News and Updates - 2016

 

December 7, 2016   
School of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Thank you Brent Cole for the invitation to visit Ball State University at the end of the fall semester to be the visiting critic for the fall graduate student reviews.

 

December 1-4, 2016   
National Performance Network and Visual Arts Network Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

At the upcoming 2016 NPN/VAN Annual Meeting, I will be part of a panel focused on how artists leverage the network to build support systems and to build relationships to develop/tour work.

 

October 22, 2016   
Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Roanoke, Virginia

At the 2016 SECAC conference, I was part of a panel talk titled: Go Big or Go Home, Adventures in Oversized Art.
Session Chair: Bryan Alexis, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Go Big or Go Home: Adventures in Oversized Public Art Murals, sculpture, environmental design and more are important outreaches and give communities tangible evidence of the value of art in local schools and universities. The process to make oversized public art happen can be fraught with challenges from budgetary to collaborative.

Chair: Bryan Alexis | University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Panel Members:
Bryan Alexis | University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Erica Loustau | West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Leticia Bajuyo | University of Notre Dame
Carolina Blatt-Gross | College of New Jersey and Erin McIntosh | University of North Georgia

 

October 21, 2016   
Renaissance School, Charlottesville, Virginia

While in Virginia for SECAC, it was an honor to get to visit the Renaissance School, a college preparatory high school for high ability students in the arts, sciences, and/or humanities.  Thank you to Sara Johnson Clark, the Head of the school, for the invitation to visit.  And thank you to Steve Haske for welcoming me to your class to meet with your art students.

 

October 19, 2016   
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Thank you Ryan Hargrove for inviting me to speak to your LA 111 Living on the Right Side of the Brain class.
Thank you Ruth Adams for the wonderful tour of the new UK school of art facilities.
And thank you to Garry Bibbs for welcoming me to present in the Sculpture Department and then meet with sculpture students. 

 

Amplitude II - October 15, 2016 – June, 2017
Ad Infinitum II - October 15, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico


I am honored to be one of the ten artists selected for the upcoming special group exhibition titled: DECADE.  In celebration of 516 ARTS 10th anniversary, this group exhibition and series of off-site projects draws from the diverse local, national and international artists they have worked with since 516 ARTS opened.

For DECADE, I created two installations: 

Amplitude II - a silent, suspended CD/DVD sculpture at the Tony Hillerman Library.

Ad Infinitum II - a suspended CD/DVD installation with a Theremin in 516 ARTS

 

ArtPrize 8, September 21-October 9, 2016

For the 2016 ArtPrize, I am building a sculpture titled Gaze-bo(ught) to be installed at Lyon Square in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

This sculpture is a gazebo in a gazebo in a gazebo.  Each gazebo form is shaped like a gem and painted a saturated pink.  The roof is made of pink resin panels that become a rose colored lens.  When underneath, one is then bathed in pink light.The interior of the sculpture and surrounding ground is covered in thick artificial grass, which is always the perfect green and never needs to be mowed.

 

Check out Gaze-bo(ught) souvenirs at the Gazebot Shop.

Opening Wednesday, September 21 which is the first day of ArtPrize, the Gazebot Shop features one-inch tall Gaze-bo(ught) Minis, navy blue caps, and pink t-shirts. 

 

June 27 - July 4, 2016
Bajuyo Lecture Series in the Philippines

While traveling in the Philippines, it was a tremendous honor to visit four universities in Mindanao and Cebu, to learn more about these institutions, to meet faculty and students, and to present a lecture about my studio practice titled Momentary Monuments: Making the Matter Matter.
June 27 - Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
June 30 - University of the Philippines Cebu in Cebu City, Philippines
July 1 - University of Cebu in Cebu City, Philippines
July 4 - Mindanao University of Science and Technology in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

 

August 12-31, 2016
Mindanao, Philippines

FRAME OF MIND 2016, Northern Mindanao Contemporary Art exhibit.  
I am excited to be exhibiting in the Philippines with artists in Northern Mindanao in this group exhibition. 
The project theme is “Frame of Mind.” The Filipino notion of dealing concept/ideas or the force that cause things/situation, especially good things to happen by CHANCE from ethnographic, personal to globally adaptation of Filipino concept of thinking.  This theme shall be reflected in the production of paintings, sculptures and/or installation of participating artists.

 
 
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April 14, 2016  

During Hanover College's 79th-annual Honors Convocation, I was honored and humbled to learn I was one of two professors selected as recipients of the 2016 Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity. 
Pictured are Hanover President Lake Lambert, Leticia Bajuyo, Michael Duffy and Sara Patterson
 

 

April 8 - May 22, 2016 
Franconia in the City@Casket, Minneapolis, Minnesota

In celebration of Franconia Sculpture Park turns 20 years old this year, there will be a special group exhibition focusing on maquettes, small sculptures, models, drawings, or prints made by Franconia alumni. This exhibition is the perfect way to honor all the artists who have made Franconia a special place.

 
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April, 2016
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan

On Wednesday, April 23, I visited the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan to participate in Sculpture classes, critiques, and studio visits.  While in town, I spent time at the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit.
 

 

March 2016 - May 2018 
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana

Event Horizons, 2016
This public art installation was commissioned to be part of the Indiana State Museum's celebration of the bicentennial celebration of the state.  For museum's entryway, I designed and created a site-specific installation comprised of 12,000 community collected used CD’s and DVD’s with color changing LED lights. Titled Event Horizons for the series of five vortex openings in the curved wall, this installation covers 15 ft H x 60 ft L west wall on the first floor.

 

SapiSelco's ArtisTie 

In recognition of the use of cable ties in my artwork, ArtisTie has invited me to be included as one of SapiSelco's ArtisTie artists.

SapiSelco is a cable tie company in Italy. "We are a leader in the manufacture of CABLE TIES. We have always prioritized research, design and optimisation in all our production processes, standing out from other manufacturers thanks to our 100% Made in Italy products and world-acclaimed quality."

SapiSelco loves art, and with ArtisTie promotes a space dedicated to a world normally considered to be outside the realm of cable tie products. ArtisTie is an innovative project that aims to give space to artists able to produce original and unique works using Cable Tie Art & Design, looking beyond a mere technical product to “find aspects that inspire real beauty“.