Sister Alenushka and Brother Ivanushka
2016, Wind up mechanical music box, Acrylic paint, wood, metal, Original music composition Yevgeniy Sharlat, Technical development Theodore Johnson, 6 x 4 x 10 in.
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born multimedia artist, whose works exist at the intersection of visual, performing arts, and technological innovation, and explore social issues like gender perception, sexuality, 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, and animations based on her paintings. Lanina has exhibited and performed extensively both nationally and internationally, including SXSW Interactive (TX), Seoul Art Museum (Korea), SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan), 798 Beijing Biennial (China), Cleveland Institute of Art (OH), Museum Ludwig (Germany), Creative Tech Week (NYC), Teatro Santa Ana (Mexico), Blanton Museum of Art (TX), and Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia). Lanina's honors include Fulbright (Vienna, Austria), Headlands Art Center (CA), and Yaddo (NY). Lanina is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.