Exhibitions and Publications

AAWAA offers venues and opportunities for Asian American women artists and writers to showcase their work. We advocate for Asian American women artists for representation in mainstream institutions, collections and publications.

Education & Advocacy

AAWAA presents lectures, panel discussions and literary readings at academic and art institutions. AAWAA has produced several editions of slide binders and more recently a visual and audio Educational Presentation Packet featuring the work, biographies and demographics of 50 visual, literary and performing artists.

Artists Support Network

AAWAA provides workshops, salons, mixers and a members’ email network for Asian American women artists to learn new skills, support and inspire one another and build community.

Upcoming Events

Past Highlights

Cheers to Muses Exhibition, Literary Reading, Artists Panel Discussion & Book Launch

In conjunction with the publication of the anthology, Cheers to Muses: Contempoary Works by Asian American Women, AAWAA mounted a major exhibition of art and writing by contributors to the book at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco and produced three auxiliary events: a reading, panel discussion and book launch.

The exhibit featured 120 works of art and writing by 35 visual and literary artists. Selecting multiple works of art by the artists, the curator was able to demonstrate the depth of the artists’ work. The exhibit is being co-sponsored by the Chinese Culture Center and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center.

They Hold Up Half the Sky

They Hold Up Half the Sky, comprising two major exhibitions, Bernice Bing: A Memorial Tribute and Retrospective, and Of Our Own Voice 1999, with related symposia and an opening night celebration, was a collaborative project of the Asian American Women Artists Association and SomArts in 1999. It was a featured event of the 1999 National Queer Arts Festival.