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Jennifer K. Wofford with mural, Pattern Recognition

Teacher Events and Workshops

Virtual Teacher Workshop

Pattern Recognition: Asian American Women Artists, Past and Present

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Saturday, Apr 17, 9:30 AM–12 PM
For Teachers of Middle School Through College
Members: $5, Non-Members: $10

We’ll learn about the impact of Asian American women artists from the Bay Area, past and present, in this virtual workshop featuring guest artist Jenifer K Wofford. Wofford, a Filipina American artist and educator based in San Francisco, will talk about her mural Pattern Recognition, the first commission for the museum’s new Lawrence and Gorretti Lui Hyde Street Art Wall. Inspired by traditional Asian decorative motifs and bold, colorful graphics of the 1980s, Pattern Recognition celebrates Asian American artists and immigrant communities. We’ll also share activities and resources that you can use to engage students with this artwork as well as with the Asian American women artists highlighted in Wofford’s mural.

About the Artist: 

Jenifer K Wofford is a San Francisco–based artist and educator whose work plays with hybridity, authenticity, and global culture, often with a humorous bent. She is also one-third of the Filipina American artist trio M.O.B. 

Wofford’s work has been exhibited in the Bay Area at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Oakland Museum of California, YBCA, San Jose Museum of Art, Southern Exposure, and Kearny Street Workshop. Further afield, her work has been shown at New Image Art (Los Angeles), Wing Luke Museum (Seattle), DePaul Museum (Chicago), Silverlens Galleries (Philippines), VWFA (Malaysia), and Osage Gallery (Hong Kong). 

 

Workshop Goals: 

  • To learn how Wofford’s Pattern Recognition can be used as a teaching tool about Asian American artists and Asian American immigrant communities. 
  • To learn how Pattern Recognition might support student reflection on their own identity and cultural heritage. 
  • To share teaching resources about Asian American women artists, past and present. 

 

Agenda 

9:30–9:45 AM: Welcome and Introductions 

9:45–10 AM: Overview of the Asian Art Museum’s “Feminist Facade” 

10–11:15 AM: Presentation by Jenifer K Wofford and Q&A 

11:15–11:25 AM: Break 

11:25–11:55 AM: Presentations by Asian Art Museum Staff on Resources and Activities 

11:55 AM–12 PM: Wrap-Up 

For questions about teacher events and workshops, contact the education department at 415-581-3668 or schools@asianart.org