Full Literary Toolkit: Visual Storytelling
Please join the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Slavic Department for an evening with Anya Ulinich.
Multidisciplinary artist Anya Ulinich will discuss the evolution of her practice and working on the border of fiction and autobiography. After training as a visual artist, Ulinich began to write, eventually publishing a literary novel, Petropolis. Her second book, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel, The New York Times Notable book, was a graphic novel that blended fiction and autobiography. A funny and dark book loosely based on Bernard Malamud’s short story “The Magic Barre,” it told a story of an immigrant’s search for her true self through app-based dating. In recent years, Ulinich further expanded her practice, returning to painting and incorporating in animation and sculpture while completing her second graphic novel, The Assimilationist. She will discuss a practice that responds to contemporary life using a variety of media, show her recent work, and talk about surviving as a multidisciplinary artist outside of academia.