Catch up with W&TW Alumni artists, Leticia Bajuyo, Shana Hoehn and Yuliya Lanina as they discuss how material informs meaning in their work and we will learn more about what they have been working on since their solo exhibitions at W&TW.
About the Artists
A Filipinx-American artist who lives, works, teaches in Corpus Christi, Texas, Bajuyo is an interdisciplinary artist, object maker, and sculptor. Through her large-scale works, Leticia Bajuyo engages audiences and connects with communities through her site-specific installations that involve community collections of media and memories. Her artworks have been exhibited nationally in recent solo exhibitions at the Beeville Art Museum in Beeville, Texas; Hall Art Gallery at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi; the Rudolph Blume Fine Art Gallery in Houston, TX; and K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas. Recent international exhibitions include FRAME OF MIND 2016, a Northern Mindanao Contemporary Art exhibit in Mindanao, Philippines and the 2015 IV International From Waste to Art Exhibition at the From Waste to Art Museum in Baku, Azerbaijan. Bajuyo’s large-scale, site-specific art installations include creating artwork in the silos of the Site Gallery at Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas; at the Nashville International Airport in Tennessee; and in the Tony Hillerman Library in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bajuyo received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Shana Hoehn has built an image archive of sexualized female archetypes sourced from ship figureheads, hood ornaments, carnival portraiture, pinups painted on WWII aircraft, and horror films. These images are a starting point for Hoehn’s distinctive, large-scale sculptures, videos and installations. She received her BFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in sculpture and extended media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hoehn has participated in residencies such as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Acre Residency, SOMA Summer, and the Core Program. Hoehn is a recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Mexico, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, the Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, and the Idea Fund Grant.
Yuliya Lanina is a multimedia artist whose work bridges traditional media with new technologies, such as video, robotics, Virtual Reality, and performance – often combining them all. Born in Moscow, Lanina arrived in New York as a political refugee. There she established herself as a pioneering artist on the cutting edge of combining digital technologies with the handmade media. She creates alternate realities in her works—ones based on sexuality, fetishism, and identity. She has exhibited and performed extensively both nationally and internationally, including SXSW Interactive (TX), Seoul Art Museum (Korea), SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan), 798 Beijing Biennial (China), Cleveland Institute of Art (OH), Museum Ludwig (Germany), Teatro Santa Ana (Mexico), Blanton Museum of Art (TX), and Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia). Her recent solo show at Xposed gallery on New York’s HighLine was viewed by more than 1,000 people per day over three weeks. Lanina’s honors include fellowships and scholarships from Fulbright (Vienna, Austria), Headlands Art Center (CA), Yaddo (NY), Marble House Project (NY), NY Studio Gallery (NYC), The Puffin Foundation (NJ), CORE Cultural Funding Program (Austin, TX), ArtSprinter (NYC) and Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International Competition (NYC). Lanina holds an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College.