Yuliya Lanina creates alternate realities in her works—ones based on sexuality, femininity, fetishism, and identity.
Lanina's multimedia works and performances have awarded her invitations to many art fairs, festivals and conferences, as well as to SXSW Interactive (TX); SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan); SEAMUS (Oregon), 798 Beijing Biennial (China); Seoul International Media Art Biennial (Korea); KunstFilm Bienalle (Germany); Fusebox (TX), Currents New Media (NM), the Creative Tech Week (New York City), AIFF (Athens, Greece) and Luminaria (San Antonio). Her work has been featured in Brooklyn Rail, Houston Press, Glasstire, Art Review, Wagmag, Bloomberg News, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, Sight Lines, NYArts Magazine, ART on AIR.com/MOMA, PS 1, Bejing Today and can be found in several national and international private and corporate collections. Revolt Magazine chose Lanina as one of their top ten New York City artists of 2013.
Lanina’s works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows nationally and internationally as well as in such museums and institutions as the Seoul Art Museum (Korea); Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia); Cleveland Institute of Art (Ohio); Elisabet Ney Museum (Austin, TX); and Galapagos Art Center (Brooklyn, NY).
Lanina’s collaborative projects were performed at the New Museum Festival (New York), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland), San Diego Museum of Art (CA), National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lithuania), National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York City), and Peridance Capezio Center (New York City).
Lanina's honors include fellowships and scholarships from Headlands Art Center (California); Yadoo (New York), Marble House Project (Vermont), I-Park (CT), CORE Cultural Funding Program (Austin, TX); ArtSprinter (New York City), BluePrint/COJECO (New York City); TEMPO (TX), Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International Competition (New York City) and an honorable citation from New York State Assembly.
Lanina holds MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Purchase College, SUNY.
Lanina is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born multimedia artist, whose works exist at the intersection of visual and performing arts, poetry, technological innovation, and explore social issues like gender perception, sexuality, violence, loss, and motherhood. She turns the traditional medium of painting and sculpture into a multi-dimensional and immersive experience for the viewer, creating multimedia performances, installations, animations, and mechanical sculptures based on her paintings. She exhibits her works and performs internationally.