Meet the Artist
My work investigates labor, memory, and home. Between my childhood in Guam and my move to the US at the age of thirteen, I developed unique perspectives of what it means to feel at home.
My works on paper alludes to geographical representations of places where I have resided. I re-use found materials in my home to create ephemeral shapes and directional lines that suggest mapping and tracking of movement. In my prints and books, the trails of lines and floating shapes cluster, overlap, and break free. The works portray that which we consider intangible: memory and the passing down of cultural identities.
With a background in papermaking, the performative practice of making handmade paper and weaving using natural fibers presents physical records of my labor. Working with my hands allows me to interact closely with materials and understand its histories.
Janice Agustin is a printmaker and video artist. Born and raised in Guam, Agustin moved to California as a teenager and later received her BA in book arts and publications from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently pursuing an MFA in printmaking at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.