Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Founder / Project Director
Janna Añonuevo Langholz is an interdisciplinary artist born and based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has investigated her heritage as a second-generation Filipino American and the relationship of US Midwest and South to the Philippines through photography, site-specific installations, and participatory projects. By engaging her immediate environments and communities, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the social, historical, and environmental forces that shape the world around her. She founded Filipino American Artist Directory in 2015.
Director of New Media
Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, curator, and artist whose academic interests include digital art, computational media, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective, the program manager for the Processing Foundation, and host for the podcast PRNT SCRN produced by Art Practical.
Director of Comics & Narrative Arts
Gloria Shows is a printmaker and fiber artist currently in Columbus, Ohio. Her largely narrative-based work is influenced by her multinational and multiethnic upbringing as a Filipino American born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, England, and the United States. Through figurative and landscape imagemaking, Gloria reflects on her own environmental autobiography which has shaped her current sentiments of placemaking. She has received a BFA from University of Central Oklahoma and an MFA from Ohio State University.