Art & Design and Art History Department

Leticia R. Bajuyo, Professor of Studio Art

 

Bajuyo

2001 M.F.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
1998 B.F.A. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
email: bajuyo@hanover.edu
phone: 812.866.7338
website: www.leticiabajuyo.com


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.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions          
2014     Dual Wielding, Myers South Gallery, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2014     Infodumps and Datafills, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana
2012     Event Horizon, Gallery H100, Eastfield College, Dallas, Texas
2012     Event Horizon, Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas
2009     pre-fab(ulous) environments, Olin Art Gallery, Washington and Jefferson College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2008     divertissement, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington
2008     divertissement, Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2007     forces of nature: hurricanes and slinkys, The Ingram Studio Arts Center's Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
2006     Daily Soap, Firehouse Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass Oregon
2005     yard upkeep, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
2005     Daily Soaps 2, Project Space Gallery, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky
2004     bus stop notes, Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
2004     yard upkeep, Memorial Union Galleries, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2003     Daily Soaps 2, Lower Traylor Gallery, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
2002     trophy girls, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2002     my bus stop, Southern Ohio Museum's Richards Gallery, Portsmouth, Ohio

Selected Outdoor Exhibitions    
2011     Canopies: Groin Vaults and Chain-link, commissioned by Louisville Visual Arts Association, funded by the Norton Foundation, YouthBuild, and Hanover College, to be located at the YouthBuild Program site, Louisville, Kentucky
2010     Bottle Shock, Forecastle: Art, Music, and Activism, Louisville, Kentucky
2010     Waxing and Waning Columns, Scribner House Garden Sculpture Exhibition, New Albany, Indiana
2010     Brew History: all bottled up, New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project, New Albany, Indiana
2007     forces of nature: hurricanes and slinkys in the Live, Learn, Believe outdoor exhibition, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky
2004     islands, yards, worlds, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota
           
Two and Three Person Exhibitions
2013     Singularities, West Street Art Center, Madison, Indiana
2012     Hanover Connection, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky
2011     Wow and Flutter, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2009     New Values - The Cressman Center, Louisville, Kentucky
2009     3x3, The Eleanor Prest Reese and The Robert B. Berkshire Galleries, Indianapolis, Indiana
2007     Looped Life, 1078 Gallery, Chico California
2006     Hanover College Art Faculty, HC Art Gallery, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
2005     Hanover College Art Faculty, Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2001     and the Breakfast Table, Old Watson's Building, Knoxville, Tennessee