News and Updates - 2014

Wow and Flutter: Noiseless is the cover image of the journal TransferenceVolume 2, number 1, fall 2014
Transference is published by McNaughton and Gunn.  This journal from the World Languages and Literatures department of Western Michigan University publishes poetry translated into English from German, Russian, French, Old French, Latin, Classical Greek, Japanese, Arabic, and Chinese with short commentaries on the art of translating. 

 

Upcoming installation April 2015
South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
Based on my installation of Tesseracts at the Biennial 27,  the Curatorial Committee of the South Bend Museum of Art has commissioned a new, site-specific CD installation.  Similar to Dual Wielding, this suspended sculpture will have two horns; however, instead of irrigation tubing and ratchet tie downs, this CD installation will have an aluminum skeleton and will be supported by stainless steel cables.  

 

August 3 - November 30, 2014
ND Alumni: Sculptors and Professors
Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana
My addition to this group exhibition is a new pair of CD sculptures titled Tesseracts 2 in ND Alumni: Sculptors and Professors.  Each sculpture is 6ft x 6ft x 4ft and made of Donated CD and DVD discs, 2x4s, monofilament, cable ties, ratchet tie down straps, bungee cords, irrigation tubing, eye bolts and eye screws, sheet metal screws, wood screws, fender washers, threaded metal rods, and bolts

 

Opening August 4, 2014
Hero with a Thousand Faces
1B | FirstBuild Micro-Factory, Louisville, Kentucky
1B is taking the business of making to the next level by collaborating with a skilled and open community to design and build the next generation of home appliances by demonstrating how advanced manufacturing, co-creation and small-batch production are revolutionizing the way innovative products come to market. 

Beginning on August 4, the public can stop by the space to check out 1B and also view IDEAS 40203's contemporary art exhibit featuring 12 Louisville-based artists. The exhibition, Hero with a Thousand Faces, was curated by Theo Edmonds.  My addition to this exhibition is a series of six steel and fiberglass sculptures titled Bus Stop Notes.

 

September 30 – October 24, 2014
Firehouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass Oregon 
To celebrate the FireHouse Gallery's 20th anniversary, they have invited artists who have had solo exhibitions to participate in a group exhibition this fall.  For this exhibition, I will be displaying Wow and Flutter: Player Pianos and Boom Boxes, graphite drawings on player piano roll paper  

 

May 29 - July 5, 2014
HEREart, New York City, New York
A group exhibition titled Space Landscape, curated by Robert Lucy, was a show of photography, sculpture and video  that will take you to the outer reaches of the universe using the most ordinary of materials.

Since 1993, HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations, and today, it stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. HERE supports multidisciplinary work that does not fit into a conventional programming agenda.

For Space Landscape, I exhibited Forces of Nature: Whirlpools and Walmart Bath Rugs.  Created with duct tape and bath rugs, this artwork was inspired by theories of relativity and color theory.

 

April 10-11, 2014
Vanderbilt University Department of Art, Nashville, Tennessee
Juror for the 2014 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award
Vanderbilt University Department of Art announced the recipient of the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet award for 2014.  David Krenz's video installation, World of Sleepers, was selected for the award following a juried competition involving exhibition, interviews and written proposals.  He will receive a $25,000 prize that provides the funds for a year of art research and travel, culminating in a solo show at Vanderbilt in 2015.

Jurors selected to serve for the competition are all distinguished artists and educators.  Jurors this year included Sergio Soave, professor of art at The Ohio State University; Leticia Bajuyo, professor of art at Hanover College in Hanover, IN; and Ken Gonzales-Day, professor of art at Scripps College in Los Angeles, CA.

 

April 4 - 19, 2014
U.T. Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee
Juror for NEXUS 2014
As one of the Dogwood Arts Festival's featured exhibits, NEXUS, showcases national and international artists working in contemporary sculpture and 3D media. Indoor sculptures comprising all styles and genres from emerging and established artists will be selected by esteemed professor, Leticia Bajuyo, for exhibition at the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery.

