Creative Disciplines and Mediums
- Outdoor, Public Sculpture
- Mixed Media
- Found/Repurposed Materials
- Installation Art
A Filipinx-American interdisciplinary artist, object maker, and sculptor based in Texas, Leticia R. Bajuyo started creating in rural Midwest flyover communities. Bajuyo received her M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her B.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Beginning fall 2017, she joined the faculty at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi where she is an Associate Professor of Sculpture. Prior to this professorship in Texas, Bajuyo served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame and Professor of Art at Hanover College.
Through her large-scale works, Leticia Bajuyo engages audiences and connects with communities through her site-specific installations that involve community collections of media and memories.
Bajuyo’s drawings, sculptures, and installations highlight the impact of cultural capital, assimilation, and desire. Her interest in unpacking value perceptions began with her autobiography growing up bi-racial on the border of Illinois and Kentucky. Cultural labels and demographic bubbles fostered her continued critique of consumer capitalism, fickle domestic desires, and internalized pressures of assimilation.
Her continued research of cultural privilege and consumer pressure yields a drive to both create and question a vision that is comfortable, contained, and controlled. By incorporating recognizable materials and forms including CDs, artificial grass, and insulation Styrofoam, Bajuyo creates spaces and multi-layered experiences that invite audiences to participate in theatrical re-arbitrations of value.
In addition to exhibitions of her individual artwork, Bajuyo is a member of Project Vortex – an international not-for-profit collective of artists, designers and architects actively focusing on the global problem of plastic pollution through our work. Furthermore, she one of six artists in the Land Report Collective – a group artists in Wyoming, Tennessee, and Texas who create and exhibit artworks together as they deal with landscape in fundamental ways and as a foundational reference point. She is one of three artists comprising the TLC Art Collective whose approach to public art is intrinsically community-focused. Bajuyo is also a member of ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors, an organization of female sculptors who gather and exhibit in respect of Louisville native and recognized sculptor Enid Yandell (1869-1934). Additionally, Bajuyo serves on the Board of Directors for the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and is a member of the Board for the Texas Sculpture Group.