Albanian-born artist, Juna Skenderi is best known for her minimalist approach to traditional folk art. She creates as a means of dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty related to having lived the majority of her life as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Her fiber and mixed media art is both an homage to the craft art of Albania and a stylistic continuation of her longtime work with abstractions.
In August of 2018, Skenderi participated in a month-long residency at 77Art in Rutland, Vermont.
Skenderi has been a working artist for over a decade. Having obtained a BFA in filmmaking at Montclair State University, she initally pursued a career in production and costume design. She has also programmed for film festivals such as the Hamptons International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and Rooftop Films. She now lives and works in New York City.