Leticia Bajuyo creates, lives, and teaches in southern Indiana where she is a Professor of Art at Hanover College. After earning a BFA in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she moved to Hanover College to join the Art and Art History Department.
Growing up and living in the Midwest, specifically in areas that often feel in-between places of interest, Bajuyo’s aesthetic was influenced by the landscape and the pace of rural communities. In her artwork, Bajuyo explores the tension between art and craft, between passé and popular, and between desiring and discarding. Additionally, growing up in a biracial, bicultural, and bilingual household helped generate her interest in blending dissimilar materials while in search for a cohesive center. When designing and creating, her approach to technique has a do-it-yourself, problem-solving attitude that is guided by concept and yields combinations such as 8,000 donated CD’s and Theremins or player piano rolls and typewriters.
A 2012 Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Program Grant recipient, Bajuyo is currently exhibiting at the Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana and FirstBuild, Louisville, Kentucky. Bajuyo has had recent solo exhibitions at New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana; at Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Gallery, H100, Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas; and at Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas. Recent group exhibitions include Space Landscape at HEREart, New York City, New York; Biennial 27 at the South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana; and The 7 Borders at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky.