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

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Literature

Minor in Illustration

2016 - William Paterson University