Yuliya Lanina is a multimedia artist whose work ranges from paintings and robotic sculptures to video and performance. She creates alternate realities in her works—ones based on sexuality, femininity, fetishism, and identity.
She has performed and exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including SXSW Interactive, Seoul Art Museum, SIGGRAPH Asia, 798 Beijing Biennial (China), Cleveland Institute of Art, Museum Ludwig (Germany), Creative Tech Week (NYC), Fusebox Festival (Austin), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), and Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
Her work has been featured in Brooklyn Rail, Houston Press, Glasstire, Art Review, Bloomberg News, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, SightLines, NYArts Magazine, ART on AIR.com/MOMA, PS 1, Bejing Today and can be found in several national and international private and corporate collections. She was listed among the “top 10 artists in NYC now” by Revolt Magazine and received an honorable citation from the New York State Assembly in 2013.
Lanina’s collaborative projects were performed at the New Museum Festival (New York), San Diego Museum of Art (CA), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland), the Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York City), National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lithuania), National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), and the Peridance Capezio Center (New York City).
Lanina's honors include fellowships and scholarships from Headlands Art Center, Yaddo Colony, Marble House Project, NY Studio Gallery, The Puffin Foundation Grant, I-Park, CORE Cultural Funding Program (Austin, TX), ArtSprinter (New York City), TEMPO (TX), and Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International Competition (New York City).
Lanina holds MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Purchase College, SUNY. She spends her time between New York City, which used to be her home for more than two decades and her recent home in Austin where she 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.