AAWAA Press Releases
A Place of Her Own, 2010
A Glimpse Into the Universal Concerns of Women (PDF)
A Place of Her Own, 2009
Asian American Women Artists
at de Young Museum
in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, January 30, 2009, 6:30-8:30
Featuring the musical stylings of
Mr. Danny Cao or www.DuUy.net
SAN FRANCISCO, 30 Dec 2008
Public can view the artists' creative process throughout January 2009
Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) will be the January Artists-in-Residence at the de Young museum in San Francisco under the curatorial direction of Cynthia Tom with the project, A Place of Your Own. AAWAA has selected nine Asian American women artists to create 3-D art installations that address the question, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”
The general public is invited January 7–February 1, 2009, 11–5 pm everyday and Fridays until 8:45 pm (starting January 16th) to view how artists articulate their responses through sculptures, drawings, paintings, photography and mixed media. AAWAA invites the public to come create your own place. Bring along your treasured items - smaller than a breadbox to the Kimble Gallery at the de Young and join the community worktable.
A Place of Her Own artist-in-residence launches what will be a five year project, developing at different venues with different artists under the overall project name, A Place of Her Own. Emphasizing the importance of the project, Cynthia Tom, AAWAA board president says: “This project can have the positive effect of changing people's lives—it expl The goal of the Project is to inspire all viewers to ask the same question: “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”
SOMArts Cultural Center Presents
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition: February 5 - 25, 2009
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 2:00 - 7:00pm, Saturday 1:00 - 5:00pm
Hybridity: how do the themes, subject matter, and aesthetics of two cultures speak to the relationship, permissions, and boundaries that exist between them?
Featured artists include: Rio Yanez, Shizu Saldamondo, Mari Naomi (AAWAA), Miho Toyoda, Kathy Fujii-Oka (AAWAA), Mae Suzuki, Ava Alamshah, Jos Sances, Nicole Schach, Cynthia Tom, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod.
AAWAA in the News
Cheers to Muses, 2007
" . . . provides a satisfying sampler of works by contemporary Asian American women artists, especially those of northern California. It is engaging and attractive, perfect in format and scope for the coffee table and casual perusal. In concert, the pieces of this anthology testify to the truth of personal, artistic, cultural experience. Driven by the inspiration of a muse, they further widen the doorway of what is possible."
Anthology, Exhibit Feature Asian American Women Artists
12 Jun 2007
"showcasing the broad range of talent among Asian American women . . ."
"A beautifully done full-color anthology of contemporary visual and literary art by Asian-American women . . ."