Janna Añonuevo Langholz (b. 1988) is an interdisciplinary artist born and based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has investigated her heritage as a second-generation Filipino American and the relationship of US Midwest and South to the Philippines through photography, site-specific installations, and participatory projects. By engaging her immediate environments and communities, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the social, historical, and environmental forces that shape the world around her.
Añonuevo received a BFA in Fibers from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in 2011 and received a full fellowship to attend graduate school at SMU Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas in 2013. She received her MFA in 2015 with a concentration in photography. Her work has been shown in solo and group shows throughout the Midwest in St. Louis, Chicago, Tulsa, and Dallas, as well as in Portland, San Francisco, and Hilo, Hawaii. She received a fellowship from Signal Fire to participate in "unwalking" the Lewis & Clark trail from Oregon to Eastern Montana in 2016, the recipient of a Common Field scholarship in 2017, and the winner of the Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) Mock Grant Review in 2018. She has spoken about her work at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco in 2018.
She is the founder and director of Filipino American Artist Directory, a national initiative and publication to connect artists of Filipino heritage in the US and beyond, and currently works as a freelance editor and photographer. She is a member of Common Field and the 1904 World’s Fair Society.