Asya Abdrahman

Artist Statement

I explore the meaning of restoration, generation, and regeneration through an experimental art making process. My productions, sculptures, paintings and writings spring from a lifelong experience with self-healing. This experience, present even in my earliest memories, has greatly influenced my creative endeavors. My work is a verbal and visual metaphor for rehabilitation and recovery. 


Asya Abdrahman, has lived, maintained studio space and continues to work as an Art Instructor in Marin and throughout the Bay Area. She is an artist/curator, world builder and multi-disciplinary artist who considers the intersection of cultural identity, human rights and the environment in her work. Of Somali, Eritrean, and Ethiopian heritages, she fled her East African homeland during a time of regional wars. Abdrahman’s work promotes cultural and ecological survival, advanced through her use of human, technological, natural, found, and recycled resources.

In addition to exhibiting her art, Abdrahman is the founder of Sun Village Artisan Corner, Wisdom's Exchange, POST11NINE, Pay It Forward (PIF) Cafe in collaboration with The Exploratorium and SF Coffee Cruiser. Abdrahman produces and curates exhibitions at Pro Arts Gallery and Alena Museum. Her work was featured at Museum of African Diaspora. In 2019/2020 her artwork will be featured at Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Marin County Civic Center and Root Division Gallery. She is currently an XIR (Explorer In Residence) for CalCEF at New Energy Nexus where she offers clean energy and zero-waste micro-business classes at a local mobile urban art and economic project, Sun Village Artisan Corner, to overcome the barriers to clean energy in underserved communities.

Asya Abdrahman