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.

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.

Instagram - @junaverse

EDUCATION

2010: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

RESIDENCIES

2019: Monson Arts, Monson, ME

2018: 77Art, Rutland, VT

2014: Theaterlab, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019: Flat File 2019, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

2018: Paper-Ballad, La Cápsula, Zürich, Switzerland

2016: Artists Respond to the Election, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016: Garden Party, Collective Arts Incubator, Los Angeles, CA

2013: Greenhouse Gala, TheaterLab, New York, NY

2012: Outlaw, White Box Gallery, New York, NY

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