Saya Woolfalk

Born 1979
Hometown Gifu City, Japan
Lives and Works New York, NY
BA, Brown University, Providence, RI, Visual Art & Economics, Honors in Visual Art, 2001
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, 2004
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Sculpture, 2004

Studio Museum in Harlem

Tufts University, Medford MA

Saya Woolfalk’s work considers the idea that symbolic and ideological systems can be activated and re-imagined through collaboration, imaginative play and masquerade. To effect this re-imagining objects, bodies, and landscapes are constructed to immerse us in the logic of another place. In many ways Woolfalk’s pieces become the repository of the dreams and ideas of the many people who participate in producing and imagining the contours of the works. In the tradition of the fable or folk story, she maps the desires and ideas of people to create narratives that attempt to be relevant to a contemporary audience.

Woolfalk’s work has been shown in a number of galleries and institutions inclduing the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, Koppelman Gallery, Tufts University Art Gallery, Massachusetts, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, Momenta Art, Williamsburg, New York, Scope Art Miami, Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont, among others.  

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