NOT A SAD TALE
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian – born American interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Austin, TX. Her paintings, animations and animatronic sculptures portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor. She is particularly interested in turning the traditional medium of painting into a multi-dimensional and interactive experience for the viewer.
Lanina’s work has been displayed at the Seoul Art Museum (Korea), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Ludwig Museum (Cologne, Germany), SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan), El Museo Cultural (Santa Fe, NM) and other venues. Her recent solo shows include Cleveland Institute or Art (OH), Women and Their Work (Austin, TX), Patrick Heide Contemporary (London, UK), and Figureworks Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). Lanina’s work has been reviewed by many publications, including Art Review, Wagmag, Bloomberg News, Brooklyn Rail, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, NYArts Magazine, and Bejing Today. Revolt Magazine chose Lanina as one of their top ten New York City artists of 2013. Her honors include fellowships and scholarships from Headlands Art Center, CORE Cultural Funding Program, Yaddo, ArtSprinter and BluePrint (COJECO) and an honorable citation from New York State Assembly. Lanina’s collaborations were performed at the New Museum (New York), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland), the Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York), National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Vilnius, Lithuania), National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), the Peridance Capezio Center (New York), Cincinnati Memorial Hall and other venues. Lanina’s current solo show at Kramer Gallery, ACC Rio Grande Campus (Austin, TX) is currently on view until April 12.
Vladimir Rannev (*1970, Moscow) is a composer and a lecturer at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and the St. Petersburg State University. In 2003 he graduated from the composition department of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied with Professor Boris Tishchenko. In 2003-2005 he studied electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Professor Hans Ulrich Humpert. Rannev is a recipient of a Gartow Stiftung scholarship (Germany, 2002), the winner of the Salvatore Martirano Award of the University Illinois (USA, 2009), Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland, 2010). His opera “Two acts” to a libretto by Dmitri A. Prigov was premiered in the Hermitage Museum in November 2012 and took the Grand-Prix of Sergey Kouryohin Prize 2013 and was nominated to the National Theatre Golden Mask Prix 2014. Rannev’s music has been performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Finland, Japan and the USA by various ensembles, including the Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, eNsemble of the Pro Arte Institute, One Orchestra, Studio of New Music, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, ensemble N’Caged (Russia), Nostri Temporis, ensemble Contrasts (Ukrain), Orkest de Volharding, Amstel Quartet (The Netherlands), Mosaik, Les Eclats du Son, Integrales, LUX:NM, ensemble Clair-obscur, choirs Singakademie Oberhausen and Cuntus Domus (Germany), Ums’Jip, KontraTrio, Ensemble Phönix Basel, Ensemble Proton Bern (Switzerland). Rannev is a member of the StRes (Structure Resistance) group of composers (Russia).