 

March 7 - April 24, 2014
Solo Exhibition of  Dual Wielding 
Myers Gallery, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dual Wielding will be on exhibit in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Living Arts in the Myers Gallery and was part of New Genre XXI. New Genre is an Arts Festival of Contemporary Art "that presents nothing but contemporary art forms, which are fresh and new i.e., performance art, new movement pieces, new music concerts, video art forms, installation artworks and the kind of work, which does not have any categories!"

StudioTulsa, interview with Rich Fisher, Public Radio Tulsa, Friday, March 7, 2014
Artist Leticia Bajuyo Presents Dual Wielding at the Living Arts Gallery in Downtown Tulsa
"On this edition of StudioTulsa, we welcome Leticia Bajuyo, an Indiana-based artist whose vast, mixed-media, and digital-disc-driven installation/sculpture called Dual Wielding..."

 

The King's Garden Fête, March 22, 2014
Join Louisville's creatives, artists, entrepreneurs, techies, venture sharks, hipsters and hometown honeys to PARTY WITH A PURPOSE at The Nucleus in LouisvilleKentucky with  I.D.E.A.S. 40203

- 10+ KY/NYC artists in a sizzlin' contemporary art exhibition including Sara Pitt, Jake Heustis, Shohei Katayama, Andrew Cozzens, Michael Ratterman, Leticia Bajuyo, Letitia Quesenberry, Ben Cook, Tom Butch, Clare Hirn, Theo Edmonds, Brandon Ballenge, Noel Anderson 
- Double bill concert by Kyle James Hauser and Small Time Napoleon
- Crazy delicious food by Farm to Fork Catering
- Raffle for an amazing night to benefit YouthBuild Louisville and I.D.E.A.S. 40203's collaborative UrbanGreen Project, which will send underprivileged students to study in the King's Kitchen gardens of Versailles, France. 

 

Marginal Cost Marginal Benefit group exhibit
I.D.E.A.S. Mix + Pivot March 4, 2014, 5:30-7:30
XLerateHealth, Nucleus Building, 300 E. Market St., Louisville, Kentucky

I.D.E.A.S. Mix + Pivot events are dynamic, productive and innovative mixers with a mission. A networking event that begins with 2 artist and 2 entrepreneurs each giving 5 minute pitches on their projects and start-ups.   This Mix + Pivot also features a new exhibition in the XLerateHealth space — a continuing chapter in I.D.E.A.S. investigation of the relationship between artists/creatives and the economics of the world in which they operate.  The featured artists in the Marginal Cost Marginal Benefit exhibit include Brandon Ballenge (NYC), Sara Pitt (KY), Shohei Katayama (KY), Andrew Cozzens (KY), John Brooks (KY) and Leticia Bajuyo (IN).

 

January 11 - February 22, 2014
Infodumps and Datafills - Solo Exhibition
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
Infodumps and Datafills  will be on exhibit at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in January and February of 2014.  The exhibition will include site-specific CD and Theremin installations, sculptures, and drawings.  Exhibition dates: January 11 – February 22nd, 2014.  Closing Reception February 22nd, 2014 from 3-5 p.m.

 


News and Updates - 2013

Visual Artists Network - 2012 Catalog is now available.
With an introduction by VAN program specialist Alec De León, the new VAN catalog features three artist interviews (De León/Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Shelly Spector/Theaster Gates, and Steve Lambert/Emily Bivens), thirteen project profiles from the VAN Partners across the country, and 122 pages of handsome full-color photographs of artists' work.

Pages 86-97 feature text and images about my residencies and installations that were supported by VAN:  Event Horizon at  Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas and Singularity at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  
Download a free pdf copy or order a soft-bound copy fromAmazon.com.

VAN is supported in part by the Ford, Andy Warhol and Joan Mitchell Foundations.

