Due to inclement weather, tomorrow night’s scheduled lecture with visiting artist Leticia Bajuyo has been postponed until a later date.
Artist Leticia Bajuyo will lecture on her visual research and studio practice at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History in collaboration with Space One Eleven, the visiting artist’s lecture will take place in the Hess Lecture Hall of UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. The lecture is funded by the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities. For more information, contact DAAH Outreach Coordinator Jared Ragland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In her artist talk, Bajuyo will discuss her sculptural works, which often incorporate non-traditional materials in site-specific installations. Her visit to UAB is scheduled in conjunction with an installation of sculptural work made from discarded compact discs at Birmingham’s Space One Eleven. Bajuyo will install the work, which will be viewable from the street and sidewalks of 2nd Avenue North this fall, with assistance from UAB sculpture students in professor Stacey Holloway’s Source Materials class.
Bajuyo's sculptures and installations have been exhibited nationally in recent solo exhibitions at Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHCIA) in Athens, Georgia; Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma; at The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art in New Harmony, Indiana; and at Women & Their Work Gallery in Austin, 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 public art installations in 2016 and 2017 include the Nashville International Airport in Tennessee; the Tony Hillerman Library in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the entrance of the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis; and the Lyon Square outdoor plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to exhibitions of her individual artwork, Bajuyo is a member of Land Report Collective. This group of six artists in Wyoming, Tennessee, and Indiana create and exhibit artworks together as they deal with landscape in fundamental ways and as a foundational reference point.
A recipient of Hanover College's Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, a Great Meadows Foundation Professional Development Grant recipient, and a Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency and grant recipient, Bajuyo received her M.F.A. in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame. Beginning this fall, Bajuyo will be joining the faculty at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi as an Assistant Professor of Sculpture. Prior to this professorship in Texas, she served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame and Professor of Art at Hanover College. Additionally, Bajuyo is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Performance Network and Visual Arts Network (NPNVAN), and is a member of the Board of Governors for the Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky. For more information about Bajuyo’s work, visit http://www.leticiabajuyo.com.