Lives and works in New York
Drawing on her own familial history, Saya Woolfalk incorporates African American, European American, and Japanese cultural influences, while alluding to science fiction, feminist theory, mythology, anthropology, archaeology, Eastern religion, and fashion. She re-imagines the world in multiple dimensions, creating works of art in a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, video, performance, and multimedia installations.
Woolfalk received her BA from Brown University in 2001 and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. She has exhibited multimedia works and performances in solo shows and group shows at museums including the Brooklyn Museum; the Seattle Art Museum; the Studio Museum in Harlem; MoMA PS1; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The SCAD Museum of Art; the Chrysler Museum of Art; and many others. Her work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Seattle Museum of Art among others. Saya Woolfalk is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.