Leticia R. Bajuyo
Visiting Professor, Sculpture
108D Riley Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
M.F.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2001
B.F.A., University of Notre Dame, 1998
Leticia Bajuyo received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. in from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Professor of Art at Hanover College, in Hanover, Indiana where she is presently on leave from while she returns to Notre Dame as a visiting faculty member till May 2017. 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
In her studio practice, Bajuyo pulls materials and objects from the mainstream cycle of capitalist consumerism and tailors them to dialogues about local or regional cultural identities. Bajuyo's interests in perception began with her own history of growing up bi-racial in a small town on the border of Illinois and Kentucky. The dynamics of growing up partially displaced developed into a heightened interest in perception and the arbitration of value. An essential goal in Bajuyo's artwork is the fostering of an awareness of the role of social amnesia on consumer behavior and the ethicality of these behaviors.
A 2012 Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Program Grant recipient and 2012 Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency and grant recipient, Bajuyo has had recent solo exhibitions at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana; at Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma; at Gallery H100, Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas; and at Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas. Recent group exhibitions include Space Landscape, HEREart Gallery, New York, New; The 7 Borders at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky; Transmission at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; and Finders Keepers at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent projects include installing a permanent, site-specific, suspended sculpture for the South Bend Museum of Art and traveling to Baku, Azerbaijan to participate in residency and exhibition titled From Waste to Art.
Sample of Works
Event Horizons, 2013
Pre-fab(ulous) Environments, 2013