Ahndraya Parlato was born in Kailua, Hawaii and is currently based in Rochester, NY. “My work is invested in moments where tensions between the normal and the abnormal collapse–where things cannot be enclosed into neat containers of either subjective or objective realities, where the moments of illogic, magic, mystery, and whimsy that lie just below the surface of ordinary life are revealed by instances of rupture and chance.”

Her newest body of work and book, Who Is Changed and Who Is Dead, an expansive project exploring the contradictory and complex conditions of motherhood, was recently published by Mack Books (2021). 


Me Balls (2021) by Ahndraya Parlato © Ahndraya Parlato, courtesy of the artist


This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.