Talena Sanders is currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke. She is an interdisciplinary artist exploring relationships between personal identity, visual and material culture, dress and adornment, spiritual practice, and geographic place. Often exploring individuals’ senses of self in the context of organized religions and other affinity groups, she is interested in examining how social structures affect the tension between individual and collective senses of identity. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, from very serious arts institutions to the basements and highway motels of America. Here are a few of the places who have shown her work: New York Film Festival Views from the Avant-Garde, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, Lódz Culture House’s Galeria Imaginarium in Lódz, Poland, Chelsea Museum of Art in New York, NY, and other exciting locations. She received her BFA at the University of Kentucky in Art Studio.