Our Mission

AAWAA’s mission is to be a catalyst of change and empowerment for Asian American women artists in the visual, literary and media arts by offering thought-provoking projects and programs that challenge, inspire and interpret their work.
AAWAA raises the visibility of the Asian American Art, promotes dialogue across cultures and generations and builds community among Asian American women artists.


AAWAA is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco. Our members are from native and foreign-born backgrounds, with a wide range of Asian ethnicities and ages. While the majority of our artists are in the San Francisco Bay Area we also have members throughout the country.

AAWAA serves its community through three areas of programming:

  • Exhibitions and Publications
  • Education and Advocacy
  • Artists Support Network