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Gloriann Langva

Artist Statement

 

I consider my work to be storyboards of fleeting moments, which only exist in dreams. I create sculptures by combining personal narrative, mythology, and folklore. Creating scenes in the window of limital space between magic and realness. I explore themes concerning queer sexuality, womanhood, power, and mortality to illustrate whimsical yet dark scenes, reinventing the past and the present. Inviting a juxtaposition that allows a dialog by first questioning what is seen and entice the audience to further question their own cultural normalcy or reality. 

Biography

Gloriann Langva is a narrative sculptor currently based in Madison, Wisconsin. Langva’s sculptures explores realms of mythology and folklore combining with personal dreams and experiences. Creating scenes in the window of limital space between magic and realness. She works around themes concerning queer sexuality, womanhood, power, and mortality to illustrate whimsical yet dark depictions, reinventing the past and the present. Langva earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Studio Art-Ceramics and studied with Gerit Grimm, Fred Stonehouse, Nancy Mladenoff, Gail Simpson and Jennifer Angus. In addition to studio work, Gloriann Langva is a Lecturer Professor in Ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.