Print Public – Jenifer K Wofford
This is a moment of precarity, anxiety and uncertainty for many in the Bay Area, both post-election and post-Ghost Ship. With this in mind, artist Jenifer K Wofford is initiating “Mettle Detection,”(pun intentional), a project that will bring some of Kala’s neighbors together over the coming months to share pragmatic, hopeful strategies for the creation of safe, strong, sustainable spaces.
Jenifer K Wofford is an 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.
Wofford has exhibited her work at the Berkeley Art Museum, DeYoung Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Further afield, Wing Luke Museum (Seattle), DePaul Museum (Chicago), Silverlens Galleries (Philippines), and Osage (Hong Kong).
Wofford’s awards include the Eureka Fellowship, the Murphy Fellowship, and grants from the Art Matters Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation and UCIRA. She has also been artist-in-residence at The Living Room (Philippines), Liguria Study Center (Italy) and KinoKino (Norway).
Wofford was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from UC Berkeley. A well-known arts educator, Wofford is part-time faculty at both the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley