Janna Añonuevo Langholz is an interdisciplinary artist born and based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work explores her identity as a second-generation Filipino American and relationships to land and architecture through photography, site-specific installations, performances, and participatory projects, often presented as ephemeral pieces in odd or liminal spaces.
Añonuevo received a BFA in Fibers from Truman State University in 2011 and received a full fellowship to attend graduate school at SMU Meadows School of the Arts 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 and was an ACRE resident in 2017. She was also a recipient of a Common Field scholarship in 2017 and the winner of the Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) Mock Grant Review in 2018.
She is the founder of Filipino American Artist Directory, a national initiative and publication to connect and promote artists of Filipino heritage in the US and beyond, and currently works as a freelance editor and photographer.