Residency: January-February 2005
"Informed by feminist, race, and cultural theory, my work is a visual response to my experience in a world whose mass media projects one-dimensional and commoditized representations of desire. It recognizes the power of representational systems of gender, sexuality, and race, and how these visual systems help to construct and reinforce social and political hierarchies. It invites the viewer both to critique the systems and to look for a more multivalent vision of the world."
— Saya Woolfalk
Saya received her MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from Brown University, Providence, RI. She has also studied in Italy, New York and at the Rhode Island School of Design. Saya has an upcoming exhibition at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, in New York City, and has had numerous exhibitions throughout the United States. Most recently, she has exhibited at the Federal University of Maranaho, Brazil, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL and at 2g Gallery in Chicago, IL. In 2004, Saya was one of the recipients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant.