A group exhibition of the Asian American Women Artists Alliance
Acrylic on canvas
30” x 50”, 2004
Yan Kong is the director and founder of the Asian American
Women Artists Alliance. In 1998 she recognized the urgent need of a central
place where Asian women artists would have access to information and resources
in the arts, of creating opportunities for showcasing Asian women artists'
work, and of educating the general public about this community's unique
contributions to the arts in New York City. AAWAA was incorporated in
1998 and received its 501 C-3 non-profit status in 1999. The mission of
the Asian American Women Artists Alliance (AAWAA) is to support and promote
Asian American Women artists in the visual, literary and performing arts.
Working with volunteer artists members within the organization, Yan has
coordinated and put together, to this date, 20 visual arts exhibitions,
8 performances, 7 catalogs to document exhibitions, and a website for
AAWAA - all by a shoe string budget.
© 2004 AAWAA Asian American Women Artists Alliance