Jenifer K Wofford is a Filipina-American artist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her MFA from UC Berkeley.
Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area at the Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Richmond Art Center, and Kearny Street Workshop, nationally at New Image Art (Los Angeles), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum (Salt Lake City), thirtynine hotel (Honolulu), and internationally at Future Prospects (Philippines), Galerie Blanche (France), and Osage Gallery Kwun Tong (Hong Kong).
She is also 1/3 of the manic, brilliant, highly delusional artist trio Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. They have collaborated on a variety of shenanigans for venues including the DeYoung Museum, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, the National Asian American Film Festival, The San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the McColl Center for Visual Art.
Wofford has worked in arts education for over a decade, with schools and organizations including the University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Diablo Valley College, SFMoMA, Casa De Los Jovenes, Leadership High School, First Graduate, City Arts and Tech High School, and Out Of Site.
Her awards include the Eureka Fellowship, the Murphy Fellowship, and grants from the Art Matters Foundation, UCIRA, and the Pacific Rim Research Program. She has also undertaken artist residencies at The Living Room, Philippines, Solyst Artist in Residence Center, Denmark, and Chateau de la Napoule, France. Wofford was also honored with a 2007 “Goldie” (Guardian Local Discovery) Award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian.