Become part of the AAWAA’s vibrant arts community and Asian American history!
Asian American Women Artists Association is the leading organization representing Asian American in the arts for social change. Our mission is to ensure the visibility, documentation, and well-being of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, educational lectures, and other culturally relevant programs that benefit the community, AAWAA elevates the narratives of Asian Pacific American women and enriches the lives of its artists & affiliate members and the public at large.
VISIBILITY: Through widely publicized, dynamic large-scale multidisciplinary art exhibitions, film screenings, readings, publications and programs such as A Place of Her Own, Eating Cultures, The Worlds of Bernice Bing, and underCurrents and the Quest for Space, AAWAA introduces the work of both emerging and established Asian American and Pacific Islander women artists to the APA community, arts institutions, curators, collectors, scholars, and the broader public.
DOCUMENTATION: By joining the online AAWAA Profile Pages of APA women artists and their work, Artist and Affiliate members will have the unique opportunity to become part of growing Asian American Arts Resource Initiative. AAWAA promotes to curricula for students and teachers, research for scholars and educators, and resources for arts professionals, curators, writers, and more.
WELL-BEING: We engage with artists and affiliates on a holistic level, welcoming expressive arts and open discourse. By providing opportunities to connect with other AAWAA members, we help create community and a support network for APA women artists. Through our groundbreaking arts and healing program A Place of Her Own, we address often unspoken issues affecting APA women.