 

July 6 - October 6, 2013
Biennial 27
South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

This summer, I will be installing in South Bend, Indiana in the Biennial 27 at the  South Bend Museum of Art.  The juror for Biennial 27  was Lisa D. Freiman, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art.  There will be a reception for the exhibition on August 2, 5:00-7:30pm.

Review of the show: Evan Gillespie, "'Biennial' paints exuberant portrait," South Bend Tribune, August 1, 2013.
For this exhibition, I will be installing a new pair of sculptures and a recent series of graphite drawings that were inspired by wormholes.  These new drawings were made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

June 27 - September 1, 2013
The 7 Borders
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

Opening to the public on Saturday, June 29th, a group exhibition titled The 7 Borders  at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will feature a variety of artworks inspired by and about living in the midwest.  For this exhibition, I will be installing Pre-fab(ulous) Environments with new elements designed for this show.  On Saturday, August 31st, at 1pm, I will be joining designer Mark Moskovitz to present lectures at a closing reception

An article about the show: Elizabeth Kramer, "KMAC's new Exhibit takes a regional approach to art," Louisville Courier Journal, June 30, 2013

Review of the show: Chelsea Gifford, "The 7 Borders exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft," ÆQAI, August 2, 2013

Erin Keane, Arts and Humanities reporter for Louisville NPR station WFPL, wrote about Pre-fab(ulous) Environments and included highlights from the interview on WFPL. Erin Keane reports on the issues, trends, people and events that impact Louisville's arts landscape.  'Happiness, at a Cost': Art in the Fly-Over States at KMAC's 'The 7 Borders' ExhibitARTCRAFT, August 28, 2013

 

April 5 - May 18, 2013
Let's Talk About Love Baby
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

In 2009, Chido Johnson started an art book exhibition titled Let's Talk About Love Baby which is currently on exhibit in Chelsea, New York at Printed Matter, February 14th to March 14th.   The next stop for the Love Library is this April in Indianapolis at iMOCA.  For this upcoming venue, Chido has asked me to be the Love Librarian.  Chido's website for Let's Talk About Love Baby catalogues the 250+ Love Books including mine titled Unforgettable.

 

April 1 - 26, 2013
Singularities
West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana

This spring, I will be in a two-person exhibition titled Singularities with Richard James at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana.  My artworks on exhibit will include recent graphite drawings and a site-specific CD installation titled Ad infinitum.  The exhibition will conclude with a reception on Friday, April 26th, 6-9pm.

This new series of drawings was made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

March 7, 2013
Thank you Inhabitat for including my CD installations on your site.
"Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future."

 

February 14, 2013
Event Horizon has been included on Sweet Station.
"Sweet Station is a NY/NJ based website with a steady stream of posts on art, architecture, advertising, photography, product design, and graphics."

 

January 14, 2013
VVIEU, fashion and style website based in Taiwan, has included Event Horizon on its site.   "Through an international scope, VVIEU exclusively shares aesthetic details in life and acts as an influential guide in Asia."

 

July 2012 - June 2013
To support the production of a new series of artworks, I have been awarded an Individual Artist Program grant for 2013 from the Indiana Arts Commission.  This new work will be featured in a two-person exhibition April of 2013 at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana

 


News and Updates - 2012

December 2012
For the upcoming Visual Arts Network and National Performance Network Annual MeetingI will be designing and creating a new CD and Theremin installation at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  My CD installation, Singularity, will be on exhibit until February 12, 2013.

This project has been made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.  

October 13, 2012
Event Horizon has been posted by Fashion156.com, London based online fashion and style magizine.  "Fashion156.com is the online magazine that provides a celebratory platform for emerging talent, alongside the established. Launched in 2006 by Guy Hipwell, Founding Editor and Creative Director, the site presents monthly themed issues that are centred around directional editorial style photo shoots."

