Ananda Balingit-LeFils

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 Areas of Teaching

Painting and drawing

Artist Statement on Girl in Front of Ty Ty Mansion

This work is an investigation into portraiture as a way of documenting and exploring my relationships with and perceptions of close friends and family. I am interested in the static nature and artifice of the posed portrait. By referencing early American folk paintings and Olan Mills photography, I seek to depict the tender awkwardness that those works exemplify. Both imagined and factual, character traits and general themes are revealed through decorative elements.

 Currently on display in the Westcott Offices of the President and Provost:

Previously on display as part of the Art on Campus Initiative: