Monuments, Durian, & Portable Toilets: Artist Jenifer Wofford
This month, Project Room Editor Tessa Hulls sat down with visual artist and educator Jenifer Wofford in her San Francisco home. Their sprawling conversation traced the themes of monument and memory and their presence in Jenifer's diverse body of work. Join us as they discuss durians, portable toilets, and growing up as a mixed-race American.
Jenifer K Wofford is a San Francisco-based artist and educator whose work plays with notions of hybridity, authenticity and global culture, often with a humorous bent. She is also 1/3 of the Filipina-American artist trio Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area at the Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, and Kearny Street Workshop. Further afield, she has shown at New Image Art (Los Angeles), Wing Luke Museum (Seattle), DePaul Museum (Chicago), Manila Contemporary (Philippines), VWFA (Malaysia), and Osage Gallery (Hong Kong). Wofford’s awards include the Eureka Fellowship, the Murphy Fellowship, and grants from the Art Matters Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, UCIRA, and the Pacific Rim Research Program. She has also been artist-in-residence at The Living Room, Philippines, Liguria Study Center, Italy and KinoKino, Norway.
Learn more about Jeniffer Wofford on her website: www.wofflehouse.com
Works by Jenifer Wofford.