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Floating World of the Cloud Quilt, The Rudin Family Gallery at BAM Strong, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Field Notes from the Empathic Universe,The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, N.J.

Tumbling into Landscape, The Newark Museum of Art, N.J.

From Bones We Rise, The Empathics, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, N.J.


Future Relics From a Landscape of Anticipation, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects at Independent, New York


Empathic Cloud Divination, Tube Factory, Indianapolis

A Cabinet of Anticipation, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Augmented Visionary Reality Outpost, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

Expedition to ChimaCloud, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Visionary Reality Outpost, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin


Hybrid Digital Home, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Lessons From the Institute of Empathy, Seattle Art Museum


ChimaCloud and the Pose System, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Life Products and the ChimaCloud, Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, Mass.


Saya Woolfalk: Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

ChimaCloud, Times Square Midnight Moment

ChimaCloud, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y.

Saya Woolfalk: To Dream the Electric Dream, SCAD Museum, Savannah, GA


The Pollen Catchers’ Color Mixing Machine, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, New York

ChimaTEK: Hybridity Visualization System, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta


Saya Woolfalk Videos: 2005 – 2014, WPA, Washington, D.C.

ChimaTEK: Hybridity Visualization Mandala (performance), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

ChimaTEK, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Saya Woolfalk, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Saya Woolfalk, Emerson-Dorsch Gallery, Miami


Alcott Gallery, UNC Chapel Hill, N. Carolina

The Empathics, Flecker Gallery, SUNY Suffolk, N.Y.

The Empathics, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

Chimera, Third Streaming, New York


The Empathics, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J.


No Place, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, N.J.


Institute of Empathy, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Conn.

The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Mass.


No Place, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, N.Y.


Saya Woolfalk: Three Videos, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, Newark, N.J.


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


Jumble Patch: Transitional Love Objects, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York

Trousseaux: Love Object, SubCity, Chicago


Lovescape, Zg Gallery, Chicago

Paradise Imagined, 12 x 12 New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago



Recent Acquisitions: Union College Permanent Collection, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.

Psychedelic Landscape, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York

Shapeshifting:Transformations on Paper, Baltimore Museum of Art

Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Rising Sun, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia

Digital Combines, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

Another World, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Cantos of the Sibylline Sisterhood, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design, Los Angeles, CA

Women, Land + Art: Reframing the American Landscape, Thomas Cole National Historical Site, Catskill, N.Y.


Abstracted Migrations: Ideas on Embodied Motion, The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Transformed: Objects Reimagined by American Artists, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

When Evening Has Passed and Tomorrow Comes, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah

Saint Somebody: Technologies of the Divine, Art Vault, Santa Fe, NM

Born in Flames: Feminist Futures, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York


Future Texts: Imagining Utopia in a Time of Crisis and Change, SJ Weiler Fund, New York

Firelei Baez, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrom, Saya Woolfalk, Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, PA

Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

A Beautiful Struggle: Black Feminist Futurism, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

No horizon, no edge to Liquid, Zabludowicz Collection, London


A Legacy of Firsts: The Everson Collects, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Figuring the Floral, Wave Hill, The Bronx, N.Y.

Embody, Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, N.Y.

Pouring into an Array of Characters, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany

New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Parallels and Peripheries, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit

Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

Furies, Fairies, Visionaries, Pen + Brush, New York



In This Imperfect Present Moment, Seattle Art Museum

Parallels and Peripheries, ArtCenter South Florida, Miami

The Future Is Female, 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville, Arkansas

hyphenative, SU Art Galleries, Salisbury, Maryland

In Times of Perseus, Sargent’s Daughters, New York

Next Art Tainan, Soka Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan


The Embedded Message, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia

Color: Coded, The New Art Center, Newton, MA

Multiple Modernisms, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

(self), Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Works on Paper 2017, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N. Carolina

Dialogues in Drawing, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco


American 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

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Brooklyn Museum


Disguise: 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



Rockaway! 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



The 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, N.Y.

Masqueraders are the Ancestors of Protestors, IMC Lab + Gallery, New York

Space is the Place, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon

nowhere differentiable, Simon Center for Physics and Geometry, Stony Brook University

Metaphysical Interventions, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York

Interwoven: Art.Craft.Design, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia



Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

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, N.J.

MIE: Portraits, Freight+Volume, New York

Journey of Peace, Concordia College, Bronxville, N.Y.

All Good Things Become Wild and Free, HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin



Bunny Redux, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (catalogue)

The February Show, Ogilvy and Mather, New York

Uncovered, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths

Playboy Redux, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles



Hand+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, Virginia

Losing Yourself, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore

Playboy Redux, Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago

Companion, The Elizabeth Foundation, New York



AIM 29: Living and Dreaming, The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Super Girl, Nexus Art Place, Baltimore

The Open, Deitch Studios, Long Island City, N.Y.

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

Playing Around, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

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, N.J.

If I Didn’t Care: Generational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories, The Park School, Baltimore



New 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



Simulasian, 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, N.Y.

Yokohama Boogie: Under the Influence, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan

U Can’t Touch Dis: The New Asian Art, Zone Chelsea, New York

Young Sculptors Competition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

Whitney ISP, Artists Space, New York



Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N. Carolina

Saya Woolfalk and James Fotopoulos, Momenta Art, Williamsburg, N.Y. (curated by Eric Heist)

Treemendous, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, N.Y.

Dead of Winter, Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, N.Y.

Peace King Mother Nature, Second Gallery, South Boston, Mass.

YEA! Young Emerging Artists, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, N.Y.

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



Greater New York 2005, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, N.Y.

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



Scary/Cute, Flux Factory, Queens, N.Y.

Social Seduction, The Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Chicago 11, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida

Spring Fever, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque

Unlucky in Love, School of the Art Institute, Chicago



As 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



National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York

unfoldingobject: critical selections. Miranda Fine Arts & Henaine Fine Art, Port Chester, N.Y.

EA50: HEREart’s 6th Annual Emerging Artists Show, HEREart, New York

Exhibition to Benefit Breast Cancer Research, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York


Annual Group Exhibition, The Museum at F.I.T., New York

Juried Exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence



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



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



ChimaTEK: Hybridization Visualization Mandala, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

ChimaTEK: Dinner Party Upload, Brooklyn Museum



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



Empathetic Plant Alchemy, Newark Museum Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark, N.J.

Ritual of the Empathics, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, N.J.

Lecture of the Artist: Empathetic Plant Alchemy, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

Hybrid Cosmology, Newark Museum Dreyfuss Planetarium, Newark



Empathic Imaginaries, Harvestworks, Soho Gallery Night, New York



Ethnography of No Place, Zoom in on the Blur, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami

Ritual of the Empathics, Performa09, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York



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



Coloring 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, Mass.



The Cleaners, Art Parade, Deitch Projects, New York

Pessoa da Rua, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Pessoa da Rua, Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil



Love 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, N.Y.



One Night Stand, Performing Art Chicago


Art at Amtrak, Penn Station, New York

Westfield World Trade Center & Art Production Fund

The Peninsula Hotels Art in Resonance, Paris

New York City Parks’ Creative Courts

Cincinnati ArtWorks & Contemporary Arts Center Mural


Baltimore Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

Davis Museum at Wellesley College

Deutsche Bank, New York

Everson Museum of Art

Fleming Museum of Art

The Ford Foundation Collection, New York

JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York

Mead Art Museum

Montclair Art Museum

Newark Museum

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Seattle Art Museum

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Tufts University

Weatherspoon Art Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Zabludowicz Art Trust, London


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