Manon Wada is an interdisciplinary artist originally from and currently based in New York City on Canarsie Munsee Lenape land. Her art practice takes form as installation, sculpture and video, which frequently intersects with poetry. In tandem she often works collaboratively and on socially engaged, community-based art projects.
She earned her MFA in Sculpture at RISD and her BFA in Community Arts at California College of the Arts. Wada has been awarded grants for projects including Counternarratives of Herstory Census, HEARTH Community Art Garden Project and Visible Voices. She has been an artist in residence at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC, ComPeung in Doi Saket, Thailand and A Place of Her Own in San Francisco, CA.
Her work has been exhibited at Border Project Space in Brooklyn and Buffalo Riverworks, NY, at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA, Rumpueng Community Art Space in Chiang Mai, Thailand and such San Francisco Bay Area venues as Thoreau Center for Sustainability, SOMArts Cultural Center and Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. She is a member of the Asian American Women Artists Association.
- SCULP-4784-02 Research Studio I: Archives, Histories, and Urgency