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.
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 American woman, continually discovering the negotiation of belonging. She is interested in how stories can be used to explore generations of change, loss, and transformation. Through new media, Asuncion communicates with a digital language that transcends race and class enabling the creation of a new contextual mix of a place, memory, and conjuring of a reconstructed past.