Leticia Bajuyo

A Filipinx-American artist who lives, works, teaches in Corpus Christi, Texas, Leticia R. Bajuyo is an interdisciplinary artist, object maker, and sculptor. Through her large-scale works, 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.