Micaela Rianne Cadungog is a multidisciplinary artist dissecting the dualities of the female body: the conflict between shame and sexualization, the separation of the physical and emotional self, and the association of violence and tenderness. Drawing from her personal experiences, she traces her history of intimacy, her relationships, and their emotional impact. She draws further inspiration from the physical spaces where these relationships develop, particularly the bedroom and other domestic spaces. Her work, consisting of photographs, fiber works, and personal artifacts, attempts to regain comfort within these spaces and to mend the gap between these dualities. Cadungog received her BFA in Photography/Digital Media from the University of Houston. Her thesis show, It Turns Into Memory, was exhibited at Flatland Gallery. In Summer 2019, she was a resident of Project Row House’s Summer Studios Program. She has also shown work in curated group shows with Art League Houston, FLATS, and Hardy & Nance Street Studios. In 2020, she had her first solo show with Alief Art House entitled Intimate Restlessness.

Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Sunday, September 26, 2021