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FUAM Exhibition - Gladys Triana


Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment Beyond Exile

This guide was created as a partnership between the DiMenna-Nyselius Library and the Fairfield University Art Museum and provides additional resources and information on the artist and themes related to the Fairfield University Art Museum exhibition:


Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment
Beyond Exile

September 23 - December 17, 2022

Fairfield University Art Museum
Walsh Gallery


Exhibition Description

Gladys Triana is a Cuban-born, New York-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work rebels against authoritarian rule and the oppression of hegemonies. For decades her immersive installations, sculptures, drawings, and paintings reflected two axes around which her life turned and her art was nourished: her condition of having lived since 1969 in exile from her native island, and her stubborn, continuous exploration of the ontology of women. Her more recent videos and photographs reveal her discovery of an abstract language for transcendence. This exhibition in two venues, running simultaneously at Fairfield University Art Museum, and the Art Museum, University of St. Joseph, includes works from the 1970s to the present.

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos)

Translations by Adriana Herrera, PhD

Faculty liaison: Silvia Marsans-Sakly, PhD

About Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM)

An essential academic and cultural resource for students, faculty, and residents of the surrounding geographic community and region, the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) offers meaningful opportunities for first-hand experience of original works of art and their unique historical resonance. We foster appreciation of the visual arts; cultivate cultural literacy and critical engagement; conserve, research, and impart knowledge about the collection in accordance with best scholarly and museum practices; and champion human creativity of all cultures and time periods.



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Gladys Triana

Nothing is Sacred

1995, Mixed media

Image courtesy of the artist. © Gladys Triana