Artist statement

Amayi Morales is a multimedia artist whose work implicates herself and viewers to question how architecture, language, and tradition function as methods of understanding structures within interpersonal connections and in the physical matter that surrounds us. Through the use of varying macro to micro scales of gesture she attempts to navigate the psychological effects of environments on human connection. Her research of physics inspires recurring themes of mapping the body in space. 


Morales, in tandem with her formal scientific inquiries, trains and studies the Brazilian martial art and dance Capoeira expanding her community engagement within arts education. Morales was born in San Diego, CA and currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2020 and was a recipient of the portfolio scholarship to the undergrad program. In her time at SFAI she was awarded an Ivan Majdrakoff Materials Award and a Honors Studio at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in both 2019 and 2020. She has been featured in a variety of group exhibitions in San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.