October 5, 2012
2012 Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) conference in Detroit Michigan
Member of a panel session entitled: Change your mind, change your practice; or why you should consider a collaborator for your next project
The panel co-chairs: Paula KatzJoel W. Fisher, and Justin Leonard

September 22 - October 26, 2012
Event Horizon will be traveling and redesigned for Eastfield College in Dallas, Texas for a solo-exhibition in their new exhibition space H100.  In collaboration with the "Austinauts," the two musicians Marcosis and Fluri have written 30-minute pieces that will be performed on/in the sculpture at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd.

September 28, 2012
Event Horizon has been included on the Inspir3d weblog.
"Inspir3d! is a weblog dedicated to ideas that can ignite our minds with sparks.  We believe in the power of a mind inspired, it can change attitudes,  alter lives, and ultimately, reshape the world.  We follow the trails of knowledge and inspiration through  Art & Design, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology towards a better and more sustainable future." 

August 2012
A Wonderful Toy has been added to the National Library of Spain located in Madrid.  This art book was part of the first Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book project organized and curated by Hui Chu Ying, Printmaking Professor, University of Akron.

June 30 - August 30, 2012
Event Horizon, a residency and solo exhibition of a CD and Theremin installation
Women and Their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas. 
This project has been made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.  

May 24 – September 14, 2012
Throughout the summer, the Anne Wright Wilson Gallery on the Georgetown College campus in Georgetown, Kentucky will be showing The Hanover Connection, a two-person exhibition featurning Deb Whistler and myself.  My artworks on exhibit will include Wow and Flutter piano rolls and a site-specific CD installation titled Dual Wielding. The exhibition will conclude with a reception on Friday, September 14th at noon.   

 January 17 - February 17, 2012
“Where We Are: Tectonic Shifts and Dissolution of Boundaries” 
Olive DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri

Juror Elaine A. King, PhD, Art Historian, Critic and Curator described the exhibition: “This exhibition aims to explore the potential of contemporary visual art that embraces the blurry lines being explored by artists who are currently breaking down boundaries and working between the tenets of two-dimensional art practice, mixed media, digital and media art, and the physical world we move through,” January 2014


News and Updates - 2011

September 18-19, 2011
 2011 AIM Conference: “Cultural Crossroads: Communities and Connections” in Richmond, Indiana Panel session

The Association of Indiana Museums (AIM) Conference targets those who work in, with and for Indiana museums, as staff, board, and volunteers.  In 2011, AIM extends this invitation to those who work in Ohio museums.  Sessions are organized into four focus areas: Administration; Collections Management; Education, and Small Museums.

 

August - October, 2011
Canopies: Groin Vaults and Chain-link Fencing in Louisville, Kentucky

Commissioned by the Louisville Visual Arts Association (LVAA) for the site of the YouthBuild program in Louisville, a new outdoor sculpture will be installed 2011.  This project has been jointly funded by the Norton Foundation, LVAA, YouthBuild, and Hanover College.

 

June 2010 - August 2011
New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project is a multi-year outdoor exhibition of outdoor sculptures that will interpret New Albany’s rich history and heritage. This originated from a partnership between the Carnegie Center for Art and History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association.  Beginning in the spring of 2010, five temporary sculptures will be installed in highly visible locations in the downtown historic district. Each subsequent year, new sculptures will be selected and unveiled, culminating in 2013 with New Albany’s Bicentennial Commemoration. 

My sculpture for the Bicentennial Public Art Project, Brew History: All Bottled Up, will be included an upcoming book titled Sculpture and Design with Recycled Glass, by Cindy Ann Coldiron, Schiffer Publishing, available October 2011.

 

Friday, April 22, 2011
ART + PUBLIC = PUBLIC ART, Panel talk, Public Art and the City: Louisville 2011 Public Art Symposium, at the University of Louisville, Kentucky

How do artists define the terms “public” and “art”? Discussion of specific works and projects in the region will highlight ways in which public art has been created, is received and further re‐viewed over time. 

