Herstory is a human-sized robotic doll. The piece examines gender and cultural identity through a physically and electronically altered doll made to resemble the artist. The motion-activated animatronic piece tells awkward anecdotes and stories that challenge the way we perceive gender.
Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist. Her paintings, animations, interactive sculptures and performances portray alternate realities that fuse fantasy, femininity, and humor.
Lanina’s works have been exhibited in such museums and institutions as the Seoul Art Museum, Korea; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; Cleveland Institute or Art, OH; Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX and Galapagos Art Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Lanina's honors include fellowships and scholarships from Headlands Art Center (California); Yadoo (New York), Marble House Project (Vermont), CORE Cultural Funding Program (Austin, TX); ArtSprinter (New York City), BluePrint/COJECO (New York City); TEMPO (TX) and an honorable citation from New York State Assembly. Lanina holds MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Purchase College, SUNY.