Saaya Weaver is a Japanese / American artist and writer currently based in New York. She spent her formative years in Sasebo, Japan living in a five generation household, before relocating to New Jersey. After receiving a degree in Anthropology and Japanese Literature and Film, she returned to her motherland to explore her identity by engaging with her 29 roommates.
Her work is defined by the overstimulation of her chaotic environment and the anarchy of her process, which is obsessively ambiguous yet precise. This seemingly disarray of elements illustrates Saaya’s perception of life and reality.
Interviews and Features
Interview with Acclaim Magazine
Guest on Explain Your Face Podcast
Selected Group Shows
TUMB!VERSE III, curated by Michael Bianchino, The Deepend, Brooklyn, New York 2019
BnA Hotel, curated by Ryan Cluever, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan 2018
ZINE HOUSE, curated by Gabriel Zorrilla, CLOUDS, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan 2017
Small Wonders Art Show, curated by Gabriel Zorrilla, CLOUDS, Koenji, Tokyo, Japan 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Literature
Minor in Illustration
2016 - William Paterson University