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Saya Woolfalk



2018Hybrid Digital Home, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Lessons From the Institute of Empathy, Seattle Art Museum

2017ChimaCloud and the Pose System, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Saya Woolfalk: Life Products and the ChimaCloud, Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA

2016Saya Woolfalk: Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
ChimaCloud, Times Square Midnight Moment
ChimaCloud, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y.
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA

2015The Pollen Catchers’ Color Mixing Machine, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, New York
Saya Woolfalk: ChimaTEK: Hybridity Visualization System, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta

2014Saya Woolfalk Videos: 2005 – 2014, WPA, Washington, D.C.
Saya Woolfalk: ChimaTEK: Hybridity Visualization Mandala (performance), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
ChimaTEK, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Saya Woolfalk, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Saya Woolfalk, Emerson-Dorsch Gallery, Miami

2013Alcott Gallery, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
The Empathics, Flecker Gallery, SUNY Suffolk, NY
The Empathics, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK
Chimera, Third Streaming, New York

2012The Empathics, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

2011No Place, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ

2010Institute of Empathy, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

2009No Place, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY

2008Saya Woolfalk: Three Videos, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, Newark, NJ

2007No Place: Wonders from that World, Zg Gallery, Chicago

2005Jumble Patch: Transitional Love Objects, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York
Trousseaux: Love Object, SubCity, Chicago

2004Lovescape, Zg Gallery, Chicago
Paradise Imagined, 12 x 12 New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


2018In This Imperfect Present Moment, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Parallels and Peripheries, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami
hyphenative, SU Art Galleries, Salisbury, MD
In Times of Perseus, Sargent’s Daughters, New York
Next Art Tainan, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan

2017The Embedded Message, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA
Color: Coded, The New Art Center, Newton, MA
Multiple Modernisms, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
(self), Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Works on Paper 2017, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Dialogues in Drawing, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco

2016American Histories, Pi Artworks, London
Bedazzled, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx
Past Present Future, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan
Sisters of the Moon: Feminism, Art, and Magic, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Lexington, KY
Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Brooklyn Museum

2015Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Fowler Museum, Los Angeles
Anthems for the Mother Earth Goddess, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Between History and the Body, The 8th Floor (The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation), New York
Les Oracles, XPO Gallery, Paris
Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Seattle Art Museum

2014Rockaway! MoMA PS1, Long Island City, N.Y.
Herland, 60 Wall Gallery, New York
Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta
PaperWork: Drawings, Prints, and Collages, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2013The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Migrating Identities, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Nu Age Hustle, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Masqueraders are the Ancestors of Protestors, IMC Lab + Gallery, New York
Space is the Place, Disjecta, Portland, OR
nowhere differentiable, Simon Center for Physics and Geometry, Stony Brook University, NY
Metaphysical Interventions, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

2012Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.
Traveled to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, and Glenbow Art Museum, Clagary, Canada
Super HUMAN, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT and Aljira Center for the Arts, Newark, NJ
MIE: Portraits, Freight+Volume, New York
Journey of Peace, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
All Good Things Become Wild and Free, HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

2011Bunny Redux, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (catalogue)
The February Show, Ogilvy and Mather, New York
Uncovered, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths
Playboy Redux, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles

2010Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art, Craft and Design, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Threads: Senga Nengudi, Saya Woolfalk, Rashawn Griffin, and Shinique Smith, Eli Klein Fine Art, Beijing, China
The Sitting Room: 4 Studies, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia
Collected: Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Transhuman Conditions, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Losing Yourself, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore
Playboy Redux, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago
Companion, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York

2009AIM 29: Living and Dreaming, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Super Girl, Nexus Art Place, Baltimore
The Open, Deitch Studios, Long Island City, NY
Losing Yourself, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Back to the Garden, Deutsche Bank Art Gallery, New York
More Art Less Filler II, Space 204 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Playing Around, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Making It, Deutsche Bank Art Gallery, New York
2012+, The Drop Urban Art Infill, New York
Pulse, Taller Boricua / Puerto Rican Workshop, New York
Next Post,Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
If I Didn’t Care: Generational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories, The Park School, Baltimore

2008New Intuitions: Artist-In-Residence, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
In Transit, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York
Storytellers, Paperwork Gallery, Baltimore
Once Upon A Time, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York

2007Simulasian, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York
Kazuo Ohno 101: Three-Week Butoh Parade, Japan Society, New York
Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY
Yokohama Boogie: Under the Influence, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
U Can’t Touch Dis: The New Asian Art, Zone Chelsea, New York, NY
Young Sculptors Competition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Whitney ISP, Artists Space, New York

2006Works on Paper. Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Saya Woolfalk and James Fotopoulos, Momenta Art, Williamsburg, NY curated by Eric Heist
Treemendous, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Dead of Winter, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Peace King Mother Nature, Second Gallery, South Boston, MA
YEA! Young Emerging Artists, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA 2004 and 2005 Recipient Exhibition, CUE Art Foundation, New York
The Jaundiced Eye, Scope-NY, entrance installation
d'Afrique d'Asie, Artist Commune, Hong Kong
Chimaera, Tenri Cultural  Institute, New York
National Psyche, Lab Art Space, San Francisco
The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York

2005Greater New York 2005, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Production of Escapism – a project by Rashid Johnson, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
Holiday Windows, Exit Art, New York
d'Afrique d'Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York
Working Process: a glimpse into the artist's studio practice, Zg Gallery, Chicago
Sinister, The Museum at the Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University

2004Scary/Cute, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Social Seduction, The Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Chicago 11, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Spring Fever, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Unlucky in Love, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

2003As Small As Possible, Zg Gallery, Chicago
December Group Show, G-2 Gallery, Chicago
Remark/Remarket, 1926 Halsted Gallery, Chicago
Project Room: Richard Levy Gallery, Scope Art LA, Los Angeles
Group Exhibition, 2003, Stray Show, Chicago
Artwindows 2003, G'Bani, Chicago
Fieldwork; in honor of national women’s history month, 1926 Halsted, Chicago

2002National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York
unfoldingobject: critical selections. Miranda Fine Arts & Henaine Fine Art, Port Chester, NY
EA50: HEREart’s 6th Annual Emerging Artists Show, HEREart, New York
Exhibition to Benefit Breast Cancer Research, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

2001Annual Group Exhibition, The Museum at F.I.T., New York
Juried Exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence


2016Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, Screening Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2015B3 Biennale of the Moving Image, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2014ChimaTEK: Hybridization Visualization Mandala, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
ChimaTEK: Dinner Party Upload, Brooklyn Museum

2013Hybrid Cosmology, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR

2012Empathetic Plant Alchemy, Newark Museum Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark, NJ
Ritual of the Empathics, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Lecture of the Artist: Empathetic Plant Alchemy, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Hybrid Cosmology, Newark Museum Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark, NJ

2010Empathic Imaginaries, Harvestworks, Soho Gallery Night, New York, NY

2009Ethnography of No Place, Zoom in on the Blur, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami FL
Ritual of the Empathics, Performa09, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

2008Ethnography of No Place, Brooklyn International Film Festival, Experimental Film div

2007Coloring Book Cart featuring: The Cleaners, Kitchen Highline Block Party, The Kitchen, New York
The Cleaners, Resistance and the Law: Radicalism, Extremism, Legitimacy, Co-Optation,
Harvard Law School Conference, Cambridge, MA

2006The Cleaners, Art Parade, Deitch Projects, NY, NY
Pessoa da Rua, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Pessoa da Rua, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil

2005Love Monster, Metro Color Collision at Frisbee Art Fair, Miami
Terra de Lixo, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil
Winter Garden, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2004One Night Stand, Performing Art Chicago


Chrysler Museum of Art
Deutsche Bank
Everson Museum of Art
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Tufts University
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Montclair Art Museum