Johanna Typaldos

Johanna Typaldos is a contemporary artist from Nixa, Missouri and resides currently in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a Concentration in Metal Smithing and Jewelry Making in 2018 at Missouri State University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at New Mexico State University. During her undergraduate career she studied abroad in Taiwan for a semester and worked alongside graduate students in their metal smithing and jewelry program. She has assisted metalsmiths who are active in the field, namely Sarah Perkins and Jina Seo, aiding them in their work and substituting for their classes. Typaldos has worked as an adjunct professor at Missouri Southern State University and now works as an instructor on record at New Mexico State University. In her work, she explores life’s path and the trials and interruptions that accompany the journey.

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Tension

Date of Creation: May 2, 2023

List of Materials: Copper, spray paint

Dimensions: L9” x H3” x W0.4” and L5.8” x H4” x W0.4”

Photographer's Name: Yashoda Latkar

Model's Name: Karly Jean Kainz

Conceptual Statement: Johanna, in her metalwork, explores human behavior and connections that are formed between two individuals. She investigates the dual nature of two opposites and the tension between them by primarily using copper, brass, and magnets. She introduces a tension of no end, no satisfying conclusion, a kind of purgatory or void, mirroring a feeling that she has felt throughout her life. Through her photographic and mixed media work, Yashoda explores the relationship between migration and identity. Her creations are focused on the experience of living in an in-between space, belonging 'nowhere,' embracing the ambivalence even though the sense of being rooted, notions of a permanent home, and traditional routines are challenged. As these two artists come together to form this collaborative work, their emphasis remains on the liminality of the material. Both artists, who are from the New Mexico State University graduate program, want to further explore the tension between two points...(email)

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Tension

Date of Creation: 02/05/2023

List of Materials: Copper, spray paint

Dimensions: L9” x H3” x W0.4” and L5.8” x H4” x W0.4”

Photographer's Name: Yashoda Latkar

Model's Name: Karly Jean Kainz

Conceptual Statement: Johanna, in her metalwork, explores human behavior and connections that are formed between two individuals. She investigates the dual nature of two opposites and the tension between them by primarily using copper, brass, and magnets. She introduces a tension of no end, no satisfying conclusion, a kind of purgatory or void, mirroring a feeling that she has felt throughout her life. Through her photographic and mixed media work, Yashoda explores the relationship between migration and identity. Her creations are focused on the experience of living in an in-between space, belonging 'nowhere,' embracing the ambivalence even though the sense of being rooted, notions of a permanent home, and traditional routines are challenged. As these two artists come together to form this collaborative work, their emphasis remains on the liminality of the material. Both artists, who are from the New Mexico State University graduate program, want to further explore the tension between two points (email)

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Missed Connections

Date of Creation: 02/05/2023

List of Materials: Brass, copper, magnets, spray paint.

Dimensions: 2.25” x 1.25”

Photographer's Name: Yashoda Latkar

Model's Name: Johanna Typaldos

Conceptual Statement: Johanna, in her metalwork, explores human behavior and connections that are formed between two individuals. She investigates the dual nature of two opposites and the tension between them by primarily using copper, brass, and magnets. She introduces a tension of no end, no satisfying conclusion, a kind of purgatory or void, mirroring a feeling that she has felt throughout her life. Through her photographic and mixed media work, Yashoda explores the relationship between migration and identity. Her creations are focused on the experience of living in an in-between space, belonging 'nowhere,' embracing the ambivalence even though the sense of being rooted, notions of a permanent home, and traditional routines are challenged. As these two artists come together to form this collaborative work, their emphasis remains on the liminality of the material. Both artists, who are from the New Mexico State University graduate program, want to further explore the tension between two points (email)

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