Saya Woolfalk draws in part on her own intersectional identity as a person of African-American, European-American and Japanese descent to create immersive, multi-media installations that invoke cultural hybridity, technology and culture. She uses science fiction and masquerade to reimagine the world in multiple dimensions and employs a luminous approach to color and imagery that draws on storytelling and folkloric traditions from around the globe. Over the course of a residency at the Newark Museum of Art, Woolfalk will study and respond to different areas of the museum’s permanent collections, including works and installations in its Native American and American art galleries, as well as herbarium specimens from its natural science collection.
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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts