About

BIO


Lani Asuncion earned her MFA in art with a concentration in video and sculpture from the University of Connecticut in 2011, and is currently a Studio Manager of the Media Arts Department and Continuing Education Instructor in video and animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Her work has been screened in Another Athens Film Programme with SNEHTA shown at SUPERMARKET Independent Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden with Interviewroom11. Her work was recently shown and performed live during ILLUMINUS Boston 2017. She is an artists-in-residence alumna of Caldera Arts Center, Elsewhere, Santa Fe Art Institute, Vermont Studio Center, and Bilpin International Grounds for Creative Initiatives in New South Wales, Australia. In 2016 she was a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund grant from the American Australian Association, and  Assets for Artists grant from MassMoCA.

STATEMENT

Lani Asuncion works in video, sculpture, performance, and digital storytelling that explores the sociopolitics of community. By using her body and the camera she is able to navigate landscapes and recall personal stories that are transformed into abstract narratives used to explore her identity as a multicultural, biracial Asian-American woman.  Through her work she continues to explore and negotiate the sense of belonging as well as to deal with change, loss, and transformation. Blending digital media with elements of nature Asuncion construct environments to present alternative perspectives on conversations around post-colonization and cultural globalization.

Photo by Peter Gumaskas

Photo by Peter Gumaskas