Moderator, John Begley, Gallery Director, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville Panelists:
Ed Hamilton, sculptor and Morgan Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of Louisville 
Leticia Bajuyo, Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director, Hanover College, Madison, IN
Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, video artist

 

March 4-27, 2011
Wow and Flutter: Revolutions in coded, de-coded, re-coded memory, at the Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  This exhibition was curated by Joey Yates and was a two-person show including two collaborative installations by Joshua Hamilton and myself.

Alison McMenamin, Recall and Wow and Flutter at Vox, The Artblog,  http://theartblog.org/ March 14, 2011.
The Artblog 2011.pdf

 

March 11 - April 29, 2011
Co-curator of exhibit titled ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana.  
ENID is a collective of female sculptors with 16 members, based in Louisville, KY. They derive their name from Enid Yandell (1869-1924), the first recognized female sculptor in Kentucky. This exhibition highlights the diversity of artworks by these artists who work in media ranging from wood and ceramics to found objects and video. 


During the exhibition, there are multiple programs and events:
Thursday, April 7, 7-8pm - gallery talk with the co-curators and artists
Tuesday, April 19, noon-1pm - I will be speaking at the Carnegie’s monthly “Lunch and Learn” series
Saturday, April 23, 11:30am-12:30pm - gallery talk with the co-curators and artists

 

February 13 - April 10, 2011 
The Water Tower Regional, first held in 1909, is the oldest competitive juried art exhibition in the Southeast and Midwest regions.  Hosted by the Louisville Visual Art Association, the opening reception is Sunday, February 13th, 2-4pm.  Jurors: Alice Stites of the International Contemporary Art Foundation and Suzanne Weaver of The Speed Art Museum.

My piece, success 2, was selected to be one of the artworks exhibited in The Water Tower Regional. This 6”x6”x6” plexiglass cube of cubes holds and separates 64 Monopoly hotel game pieces that are made of soap.

 


News and Updates - 2010

 

August 28, 2010

Model Homes and Habitats, A White Noise Project 
 Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

A contemporary art exhibit focused on wildlife welfare, featuring regional and national contemporary artist designed birdhouses.  “Model Homes and Habitats” will provide a genuine look at how we might better integrate and coexist with animals in the community around us.  
For my birdhouse, Migration Station, I combined artificial roses, leaves, and grass with sewer pipes to make a luxury high-rise that points to nature like a road sign while only offering potential tenets an isolated, plastic habitat.

 

January 2009 - December 2012

 Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books traveling exhibition arranged by Hui Chu Ying, Associate Professor, University of Akron.

July 2009 - Currently MIMB is showing at The University of Granada, Spain; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; South Texas College, McAllen, TX, Ohio University, Athens, OH; and the University of Akron Emily Davis Gallery.

The MIMB book is available at Blurb. My piece A Wonderful Toy is page 16.

A Shoebox Exhibit for Libraries On a Shoestring, Booktryst Blog, July 10, 2010

Hsueh-Ching Lin & You-Hai Chung, Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books catalog, published by the National Taiwan University of Arts, September, 2010

 

July 9-11, 2010

 Forecastle organizers have commissioned three artists to create pieces for Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky.  “The goal of Forecastle is to establish a cultural entertainment medium ~ Music.Art.Activism® ~ equally showcased in a scenic, outdoor environment. Merging entertainment with education, Forecastle unites the creative and activism communities of the Midwest, while building a new festival model in the United States.”

Elizabeth Kramer, Forecastle Fest Announces Artists to Create New Works, National Public Radio WFPL, Louisville, Kentucky, February 18, 2010, 4:00 pm. WFPL 2010.pdf

 

June 12, 2010
 Trashed, Curated by Craig Platt, Art Blogger @ Art Bystander

“Trashed seeks to answer the age-old question, what makes it art? We have reached out to artists across the United States and even up into Canada and found a collection of savvy painters, thinkers and craftsman who have happily handed over their trash to us...”