A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Huffington Post Features SAIC Alum Saya Woolfalk

Earlier in June, SAIC alum Saya Woolfalk (MFA 2004) sat down with the Huffington Post for a Q&A. Woolfalk discusses her art, which grapples with themes of race, cultural boundaries, and hybridity.

Woolfalk’s work is currently on display in an installation at the Seattle Art Museum called ChimaTEK: Virtual Chimeric Space. According to the Huffington Post, Woolfalk’s futuristic installation “features the ‘Empathics,’ women whose absorption of culture results in a genetic transformation into a hybrid being—part human, part plant. They are porous and ultimately demonstrate acceptance and a need to evolve.”

Woolfalk was born in Japan and is based in New York City. “Her own experience points to her elevated understanding of what it means to be a global citizen,” the article notes. “She utilizes sculpture, paintings, digital video, ethereal music, and performance art to design a world and experience for that global citizen.”

The full Q&A, complete with photos and video, can be read on the Huffington Post.